KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Black Friday, the Day after thanksgiving, is the shopping day many of us plan for, wait for, and then stay up all night for.
But this year, it's moving earlier than ever and as a result, you may not have to get in line in the wee hours of the morning.
When Target released its Black Friday ad two weeks before Halloween, many people couldn't believe it.
But the shopping season is now earlier than ever.
Forget standing for 5 a.m. Friday store openings:
Amazon is running daily Black Friday deals every day through the month of November.
At midnight: Walmart, Best Buy, Macy's and Kohl's now open, along with Tanger and premium outlet malls.
Sears will open 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.
And Kmart, once again is open all day Thursday, in case crazy Uncle Eddie is driving you crazy at dinner.
But from the doesn't that stink file....buying something on Black Friday and finding it cheaper 3 days later on cyber Monday!
You'll say doesn't that stink.
That's why if you are planning a big electronics purchase, you should check all the online prices first, and pay special attention to Cyber Monday ads.
You don't want your great Friday find to be a bad deal Monday morning.
Of course some deals are available only on Black Friday at 5 or 6 a.m.; so no matter how many sales start a day or two earlier, or during Thanksgiving dinner, some key doorbusters will still require standing in line at 4 a.m.