Black Friday deals increasingly available all of November, experts say

Consumers Digest- Deborah Fowler, who is the retail-management program director at Texas Tech University, says the limited amount of time between Thanksgiving and Christmas in 2014 (just 27 shopping days, excluding Thanksgiving Day) means that retailers will offer discounts earlier to meet projected sales figures.

Not long ago, Black Friday was an easily defined, 1-day extravaganza that officially launched the holiday shopping season. These days, Black Friday deals are more like a season of their own.

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Deborah Fowler, who is the retail-management program director at Texas Tech University, says the limited amount of time between Thanksgiving and Christmas in 2014 (just 27 shopping days, excluding Thanksgiving Day) means that retailers will offer discounts earlier to meet projected sales figures.

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