NEW YORK — Walmart, Target and Best Buy have rolled out their Black Friday 2017 plans.
Target says it will open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving day and then close at midnight local time. Its stores will then reopen at 6 a.m. local time on Friday until 10 p.m., 11 p.m. or midnight.
That’s different from last year when it kept the stores open straight through the night.
Like other retailers, Target is trying to figure out what makes sense for its customers. It learned that while shoppers like the opportunity to shop on both Thanksgiving and Black Friday at its stores, the crowds thinned out in the wee hours of the morning.
Some of Target’s Black Friday deals include TVs under $300, deals on gaming systems, gadgets, wearables, beauty set discounts, and more.
Walmart’s Black Friday sale begins at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving in stores, and it will run all day online.
The company is releasing color-coded maps of its stores to help customers find what they are looking for.
Among the front page deals this year are a hoverboard for $148, a 55″ Sharp TV for $298 and in iPhone 6 for $129.
Best Buy will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and will stay open until 1 a.m. Friday.
Doors reopen that day at 8 a.m. and close at 10 p.m.
Best Buy is offering hundreds of dollars in savings on TVs, watches and cameras.