Even though temperatures are expected to be just above freezing, climbing out of bed while it’s dark out and wrapping a scarf on is still a tradition for Black Friday.
While some people are looking for exciting new gaming gadgets, others are looking for ways to stay warm and cozy during the upcoming winter season.
Coen’s Furniture, 121 N. Maple St., has Black Friday sales to help with that.
“We’ll have all our merchandise on sale,” said Mike Coen, owner of Coen’s Furniture. “They’ll be 20 to 40 percent off on pretty much everything in stock.”
One item in particular is expected to sell.
“Recliners are a big item,” Coen said. “We have a lot of recliners from $289 and $399.”
Coen’s Furniture will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday. The store will be closed Thanksgiving day and Sunday.
Cook Video and
Cook Video and Appliance, 706 E. Taylor St., has widespread savings.
“It’s kind of across the board,” said Shelly Cook, owner of the store. “Some people are needing a
refrigerator, some people are needing a stove.”
The storewide sales include refrigerators, stoves and different styles of laundry sets.
“We’re stocking the laundry pieces as fast as they’re coming in,” said Cook. “We’re thankful for people who are trying to shop local. ... It’s a crazy time of year, but we do try and help people out as much as we can.”
Cook Video and Appliance will be open 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today, closed Thanksgiving day, and Black Friday sales run from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The store will also be open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
After the Thanksgiving holiday, Cook Video and Appliance will be open Sundays 1 to 4 p.m., as well as evenings by appointment, to accomodate for more holiday shopping.
Farm and Home Supply
Farm and Home Supply, 408 S. Sumner Ave., will start Black Friday sales today.
“We’re actually starting ours Wednesday (today),” said Jeff Mostek, part owner of Farm and Home Supply, “because a lot of people come to town on Wednesday before Thanksgiving.”
The store will be open 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
“There is some clothing,” Mostek said. “All the toys will be on sale, and then we have other specials that will be advertised in the paper.”
While some shoppers will make a bee-line for smaller stores, others will hit Wal-Mart, 806 Laurel St.
“Our ad is 41 pages long, so there’s lots of good deals,” said Shawn Phelps, Wal-Mart manager. “Probably, one of the best ones is a 32-inch LED TV for $98.”
Wal-Mart, which will be open 24 hours during Thanksgiving and the weekend, has online sales leading up to the nation’s notorious day of sales Friday.
“There are some pre-Black Friday events online,” Phelps said. “We were just doing a pre-Black Friday ad based on what competitors had in their pre-Black Friday ad.”
Whatever your preference, sales are widespread this shopping season, whether you’re looking for furniture and home appliances, or entertainment and technology gadgets.