Friday, November 23, 2012
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday rule the shopping roost after Thanksgiving.
Friday, November 23, 2012
If you have a black belt in Black Friday shopping, listen up: area big-box retailers are gearing up to dazzle bargain hunters on Black Friday! Not to be outdone, Target and Best Buy are also planning all-out holiday shopping assaults. According to an ad leaked online, Target's best deals will be for TVs, a Nook, a Nikon camera and an XBOX 360 Kinect bundle. At Best Buy, doorbusters include deals on TVs, phones and Samsung laptop bundles. Walmart will offer three items at low prices—an iPad, a TV and a Blu-ray player. According to TheBlackFriday.com, several other stores will also have doorbuster sales at midnight on Friday, including Kohl's. For the early morning traditionalists, some stores will open at 4 a.m. with special sales. If …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Blue laws prohibit retailers from opening before midnight on Black Friday.
Black Friday is starting earlier than ever, as some national retailers have announced they will open the night of Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 22. However, here in Massachusetts, state blue laws prohibit stores from opening until midnight, according to a report by the Boston Globe. Current blue laws prohibit retailers in the state from opening on Thanksgiving, thus preventing them from getting an early start on Black Friday sales, according to the Globe article. Some exceptions are restaurants, health care facilities and gas stations. The laws, instituted in the 17th century, are intended to make sure holidays are properly observed, according to the Boston Globe. Are Massachusetts' blue laws outdated? Should they be eliminated? Tell us …
Friday, December 2, 2011
When do (or did) you get your holiday shopping done?
We'll be asking Mansfield Patch readers a different question every weekday. Questions could range from local decisions made by officials, to state issues, to national politics and entertainment. Whatever it is, we want to know what MANSFIELD thinks! To answer, use our comments section below. With the myriad of holiday celebrations in the air this month, it can get pretty hectic and stressful getting the gifts for your friends and loved ones. But when's the best time to get those gifts? There is a decently perscribed timetable to get the gifts, but during what time have you had the most success? When's the best time to do your holiday shopping?
Friday, November 25, 2011
Many brave the cold, and many more sit in their cars before the shops open.
It was below freezing early this morning before 1 a.m. at Mansfield Crossing, but many Mansfield residents braved the cold and waited for the deals to start. Some people had lawn chairs, some took turns warming up in the car while the other would save the spot in line. Many shoppers just sat in their cars and bidded their time until the shops were allowed to open.