Best Buy will kick off Black Friday early and open again on Thanksgiving (BBY)

Best Buy

  • Best Buy will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving. It will close at 1 a.m. and reopen at 8 a.m. on Black Friday.
  • Best Buy is traditionally one of the most popular Black Friday shopping destinations.
  • TVs will be heavily discounted, as well as smart and regular speakers, some Apple products, and video games.

Best Buy is once again kicking off this year’s holiday shopping season early. 

The retailer is throwing open its doors at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving. It will then close at 1 a.m. and reopen at 8 a.m. on Black Friday. These hours mirror last year’s and the year before. 

Some local laws interfere with these plans. Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island stores will remain closed on Thanksgiving. Maine stores will open at 12:01 a.m., while Massachusetts and Rhode Island won’t open stores until 1 a.m.

A preview of the sale is now on Best Buy’s website. Some deals, like Toshiba 43-inch 4K Fire TV Edition for $129.99, will only be available in-store, designed as enticements to bring shoppers in on the holiday.

My Best Buy members with Elite or Elite Plus status got access to select deals on November 18. All My Best Buy members have access to them on November 19 and 20.

Walmart and Amazon both also launched sales in early November, which they are calling early Black Friday deals.

Best Buy is also offering free shipping with no minimum order value for the holiday season through December 25. Target is doing that also, but is promising two-day shipping. Amazon is also offering free shipping, but only on its super saver shipping tier, which only guarantees order receipt in five to eight days.

SEE ALSO: Online retailers are in a bitter competition for holiday shoppers — and customers are winning

Join the conversation about this story »

NOW WATCH: How ketchup started as a fish sauce from Asia