Black Friday Roundup
- The New York Times said the early-morning shoppers were engaging in “retail desperation,” after Wal*Mart, Best Buy, Circuit City and others opened at 5 a.m.
- According to an MSNBC report Friday afternoon, consumer electronics products, especially laptop computers, were expected to be the “hottest target for bargain hunters” this Black Friday. The iPhone, various iPods and the Nintendo Wii were also called especially hot products.
- About 133 million Americans were expected to shop on Black Friday, according to AFP. That number represents a drop of 7 million from 2006’s total.