Most Black Friday ads, which appear in newspapers Thanksgiving Day, have already been leaked.
This year's top pick from the website Black Friday Ads, or BFAds.net, is a 42-inch LCD HD TV model from Sharp. Best Buy is selling it for just under $200 - one of the lowest prices ever offered for a high-def TV of its size.
Best Buy is also selling a 24-inch Dynex HD TV set for the unheard of price of $79.99.
Michael Brim, founder of BFAds.net, said the price is so low that people who might not have been looking for a new TV may just want to cash in on the deal.
Wal-Mart is selling an Xbox 360 at a bargain basement price.
It normally retails for $300, but Wal-Mart is selling it for $200, and then you get a $50 Wal-Mart gift card.
Target has DVDs for as low as a $1.99, but its 3 cents cheaper at Wal-Mart, and that includes a selection of Blu-ray movies.
While you can usually find the best Black Friday deals on electronics, Lowe's is stepping into the game with a step-ladder deal, including a 6-foot fiberglass model from Werner for $19.
"It's lightweight, it's portable, it's great to have, and with the Christmas season coming up, you've got to hang Christmas lights," said
Department stores are trying to lure savvy shoppers with rock-bottom prices on apparel. Sears is offering sweaters for 60 percent off from 4 a.m. to 1 p.m. only on Black Friday.
JC Penney and Kohl's are offering 50- to 60-percent off most apparel, and Kmart is taking 50 percent off their Jaclyn Smith line.
Some Black Friday deals will cost you nothing. Staples is selling Internet security software valued up to $80 for free after mail-in rebates.
And Big Lots has a mini digital Jazz camcorder for under $15.
Amazon says its Black Friday deals will continue everyday through the holiday season. Wednesday's deal is a Toshiba Satellite 14-inch laptop computer for $599 - that's a savings of $250.
Remember this year, Black Friday has turned into black Thursday, with Toys "R" Us opening its doors at 9 p.m. and most big retailers by midnight.