Stores open on Thanksgiving 2010 are fairly rare. After all, the stores open on Thanksgiving 2010 already have an eye on Black Friday, when they will be packed to the brim. However, therein lies an opportunity, as some shoppers may not want to be packed in on Black Friday. In fact, they will look to get some shopping done now, so their Black Friday workload won’t be as high – and a bit more attainable. Therefore, the stores open on Thanksgiving offer these consumers relief before the chaos to come tomorrow.
History is being made today by some shopping centers, as one is open on this day for the first time ever. Sears has been in business for over 100 years, and has always been closed on this holiday. But today, it is open from 7 a.m. to noon in a first for the company.
Other stores open on Thanksgiving will have longer hours, however. Walmart is open for the full 24 hours, while K-Mart is conducting business from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.. Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy started service at 8 a.m., a few years after they were among the first to have Thanksgiving business. Toys r Us is opening nationwide at 10 p.m. Thursday for the first time ever.
Even those businesses that don’t open their doors still have their websites up. Holiday deals can be found on the Walmart, Target and Staples sites, if shoppers can’t get to those stores.
In between all of the dinner preparations and family gatherings, it might not matter what stores open on Thanksgiving. People might be too busy with activities other than shopping, or may be saving up for Black Friday. Despite the mad dashes to come in stores tomorrow, the day still offers deals and items that aren’t in place for today.
The likes of Sears, Toys r Us, Walmart and K-Mart are getting an early jump today nonetheless. Still, the big competition will come tomorrow, as the holiday shopping season kicks off in earnest. Perhaps those working in these businesses today would prefer a break to rest up for the Black Friday madness. But, on the other hand, it can give them extra time to prepare, and shore things up for the big rush.
By coincidence, Christmas is coming exactly one month from today. For the stores open on Thanksgiving, they have one final practice day before a month of non-stop shopping madness.
Huffington Post- “Stores Open On Thanksgiving 2010: Walmart, Sears And More (HOURS)”