Gander Mountain is opening on Thanksgiving at 8AM until Midnight, and then again at 8AM until 10PM on Black Friday. The ad is split into Thursday only, Friday only, Saturday only, and Thursday-Sunday sales. If you prefer to shop online they will be offering free shipping with no minimum "all season long."
The first 100 people in line on Black Friday by 5AM will be able to choose from 6 different items, each with a different limit per store. The most valuable are the GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition, Mitchell 300 Limited Edition Spinning Reel, and the Delorme inReach SE Two-Way Satellite Communication, with only one of each of these available per store.
We've already posted the Costco online ad, but this lists what's available at brick and mortar stores on Black Friday. Deals are good from November 28th to November 30th.
The ad may be short, but it's stuffed with deals on electronics, apparel and appliances. It's hard for us tell how these deals stack up against other stores' offerings though, as many items do not list prices - only "Instant Savings."
MC Sports will be open from 6PM to 11PM on Thanksgiving; and 6AM to 10PM on Black Friday. Mall hours may vary. There aren't any doorbusters, but we did see 20% off Nike Apparel and a page of items that will be $9.00 on Black Friday, like a Spalding NBA Basketball. There will also be a variety of winter clothes, boots and accessories from brands like Columbia, Burton and Bearpaw.
Office Max and Office Depot will be open from 6PM to 9PM on Thanksgiving, and re-open again at 8AM on Black Friday. They will also be open at 9AM on Saturday. If you can't wait, you can shop online all day on Thanksgiving.
What is the earliest you are willing to line up for Black Friday 2014? 12 hours? 24 hours? How about 3 weeks?
Thanks to Danny Cox at Examiner.com for bringing to our attention the story of two women in Beaumont, California who got in line 22 days before the start of Black Friday 2014. At the time, they were not even able to see the Best Buy Black Friday 2014 ad that we posted.
The Banning-Beaumont Patch quotes the women as saying: "We could have started later, but then we wouldn't be sure to get first in line. They only get a few items at the cheaper prices and it's first come, first served."
We like to think they are relying on our new optimized mobile site to access our Adscans Page to craft their Black Friday Battleplan. After all, being in line first doesn't help if the deals you really want are in a different store.
We applaud their dedication to the Black Friday 2014 cause. That Panasonic doorbusteris one of the best deals we've seen this year. We just hope they didn't have to use up all their vacation days!
Shopko will be open from 6PM on Thanksgiving until noon on Black Friday. The ad also states that their Black Friday event can be shopped on Wednesday at their website, although it does not give a specific start time. There are over 850 doorbusters listed!