I was in a large chain store that was not Walmart two days ago. Some customers noted employees were stocking shelves. "Wonder what they'll have for Black Friday?"
Well, I sure as hell don't know. I don't go near stores on Black Friday as I really do not like crowds. I question the deals are really all that wonderful, although I guess they have a few things to get people in the door. Of course my family is somewhat impervious to holiday shopping as we don't exchange gifts. We quit doing that a long time ago--everyone just loved it. No ugly sweaters or coats that don't fit, no more books you'd never read, I'll get nothing for Christmas and am delighted with that. Back when our family exchanged gifts no one liked what they got, ergo our delight at not getting anything.
However, for the benefit of the shoppers who do feel the need to give gifts, may I suggest staying home on Black Friday and buying nothing. The stores will panic and they'll have even better deals in a few days.