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Take a Black Friday sneak peek
Brie Maaske
Antelope Staff
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XBOX 360 replaces the handheld controller with the motion detecting Kinect. The user commands hand gestures, body movements and their voice to play select games. This Holiday season, the Kinect is expected to be a hot item.

Dashing through the aisles, with a cart full of deals, through the departments you go, grabbing gifts all the way.

It’s one week until Thanksgiving, which means it is one week until the biggest shopping day of the year—Black Friday.

According to CNN Money, Black Friday grossed $10.66 billion last year, and it is predicted that this year, that number will increase by 5-7 percent.

On Black Friday, most retailers move out of the red and start making profits for the first time of the year. Customers battle the crowds bright and early for Doorbusters beginning as early as 4 a.m. Some retailers, such as Old Navy, will open doors Friday at midnight.

Although Target’s Black Friday ad won’t officially be released until Nov. 24, it has leaked some of it's Doorbusters to online ad sites to create excitement for the big shopping day.

Big-ticket items for this Black Friday, as well as past, are electronics and appliances.

Target is advertising $3 toasters and hand mixers, Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus for only $67 and Blu-Ray players for $99.

Their big ticket item this year is a 40” LCD HDTV for a discounted price of $298.

Most retailers won’t release ads until the week of Thanksgiving, but according to Yahoo News, customers can expect the new Kinect for XBOX 360 and HDTVs to be a hot item this year.

Black Friday Stats

According to CNN Money, last year retailers grossed nearly $10.66 billion on Black Friday.  Those numbers are expected to significantly rise this year. Check out for the scoop on the best deals.

Reporter Kevin Ward

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