Walmart is doing Black Friday the earliest in its history

Randal Sanchez
November 11, 2018

"It's clear that having a strong physical and digital presence continues to drive sales - and Black Friday is no exception", said Tom McGee, President and CEO of the International Council of Shopping Centers.

The Bentonville, Arkansas-based retailer will have deals available on Walmart.com beginning at 12:01 a.m. ET on Thursday, Nov. 8, the company said. Check down below for Black Friday deals for Switch consoles, games, and accessories.

We've collected our favorite Best Buy Black Friday deals, and you can see a more complete list of Black Friday deals at all major retailers by clicking through the slideshow below.

Staples is closed on Thanksgiving Day, but you can shop Black Friday 2018 deals online. The Black Friday 2018 should highlight the hottest selling deals from nemesis Walmart and Target.

As one of the biggest electronics retailers, Best Buy aims to satisfy the new and avid shoppers alike. Trends on Amazon Black Friday deals have also shown climbing numbers, indicating that shoppers are looking for the lowest prices at the most convenience.

Walmart is open all day Thanksgiving and will kick off its Black Friday deals on Thursday at 6 p.m. local time -two hours earlier than a year ago.

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Many retailers offer Black Friday deals both in store and online, with some launching deals earlier in order to beat rivals. Best of all, you don't have to go through the hassle of shopping in person.

On Monday, Amazon said it would offer free shipping with no purchase minimum for the first time this holiday season, heating up the competition with Walmart Inc and Target, which in recent years have chipped away at Amazon's lead with their own offers of free two-day shipping.

On Nov. 22, from 4 p.m.to 6 p.m. local time, Walmart stores will throw special Black Friday parties for customers.

To avoid long lines at the cash registers, Walmart plans to situate yellow-sash-wearing "check out with me" associates throughout the store. Additionally, there is an LG 4K smart TV for $750.

"We expect it to be a good event, like it has been in past years", Bratspies said.

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