Hoping for good buys at Best Buy

Shoppers in Texas camping outside a Best Buy store on Wednesday, two days ahead of Black Friday. The event is held a day after Thanksgiving, which falls on the fourth Thursday of November, and is when many stores have special offers.
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Shoppers in Texas camping outside a Best Buy store on Wednesday, two days ahead of Black Friday.

The event is held a day after Thanksgiving, which falls on the fourth Thursday of November, and is when many stores have special offers.

Retailers in the United States often look to Black Friday as a chance to chalk up profits prior to Christmas. But this tradition has, in recent years, been pushed earlier to Thanksgiving evening.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 27, 2015, with the headline 'Hoping for good buys at Best Buy'. Print Edition | Subscribe