Black Friday was started in the 1960s to begin the mad dash which is holiday shopping. “Black” pertains to stores switching from the “red” to the “black” back when accounting records were taken down by hand. However the name Black Friday also holds historical value by describing the financial crisis of 1869, which was a stock market crash due to gold spectators who failed trying to corner the gold market and resulted in the collapse of the stock market.

Black Friday is a great time to get holiday shopping done for millions of people. Just remember to have fun and stay safe.

Target has many great deals all year long and has a bit of everything. However on Black Friday they have some really great deals that you won’t find anywhere else. Target opens at 8pm on Thanksgiving night.

  •  Nintendo 3DS XL for $149.99 regular price $199.99
  •  Barnes and Noble Nook 7” HD 8GB Tablet for $79.00 regular price $129.00
  •  Xbox 360 Kinect bundle: 4GB Xbox 360, Kinect sensor, 2 games, wireless controller and 1 month free of Xbox Live for $189.99 regular price $299.99
  •  Garmin Nuvi 40LM GPS for $79.99 regular price $139.99
  •  Samsung 50” 1080p LED HDTV with a free $50.00 Target gift card for $597.99 regular price $749.99

Best Buy is an amazing store for people who love music, movies, electronics and game consoles or if you are in need of appliances. Best Buy opens at 6pm on Thanksgiving night.

  •  LG 55” LED HDTV for $499.00 regular price $999.99
  •  HP Envy 15.6” 8GB memory, 750GB hard drive laptop in natural silver for $499.99 regular price $699.99
  •  Sony Hdr-CX220 HD Flash memory Camcorder – Black for $169.99 regular price $249.99
  • Microsoft Surface with 32GB memory for $199.99 regular price $349.99 (Keyboard sold separately)
  • Apple Mac Book Pro 13.3” 4GB memory, 128GB flash storage with Retina display for $949.99 regular price $1099.99

Wal-Mart offers great deals all the time but has even more outstanding deals on Black Friday. Wal-Mart opens at 6pm on Thanksgiving night.

    •  Samsung 46” Class Smart TV LED 1080p HDTV for $497.00 regular price $749.99
    •  HP Pavilion Touch Smart 14” 4GB memory, 500GB hard drive Laptop for $278.00 regular price $398.00
    •   Play Station 3 250GB console bundle with The Last of Us and Batman Arkham for $199.00 save $165.00 (Items usually sold separately)
    •  HP 15.6” 4GB memory, 500GB hard drive laptop for $178.00 regular price $318.00
    •   Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10” Tablet with 16GB memory for $299.00 regular price $359.00


Macy’s is a department store that offers good deals on many different items from bed sheets to appliances. Macy’s opens at 8pm on Thanksgiving night until 1pm on Black Friday.

    •     Men’s Nautica Lightweight packable down jacket for $59.99 regular price $195.00
    •   Men’s Timberland Rugged Street Boot for $59.99 regular price $90.00
    •  Hand bags from Steve Madden, Nin West and Marc Fisher for $29.99 regular prices $69.00-$98.00
    •  Women’s Calvin Kline Puffer Jacket for $59.99 regular price $119.00
    •   Protocol Turbo Hawk Alpha, 3 Channel remote controlled helicopter for $19.99 regular price $60.00


Game Stop is a store that has all your gaming needs from consoles to games and accessories. Game Stop opens at midnight on Black Friday.

  •  Play Station Plus 1 year membership for $29.99 regular price $49.99
  • Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag for PC, Play Station 3 and Xbox 360 for $39.99 regular price $59.99
  •  Pulse Wireless Stereo Headset–Elite Edition for $79.99 regular price $149.99
  •  Xbox 360 250GB Bundle- Xbox 360 250GB console, Halo 4, Tomb Raider Downloadable Token and wireless controller for $199.99 regular price $339.99
  • Battlefield 4 for PC, Play Station 3 and Xbox 360 for $29.99 regular price $59.99