Black Friday

Black Fridays Past

  • People wait outside a Henderson Game Stop on Thanksgiving night, hours before Black Friday sales began.

    Merchants reporting strong Black Friday sales

    November 25, 2011

    On the Strip, Jim McMichael, marketing director at Fashion Show Mall, said the crowds were larger than ever. Some shoppers were camped out in front of a Target on Thanksgiving morning for its 10 p.m. Thursday opening.

  • Shoppers guide to Black Friday in Las Vegas

    November 25, 2009

    If you're one of those doorbusters who just has to be first in line at the mall on Black Friday, take a look at this list of store opening times. The local outlets and those in Primm are opening at midnight, that's right, 12 a.m. If you're one of the brave bargain hunters, read on to help plan your itineraries.

  • Violence mars some Black Friday shopping events

    November 25, 2011

    A robber shot a Black Friday shopper who refused to give up his purchases outside a Walmart store, leaving the victim hospitalized in critical but stable condition after one of several violent incidents in California that marred the annual bargain-hunting ritual, authorities said.

  • Shoppers braved the cold for as long as 3 hours while waiting eagerly in line outside Toys R Us on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010.

    Tablets are the new Cabbage Patch Kids

    November 23, 2011

    It looks like Santa’s elves are becoming increasingly tech-savvy in the North Pole. The Apple iPad tops wish lists this year for children ages 6 through 12 desiring consumer electronics, according to Nielsen research. Forty-four percent of kids surveyed expressed interest in the iPad, up from 31 percent last year when the product launched.

  • Eager shoppers rush inside Best Buy to grab a deal during a 5 a.m. Black Friday sale, Nov. 26, 2010.

    When the stores open: Hit malls running with Black Friday guide

    November 23, 2011

    Despite online petitions and outcries from some, stores seem to be opening even earlier this year on Black Friday. Many stores are open on Thanksgiving Day and even more are opening at midnight or earlier for the annual shopping extravaganza.

  • Black Friday frenzy started early for some shoppers as the Las Vegas Premium Outlets opened their doors Thanksgiving night, November 25th 2010.

    A Black Friday guide for the shopping averse

    November 24, 2011

    Despite massive sales and special offers, not everyone is planning to spend the day after Thanksgiving at stores and malls.

  • Strip retailers join day-after-Thanksgiving shopping frenzy

    Strip retailers join day-after-Thanksgiving shopping frenzy

    November 23, 2011

    For all their glitz and glamour, most of the Strip’s shopping centers will look like any other mall this Black Friday, with lights blazing as most of the city sleeps and crowds clamoring for hot deals on limited merchandise.

  • What's hot on Christmas wish lists this year for kids and adults

    What’s hot on Christmas wish lists this year for kids and adults

    November 23, 2011

    Holiday shoppers, beware: Shopping starts earlier than ever this year, with select stores opening Thanksgiving Day and midnight Black Friday.

  • Shoppers braved the cold for as long as 3 hours while waiting eagerly in line outside Toys R Us on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010.

    Want to give a little? Here’s your chance

    November 17, 2011

    Black Friday is almost here. It’s a name with a convenient double meaning — the day when retailers finally begin to make money and are thus “in the black;” and a signifier for the dark night of the American soul, when our desire for junk is laid bare.

  • The nuts and bolts of Black Friday

    November 23, 2011

    The basics of Black Friday: stores usher season earlier than a year ago

  • Zappos.com employee David Janssen speaks with a customer on the phone at the company's corporate offices in Henderson. There are no call times or scripts for customer service representatives, and regular costume parties and parades and decorations in each department make for a light work environment.

    Local, national Web retailers looking for Cyber Monday boost

    November 29, 2010

    Black Friday lines have long cleared from Las Vegas Valley storefronts, but true bargain hunters know another high holy shopping day is upon us: Cyber Monday.

  • Black Friday frenzy started early for some shoppers as the Las Vegas Premium Outlets opened their doors Thanksgiving night, November 25th 2010.

    Retailers: Signs point to increase in holiday spending

    November 27, 2010

    If you were standing in a line to check out of a store on Black Friday, chances are you had a lot of company. Local malls reported seeing higher traffic and sales numbers than they’ve seen in a long time.

  • Shoppers braved the cold for as long as 3 hours while waiting eagerly in line outside Toys R Us on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010.

    Season’s coldest morning doesn’t chill Black Friday shopping

    November 26, 2010

    Las Vegans bundled up this morning and braved the coldest morning of the season to catch some of the earliest Black Friday deals the valley had to offer. Most retailers opened their doors to waiting crowds at some point between 10 p.m. Thursday and 5 a.m. Friday.

  • Sisters Laura Corsaro and Julie Terry shop with their mom, Pam Terry, at the Las Vegas Outlet Center on Black Friday.

    Bargain hunters hit stores for Black Friday

    November 27, 2009

    The biggest shopping day of the year has arrived and shoppers across the Las Vegas Valley have mapped out routes to save on bargains. But grabbing the day’s first deals required an early start. At midnight, Toys R Us locations opened their doors to hundreds of people, some of whom already had been waiting for hours. Chris Winn, 14, and his mom, Stacey Haag, were among the first in line at Toys R Us.

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