What Time Does Best Buy Open on Thanksgiving?

There's a lot on your mind right now, I know. What time should you wake up to start prepping your turkey? What happens if your Thanksgiving flight gets delayed? WHAT TIME DOES BEST BUY OPEN ON THANKSGIVING? Because these days, Thanksgiving is just as much about shopping as it is about friends and family, and it's important to make sure you're not screwing yourself out of a single precious second of holiday deals. And when it comes to said deals, Best Buy has some of the best around, so make sure you're lining up outside the store come 5 p.m. on Thursday, because that's what time the electronics mega chain is opening its doors to shoppers.

Best Buy joins the growing list of retailers choosing to stay open on Thanksgiving — including Target, Macy's, Kohl's, and Radio Shack — because as delicious as a second helping of green bean casserole might sound, getting a flat screen TV at 60 percent off sounds way, way better. And to be fair, Best Buy's Black Friday sales are pretty hard to resist. $100 off all iPad 2s? GoPro action cameras for under $250?! I'll take that!

Last year, shoppers had to wait until 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving day to hit up the store's early deals. According to a statement Best Buy made on its website, the decision to open an hour earlier this year came from customer demand:

While we recognize the decision to open on Thanksgiving affects Best Buy employees, customers have made it clear that many of them want to begin shopping on Thanksgiving evening. In recent years, millions of Americans have shopped on Thanksgiving, and our store associates are excited and prepared to help customers fulfill their holiday wish lists. Most Thanksgiving evening shifts are filled by employees who volunteer to work. All hourly store employees who work on Thanksgiving will, of course, receive holiday pay.

The store will stay open until 1 a.m., and then will re-open with a second set of doorbusters at 8 a.m. on Friday. So whether you want to spend some extra time sitting around the Thanksgiving table this year, or you find yourself experiencing a second wave of adrenaline come Friday morning, just know that there are more deals to be found if you don't get your fill on Thursday. And of course, you can always make your Thanksgiving/Black Friday purchases online. It's good to have options, isn't it?

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