Black Friday countdown has begun

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HOUSTON - Black Friday is just around the corner, and retailers like JC Penney are preparing for the busiest shopping day of the year.

“This is our second year to be opening on Thanksgiving Day. We’re opening at 3:00pm this year. It was very successful last year and we look for it to be even better this year," says Grace Combs of JC Penney.

Companies know you can spend your money anywhere, so they’re offering, sales, sales and more sales to lure you into their store.

Retailers want you to know, you don’t have to wait to get a deal.

“If you’re not that Black Friday crowds person, then you come in and buy your items now. You get that best price right then and there. You don’t have to wait in lines, you don’t have to deal with the crowd and Black Friday comes to you before Black Friday gets here," explains JC Penney's Jacarlos Davis.

Many Americans believe they won’t find the best deals on Black Friday, but according to a WalletHub study, 68% of items will be discounted 10% or more. Music, movies and books are expected to be about 28% lower on Black Friday, while video game software will be 22% cheaper.
The study also suggests prices for toys will be 22% cheaper, computers and phones 14% cheaper, clothing 12% and jewelry, 4% lower.

If all this shopping wears you out, you are not alone.