If you're the kind of person who enjoys waking up at the crack of dawn the morning after a major holiday only to line up in the pitch black and fight off throngs of other shoppers, then boy do we have a store for you.
Black Friday Deals, which caused quite a buzz when it opened its first Texas store in Houston late last year, busts into 100 Crossroads Blvd., in Balcones Heights, on Friday, January 22, the company announced last week.
True to its name, the warehouse-esque shop sells everything from home goods and cleaning products to toys and electronics at doorbuster prices. Each item costs exactly the same, which changes depending on the day.
For example, on Fridays, all items in the store are $7, then $5 on Saturdays, $4 on Sundays, $3 on Mondays, $1 on Tuesdays, and 50 cents on Wednesdays. The store closes on Thursdays to restock, and the cycle of deals begins anew.
According to KPRC, the merchandise is usually overstock or returned items that major retailers and department stores cannot sell. Black Friday Deals then purchases it from the stores and offers it for a baseline price, regardless of the item's retail value.
During business hours, new merchandise is periodically wheeled out on large tables throughout the day, so customers never really know what they might find during a particular shopping trip. Social media posts show customers snagging Apple products, high-end beauty and kitchen gadgets, and boxes of diapers.
Opening day in Balcones Heights kicks off at 9 am, though if news reports from its Houston opening are any indication, customers will begin lining up the night before for a first crack at the deals. During the pandemic, the number of customers inside the Crossroads Boulevard location will be limited, and don't forget your mask.