5:51 PM EST, November 8, 2012
The deals are coming, and the flyers are leaking out to the public. But, it's easy to get the Black Friday blues.
“Everything's crowded, lines are long, I guess it's just part of the deal,” said one frantic shopper.
However, fights and chaos shouldn't be part of the deal.
This year Wal-Mart is doing something different. They're changing up the rules for Black Friday.
Wal-Mart is opening up on Thanksgiving night at 8 p.m. but this time, they'll have the night divided into shifts.
The superstore will have three sales: one at 8 p.m., one at 10 p.m. and one at 5 a.m.
The 8 p.m. sale will be geared toward family items and toys. At 10 p.m., the sale will focus on high-tech and TV's and the 5 a.m. sale is the free for all.
In order to avoid the fights this year on the hot items, Wal-Mart will guarantee you a door buster deal if you’re in the store between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
“The three items that are guaranteed are an iPad 2, or a 32-inch TV or a Blue-Ray player,” said Wal-Mart Manager Aaron Smith.
This 32-inch HDTV will be on sale for $148.
But, you really need a plan. One of the best one-stop-shop websites for Black Friday is www.blackfriday.com.
The flyers are just starting to pop up. Wal-Mart has posted the prices on the three door buster deals.
Best Buy will have a Samsung tablet for $179 and Sears will have a 32-inch HDTV for $97.
Other sites to check are www.theblackfriday.com and www.bfads.net.
Tom Davis said it still can be hassle but if you plan ahead it can be worth it.
If you get there in time enough it might be worth your while,” Davis said. “If you get that one deal.”