We're just a couple of days out from one of the biggest shopping days of the year, but one expert says that old Black Friday 'magic' just isn't what it used to be.
Black Friday used to be THE day to line up at your favorite store to get those doorbuster deals, but now, says Jon Vincent of EarlyBlackFriday.com says it's all about how well you can do with online deals.
Jon says the time to get the best deals comes even before you start peeling your Thanksgiving potatoes... tonight!
They not only have all the Black Friday ads in one place at EarlyBlackFriday.com, but Jon says they'll keep a close eye on the action and they'll put an alert on their front page as soon as a good deal goes online.
"We suggest you go to Target, just across the board, they have the best deals," says Jon. "For online deals, we suggest Target, Kohl's or Amazon.com."
If you do want to try for one of those doorbusters, Jon says you'll want to get to the store at least 5 hours ahead and since they open at 5:00 or 6:00 PM on Thanksgiving day, that means you'll need to be out there by noon because if you're not among the first 20 or so, you probably won't get that big TV or whatever you hope to get.
And speaking of TVs, Jon says Target has a 55-inch Westinghouse 4K Ultra HD for $249 and the best deal is at Best Buy $179 for a Sharp 50 inch 4K UHD (that's $320 off the regular price).
Electronics and clothes are among the most popular Black Friday gets, as well as toys. And again this year, there are some toys that'll be snatched up quickly.
That list is led by a slew of dolls, including several sets from L-O-L Surprise!, Hatchimals and Fingerlings. For video games, it looks like the hot system will be the Nintendo Switch.
After Black Friday is Cyber Monday, retailers again roll out more sales. If you see something you want not really discounted this week, wait until Monday.