Also, Macy's will open its doors at midnight on Thanksgiving.
Who's got the best Black Friday deals? Several big retailers have already released their day-before-Thanksgiving sale prices, so you can decide.
HDTVs top the list of bargains at the electronics giant's day-after-Thanksgiving sale this year. Others include laptops, Blu-ray players and discs, game consoles and more.
If you don't want to shop the day after Thanksgiving but don't want to miss out on the deals, here's an alternative: Get someone to shop for you.
This year it wasn't deal sites providing a sneak peek of Wal-Mart's holiday shopping specials weeks ahead of time. It was the retailing giant itself.
Look for big holiday discounts on laptops, e-readers and LCD HDTVs, Dealnews predicts.
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