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Black Friday Deals Begin in Massachusetts; where to find them > Massachusetts

With Black Friday approaching, there are plenty of deals to navigate.

Whether you’re looking at Amazon, Target, Walmart, or other stores, there are a number of money-saving deals you can take advantage of.

The term “Black Friday” has its roots in Philadelphia in the 1950s. According to History.com, police there first used the term to describe all the crowds that went shopping after Thanksgiving. These crowds were in town for the annual Army-Navy football game. At the time, police officers described the scene as “chaos” and said the crowds were so great that people started stealing goods from the stores. By 1961, the term “Black Friday” was common in the city, according to History.com.

The site explained that the most accepted story behind Black Friday is actually false, noting, “The most repeated story behind Black Friday’s Thanksgiving-shopping-related tradition links it to retailers doing deals at a loss (“in the “in the red”) would supposedly turn a profit (“went into the black”) the day after Thanksgiving because holiday shoppers squandered so much money on sale items…though it’s true that retail businesses used to post losses in the red and profits in the black when they keep their accounts, this version of Black Friday’s origin is the officially sanctioned — but inaccurate — story behind the tradition.

Before you embark on your Black Friday shopping spree, check the opening times of your local stores as opening times may vary by municipality.

Here’s a summary of some deals available to Black Friday shoppers:

BRAINTREE, MA - NOVEMBER 23: Shoppers wait in a check-out line at a Kmart store during the Black Friday sales on November 23, 2012 in Braintree, Massachusetts.  Black Friday, the start of the holiday shopping season, has traditionally been the busiest shopping day in the United States.

Walmart

Black Friday deals begin November 25th in Walmart stores. Most shops open at 5am on Black Friday. The store says there will be “significant discounts on top gaming consoles, toys, TVs and more. Notable brands include LEGO, Nintendo, iRobot and PlayStation.” For example, a 65-inch Roku TV costs $228, while a 10-inch kids’ tablet costs $69.

target

The Black Friday deals have already started and will last until November 26th. Shops open at 7am on Black Friday. Shoppers can find items like an X-Box Series 6 for $249 and 25% off select beauty items. Target Notes can find other listings for “toys, TVs, home decor, small kitchen appliances… from top brands like KitchenAid, Apple, Samsung, Dyson, and LEGO.”

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