Monday, November 26, 2012
Shoppers flocked to malls throughout the area for Black Friday deals.
The East Brunswick Square Mall saw thousands of visitors this weekend, and it all started on Friday, Black Friday, when the mall opened early and shops offered great deals. Follow Patch on Facebook. Visit www.facebook.com/EastBrunswickPatch and like us. You can also find us on Twitter at twitter.com/EBrunswickPatch.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Colin Borden is camping out in front of Best Buy for first crack at this year's doorbusters.
It’s still more than a day away, but for some, Black Friday is already here. Sort of. On Wednesday morning, Colin Borden of South River was camped outside of Best Buy on Route 18 in East Brunswick, getting ready for the store’s Black Friday opening. The store opens at midnight Thanksgiving Day. “I did it a lot in high school and we always made it a big party,” said Borden. “Once people start lining up, it’ll be a good time.” So what’s he waiting for? He plans on picking up a Blue Ray player, and two televisions, a 55-inch and a 40-inch, as well as the Xbox Bundle. But between now and then, he’ll be spending time on his laptop, inside of his tent, and on the generosity of friends and family to bring him Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. Follow …
NJ Transit is offering extra buses for Thanksgiving and Black Friday.
As NJ TRANSIT continues its storm-recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the agency is gearing up to offer nearly normal Thanksgiving service levels on most of its lines to ensure customers’ travel plans go smoothly over the holiday weekend. NJ TRANSIT is reminding customers that rail service may be subject to delays and cancellations as a result of ongoing storm recovery efforts. Due to residual storm impacts, Gladstone Branch rail service remains suspended until further notice, and Newark Light Rail will continue to operate on a modified schedule between Newark Penn and Broad Street stations (service every half hour). In addition, North Jersey Coast Line service will experience delays of up to 15 minutes between Long Branch …
Planning ahead can help make your holiday shopping go much smoother.
Whether you’re heading to the stores on Black Friday or Thanksgiving evening in to compete with thousand or shoppers, or just braving the busy malls during on any other day this holiday season, shoppers can always use some advice. From the Simon Property Group, which manages the Brunswick Square Mall, come some tips on how to shop quickly, effectively, and without huge crowds. Follow Patch on Facebook. Visit www.facebook.com/EastBrunswickPatch and like us. You can also find us on Twitter at twitter.com/EBrunswickPatch.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
With Black Friday, Thanksgiving and the holidays upon us, it seems that everyone is hitting the malls.
With Black Friday, Thanksgiving and the holidays upon us, it seems that everyone wa hitting the malls and stores this week. Here are a few photos of Black Friday several hours after midnight Doorbusters and longlines vanished.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Black Friday will start earlier than ever this season.
When the last plate is cleaned, and the last bit of cider drank, and Thanksgiving is winding down, many people will head out the doors earlier than ever for some Black Friday shopping, the biggest shopping day of the year. “We’ve been working on staffing for a while,” said Best Buy Manager Roman Zielonka. "We probably started preparing two or three months ago. There is lots of training, with learning how the TVs work, the tables, and phones work.” Zielonka said that this year, rather than hiring seasonal help, many permanent employees offered to work extra hours. "We have some very experienced employees working on Black Friday," he said. For many businesses, Black Friday is no longer limited to Friday. While Best Buy and Macy’s are pushing…