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Black Friday sales have begun, and experts are expecting record spending

Black Friday sales have begun, and experts are expecting record spending
Headed to stores or shopping online on Black Friday? If so, be flexible, retail experts suggest. Despite some large-chain retailers offering Black Friday deals days earlier, the five-day period betwee

i pShare Tweet Email Headed to stores or shopping online on Black Friday?Despite some large-chain retailers offering Black Friday deals days earlier, the five-day period between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday still is considered the unofficial kickoff of the holiday shopping season, and a bellwether for how well retail will perform during the period."Black Friday and Cyber Monday are still good indicators of where the consumer is at.Best Buy launched its Black Friday deals Friday.

But Black Friday basically starts a week early now.But supply chain issues, including an insufficient number of truck drivers to make deliveries amid the COVID-19 pandemic, will mean delays in getting some items to stores, especially for small businesses.

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