Thanksgiving Day sales to put Shoppers in dilemma over ‘family time or shopping’

Thanksgiving Day sales to put Shoppers in dilemma over ‘family time or shopping’  Traditionally Thanksgiving has always been a day for family, turkey and football. Retailers now are viewing the holiday as a chance to push the Christmas shopping season into high gear.

Retailers are hoping that shoppers would throng outside shops and push aside their turkey dinners and turn off the football games to push through the crowds in what is turning out to be a pre-Black Friday holiday blitz.

However, some consumers are of the opinion that Thanksgiving should be a day for family and friends and not bargains.

This year, stores which include Best Buy, J. C. Penney, Kohl's, Macy's and Toys "R" Us, will open their doors just after sun down on Thanksgiving. The stores are betting that consumers will be through with dinner and ready to strike out some gifts off their shopping lists.

Consumers can expect a boatload of Thanksgiving Day deals.

Kmart will take 40% off the Android 7-inch tablet, which will be offered at $39.99. Walmart will offer the Furby Boom toy for $29, a $30 savings. Target will sell the Nintendo 3DS XL Game System for $149.99, a $50 savings.

However, Nordstrom, Costco, BJ's Wholesale Club and others have said they will remain closed as always, out of respect for the holiday and for employees who want to spend time with their families during the festive season.

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