A record 226 million shoppers visited stores and websites over Black Friday weekend, up from 212 million last year. But the mood remains one of caution and strategic buying for the rest of the holiday season.
Best Buy sees turnaround from disappointing 2010 Black Friday sales by opening at midnight, focusing on low TV prices. Beyond Best Buy, Macy's and Walmart also score well in holiday sales weekend.
Black Friday online deals are available on everything from laptops to loudspeakers. Some bargains are short-lived. Others will last through the weekend, into Cyber Monday, and beyond.
While Cyber Monday online deals are heating up keyboards nationwide, will Cyber Monday be good for retailers in an increasingly drawn-out sales season?
Although retailers are hawking Black Friday deals, will consumers be in a mood to take them up on their offers?