Black Friday comes early as stores offer deals right now

Stores don’t want you to wait until Black Friday—and they’re trying to lure you with deals a week before the highly-publicized shopping day.

Toys R Us is one of the retailers trying to get a jump on Black Friday. They're offering hot deals right now.

“We have a two-day sale this weekend,” said Toys R Us Manager Mackenzie Allen. “We have a before Black Friday sale next week so if you miss out on Black Friday we have plenty of sales going on before and after Black Friday.”

They're even offering door buster discounts of 20 percent and offering “buy one, get one for 50 percent off” deals for hot toys like Skylanders.

That's why some shoppers like Rosie Jackson are getting their shopping done right now.

“I'm not hitting the crowds on Black Friday,” she told Fox59. “No, that's out. I used to do that years ago, getting too old for that now.”

Home Depot is also offering Black Friday deals on its appliances right now. A stainless steel washer and dryer set is being discounted by $500. Best Buy is touting a two-day sale this weekend.

What if you miss the deals this weekend or on Black Friday? Some experts say don't worry; you’ll find great deals all season long.

“Oh yeah, it's gonna go on and on,” said Richard Feinberg, a Purdue University professor of consumer science and retailing.

“It's gonna go past the New Year, past Christmas and the New Year. Retailers are just going to push and push and push until they drain every dollar that they can from the consumer and till they get rid of all the merchandise that they have in their stores.”

That means shoppers like Jennifer Stamper can get great deals and avoid the crowds.

“Be done with it and be ready for the holidays before all the commotion,” said Stamper.

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