Best Buy latest retailer to begin Black Friday on Thanksgiving

A past Black Friday at Best Buy.

A past Black Friday at Best Buy.

When Target opened at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day last year, the decision sparked outrage, and 376,998 signatures on a petition urging the retailer to reconsider for employees' sake.

This year, Best Buy is going one further. Stores will open at 6 p.m Thanksgiving Day, right around the time a lot of families sit down for turkey.

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More than 1,000 stores in 47 states will get the early opening time, and stay open through the night until 10 p.m. on Black Friday. That's more than 24 hours for the gadget-hungry to stock up.

State laws in Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island prohibit the same Turkey Day bonanza. There, customers will have to content themselves with running in the doors at 12:01 a.m. on Black Friday.