Black Friday isn't necessarily the best day to do your holiday shopping, especially if you have an aversion to waiting in long lines or fighting through hordes of shoppers. But there are certainly some great deals to be found for those willing to brave the crowds.%Poll-79014%
And the good news for consumers -- if not for retail employees -- is that Black Friday hours have been expanded more than ever to fit our schedules. Want to be bail on Thanksgiving dinner early, grab some bargains, and still be back home in time to get a good night's sleep? Walmart and Sears, among others, are opening at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Want to see how the New York Jets fare against the New England Patriots first, then shop? Other stores are opening at midnight. And if you're an early riser, plenty of retailers are following the traditional course of opening bright and early Friday morning.
We scanned the various Black Friday circulars that have been released so far to give you the scoop on who has the best deals and what time you should get in line. We'll update this article and gallery as new ads are leaked and posted in the coming days.
Matt Brownell is the consumer and retail reporter for DailyFinance. You can reach him at Matt.Brownell@teamaol.com, and follow him on Twitter at @Brownellorama.
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