However, if you have found that the gift you gave or received wasn't what you wanted or needed, you have found that the gift you did receive needs some additional accessories to get it going, or you received a gift card and want to cash it in for a new TV, Blu-ray Disc player, or other desired gadget, then its time to gear up for the Day After Christmas and Clearance Sales rush.
To get you started, below is a listing of Day After Christmas store hours for retailers that sell consumer electronics and home theater products.
However, keep in mind that store opening and closing hours for some store locations may vary, so also keep a lookout for additional Ads or check the information for your local store location via their website or contact phone number.
Day After Christmas Store Hours - Thursday, December 26, 2013
Best Buy: 7AM to 11PM.
Bj's Wholesale: 8AM to 10PM
Costco: 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Fry's Electronics: 7AM to 9PM
hhgregg: 9AM to 10PM
Kmart: 8:00AM to 10:00PM
Meijer: 6AM (24hours 364 days a year)
PC Richard and Son 9AM to 9:30PM
Radio Shack: 9AM to 9PM (most locations).
Sam's Club: 7:00AM to 10:00AM (Business and Plus Members) - (Regular Members) 10AM to 8:30PM
Sears: 7AM to 11PM
Shopko: 8AM to 9PM
Sony Store: 10 AM to 9 PM
Target: 7AM to 11PM
Walmart: 5AM to Midnight
Also, while most of the store activity will be centered around customer gift returns and exchanges, some retailers may be offering door buster or other sales promotions on new products.
If you are heading out on the Day After Christmas to return a gift or look for a great deal, one strategy to might be to take few minutes and observe what is coming back to the return desk. As products come back, even if unopened, store personnel may still open the box to inspect it in order to make sure the product is as labeled.
Depending on store logistics, the product may be re-priced and sent back out for sale in short order - which means that you may be able to get a discount on it just for taking the time to wait a little.
For more details on what you need to know about After-Christmas shopping strategies - read my article: After-Christmas Sales and Clearance Shopping Tips.