Radio Shack will be open 8 a.m. and also offer all kinds of specials and sales on everything from toys to computer accessories, according to store owner Michael Dunn.
All of these store owners agreed that Black Friday is significantly important to their bottom line each year.
Burns said Bealls made a total of $15,000 in four hours last year on Black Friday and an additional $24,000 the next day. She said they have projected a 3-percent increase for this year’s sales.
“It’s very important,” she said of Black Friday’s significance to their bottom line. “We do about 23 percent of our business during Black Friday weekend.”
Randle also said VF made more money last year than they did in previous years. They also expect a 5-percent increase over last year’s sales this year.
“The week of Black Friday through christmas is our top time of the year other than tax free weekend. It’s very significant.”
Dunn said Radio Shack benefits most from Black Friday by allowing people to see what they have so they can come back in the two weeks before Christmas to buy last-minute, crunch-time gifts – this is when Radio Shack makes the most money during Christmastime.
“We get a lot of traffic, people coming to see what we have,” he said of Black Friday. “A lot come back when it gets down to the wire.”
Hampton estimated Ace served between 300 and 350 customers on Black Friday last year, which he said is a lot of people for a hardware store. He said the benefits of shopping at Ace on Black Friday are it’s less hassle than a big store like Wal-Mart and their helpful staff are always available to offer suggestions or answer questions.
“It’s real, real important to us,” he said. “Black Friday allows people to see last-minute gifts here when they don’t have time to go somewhere else. Let us help you. We’re just wanting the community to come in and take a look and see what we have for them.”
For more Black Friday deals, pick up an issue of the Palo Pinto County Shopper on Wednesday.