There is hardly any such thing as Black Friday anymore. With numerous retailers, like Walmart, opening their doors to holiday bargain addicts as early as 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, other retailers must now either join the circus or risk missing out on frantic buyers with turkey hangovers and itchy spending fingers.

So, while most of sane America will still be on the couch watching the James Bond marathon and stuffing themselves with mashed potatoes, the Black Friday shopping cult will be on high alert, ready to rampage a number of retail outlets brave enough to open their doors to a mass of eager spenders, lawsuits and perhaps even a few international incidents.

Below is a list of start times. For everyone else, the James Bond marathon kicks off at 12 a.m. November 21 on Syfy.

  • Sears is joining the likes of Wal-Mart and opening their doors at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving day.
  • Gap plans to open around 1,100 stores on Thanksgiving day with another 1,500 scheduled to open at midnight on Black Friday.
  • Best Buy is not getting too overzealous this year. The store plans to open at midnight.
  • Macy’s is scheduled to open at midnight on Black Friday.
  • Target is rumored to be opening at 9 p.m. Thanksgiving night.
  • Staples is taking Thanksgiving off. The store plans to open at 5 a.m. on Black Friday.
  • Toys R Us plans to open as early as legally allowed on Thanksgiving, with most stores opening at 8 p.m.


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