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Every year, people talk about how Black Friday starts earlier than the year before. Some have even declared it the "war on Thanksgiving".
But as long as people show up and wait in line for the sales, stores will continue to open their doors early.
If you're headed out this week to grab some of those special Black Friday deals, we've culled some advice from the experts on how you can get the most bang for your buck this Black Friday:
Divide and conquer. The big ticket items and hottest deals sell out fast – both online and in store. Split up & get the most important stuff first.
Do your research – especially with electronics. Many doorbusters are offered on less well-known brands. Know what you want and where you want it from before you leave the house.
Be aware of price-matching policies.
Prepare for web outages if you are shopping online. Retail websites will slow down as volume picks up. Use the wishlist feature to save the items you want. As soon as you get the alert that the online sale is on, put those items in your cart and checkout.
Many stores will continue to roll out Black Friday ads & specials throughout the day. Use websites, apps, and social media to follow along.