Your Guide to Thanksgiving Sales

Black Friday takes on new meaning as retailers fight for shoppers' money.

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  • Dell is offering discounts on laptops, desktops, and other products. The sale begins Thanksgiving morning at 7 a.m. EST.
    • Kmart's Black Friday sale started back in early November and continues through the holiday season; the company releases its specific deals for the week by ZIP code, so check its website for details. Electronics will get special treatment, with markdowns on HDTVs and GPS units.
      • Wal -Mart also is waiting to announce its best deals until closer to Black Friday itself; visit its website to be among the first to know. Retail experts say Wal-Mart, like Best Buy, will offer online deals that aren't available in stores.
        • Target is offering free shipping on thousands of products, including electronics, toys, and kitchen gear.
          • Toys "R" Us will open its doors at 5 a.m. on Black Friday and greet customers with deep discounts—33 to 80 percent off—on a variety of items, including Thomas & Friends train sets and Huffy scooters.