MA is one of three states that prohibit stores from opening on Thanksgiving Day, but shoppers here seem to be making up for lost time.
The discounts keep on going until Cyber Monday, which is always the first Monday after Black Friday, so this year it will fall on November 27.
The US National Retail Federation is projecting that sales for November and December will rise 3.6% to 4% this year, compared to a 4% increase last year.
So instead of sitting down to a family dinner, corporations like Walmart, Target, Best Buy, and others coerce or sometimes force hundreds of thousands of minimum wage employees and countless more shoppers to forego the federal holiday and instead work extra long shifts hawking cheap televisions, refrigerators, or Nickelback CDs.
Katie Broome, marketing manager at The Telford Centre, said: "Black Friday was a great day at Telford Centre, it really feels as though people are getting into the spirit of the festive season already".
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In recent years, retailers have started sales even earlier than Black Friday to avoid the one-day craze that has resulted in mayhem south of the border.
Adobe Analytics is forecasting Monday to be the largest shopping day in US history.
Which day is best for discounts?
If you're hoping to bag a bargain in technology, small appliances, cutlery, kitchenware or Apple products then Black Friday is best for you.
But, if you're looking for clothing, toys, shoes or beauty, you should consider shopping on Cyber Monday as previous years have had better price reductions on the day.