Retailers, consumers and prices
It’s that time of year again – supposed Black Friday ads are now starting to appear on online.
Numerous websites have cropped up in recent years that publish what they claim are copies of the newspaper ads retailers will run for Black Friday — the day after Thanksgiving that marks the ultra-competitive launch of the holiday shopping season.
BFAds sent an email early Monday morning, saying it had posted a Harbor Freight Black Friday advertisement on its site. It also said it “got word” about Polo Ralph Lauren’s “Midnight Madness” sale. The Polo event, being held at its outlet stores, invites shoppers to “join us after your Thanksgiving dinner” and get 20 percent off purchases of $150 or more – starting at midnight Thursday into Friday morning.