For a few weeks there have been some rogue 2012 Black Friday store hours lists circulating around the internet that are unverified. Today Black Friday by Brads Deals has verification that Walmart and Best Buy will be opening at midnight on Black Friday again this year.
Other Black Friday news sources have been reporting store opening hours over the last few weeks but have not been providing any hints of where their information is coming from. We’ve noticed that it’s the exact same list that seems to be going around with store hours suspiciously similar to last year. We did some searching and couldn’t find any stores that had sent out press releases announcing opening times or any times listed on store websites. Today we saw our first hint at store hours from a reputable news source.
NorthJersey.com reported today on the Riverdale, NJ Police Department’s plans for scheduling officers on Black Friday. In the article, NorthJersey.com mentions that “The Borough Council announced that two local stores, Best Buy and Walmart, submitted applications to open at midnight on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. The governing body approved these applications.”
Unlike smaller chain stores, big retailers like Best Buy and Walmart open at the same time across the country. If they are planning to open at midnight in Riverdale, New Jersey, they will be opening at midnight in your town too.
Beware of lists of store hours that don’t identify their sources. Black Friday by Brads Deals provides you with store hours and store ads as soon as they become available and we never post anything we’re not sure of. Check back periodically on our list of official 2012 Black Friday store hours to see what new stores have announced their hours.
Now that we know Best Buy and Walmart are planning to open at midnight what time do YOU plan on getting there to camp out?
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About Kathryn Denton
Kathryn is studying Public Relations and Advertising at DePaul University. An avid reader and musician, she loves cats, cross-stitching and anything Chinese - except the food.
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