The Best Black Friday Deals Available Right Now

You’ve reached our hub for all the best Black Friday deals! As you’ve probably already figured out, “Black Friday” is a bit of a misnomer; many of the best deals are available up to a week in advance. Luckily for you, we’ll be adding them all here as they go live, so you can focus on stuffing your face and trying not… »Today 12:45pm11/25/15 12:45pm


The Best Black Friday Apparel Deals 

It’s an all too common story: Two years ago, My father dragged me out of bed and onto the parking lot of Best Buy. It’ll be fun, he said. It’s an experience, he said. Televisions ran out an hour before we reached the front of the line. Like many of you, I said never again. So, from the comfort of your bed, peruse the… »Today 10:45am11/25/15 10:45am

Kate Spade Sued for Selling 'Sale' Items That Were Never Meant to Be Sold Full Price

As you hash out your Black Friday attack plan, remember some of the deals you’re getting aren’t actually deals. Specifically, if you’re headed to a Kate Spade outlet, that cute purse shaped like a playing card was never really sold for the higher original price listed on the price tag—the tricks they play, eh? »Yesterday 5:00pm11/24/15 5:00pm

Screw Black Friday, 'Panic Saturday' Is More Like It 

America has turned Black Friday (and wringing its hands about Black Friday) into a national sport. But it seems the U.K. has one-upped us, with the invention of "Panic Saturday." Now that's my kind of retail phenomenon. EVERYBODY FREAK OUT AND START STOCKPILING FROZEN DOLLS, THIS IS NOT A DRILL, SIREN JINGLE ALL THE… »12/22/14 10:50am12/22/14 10:50am

​I Pulled a Black Friday All-Nighter & Lived to Tell the Tale (Barely)

It's Thanksgiving evening, roughly 7:30 p.m. "Are you sure you don't want to bail?" my mother-in-law asks, with barely concealed concern, as we approach the exit for the Secaucus, New Jersey Walmart. I promise I'll text updates and swear that if something goes hideously awry and I'm marooned in a sea of big-box… »12/03/14 2:10pm12/03/14 2:10pm

British Consumers Embrace American Tradition of Black Friday

In a beautiful gesture of reverse colonization (I mean, kinda) this year marks the very first time British retailers are participating in the American tradition of Black Friday. And it looks like the Brits are naturals at it—they've even taken to the standard trampling over each other and "mini-riots" Black Friday is »11/28/14 1:03pm11/28/14 1:03pm

Hilarious Black Friday Movie Trailer May as Well Be a Documentary

Many people believe that a day will come when all hell breaks loose and all civilization goes to shit—a veritable doomsday. But let's be real. That day comes every year, and it's called Black Friday. This silly trailer from Nacho Punch truly nails the psychological thriller that is shopping on Black Friday. »11/23/14 3:02pm11/23/14 3:02pm

Enjoy Lewis Black Ranting About the Bullshit That is Black Friday

Fucking Black Friday, man. It's like a gremlin that we just kept feeding after midnight for fifty years straight and now here we are, being herded like cattle away from our family dinners and toward deals, deals, deals. Unsurprisingly, Lewis Black has some thoughts, which he shared with The Daily Show. »11/21/14 10:30am11/21/14 10:30am

Daughter Fights KMart So Her Mom Doesn't Have to Work Thanksgiving

Black Friday fucking sucks. It's bad enough that it attempts to commercialize a holiday meant to make people be thankful for what you already have, but now it's also begun to spill over into Thanksgiving Day itself, with many big box retailers now opening on Thursday and robbing their employees of time with their… »11/13/14 7:45pm11/13/14 7:45pm

Christmas Must Be Stopped. Let's Declare War on Christmas.

For years, Fox News has bleated about the "War on Christmas," suggesting the phrase "Happy Holidays" and some complaints about nativity scenes on public property amount to an all-out assault on a sacred tradition. Meanwhile, Christmas has overflowed its traditional borders, annexed Thanksgiving and begun laying siege… »11/03/14 3:50pm11/03/14 3:50pm