Planets aligning Perfect for this Black Friday.
Stock market soaring (Wealth effect)
Black Friday falls on Muslim Holiday (Look for gift certificate / cash gift Sales Boost)
POLL says Black Friday turnout to jump 16% (Is this just a coincedence)
Survey says number of people 'definitely' heading to stores increasing to 57 million from 49 million in 2008.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- The number of people shopping on Black Friday is expected to pick up more than 16% this year, according to a survey released Tuesday.
A staggering 57 million people said they would "definitely" head to stores on the day after Thanksgiving, up from 49 million in 2008, according to a survey by the National Retail Federation.
An additional 77 million said they would wait to decide after seeing the weekend deals.
And they could be persuaded, according to NRF president Tracy Mullin.