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Thursday, Nov 8
2012, 3:22 PM
Black Friday news wrapup: 1) Online shopping watcher Brad Wilson has an interesting take on why...
Black Friday news wrapup: 1) Online shopping watcher Brad Wilson has an interesting take on why retailers are pushing the envelope to launch Black Friday deals early. He says it's in order to create a lot of noise to confuse smartphone-enabled shoppers. 2) More brick-and-mortar retailers haven't jumped in with online price matching programs like the ones from Target (TGT -1.3%) and Best Buy (BBY -1%). Is it a surprise or good judgement on their part? 3) PayPal's (EBAY -0.8%) Price Matching promotion continues to create a buzz and increase the focus on pricing. If nothing else, the program threatens to lure customers away from using proprietary credit cards from retailers.