With the recession still on many people's minds, department store Sears has decided to offer Black Friday 2009 deals super early.
Typically the day after Thanksgiving -- Nov. 27 this year -- Sears is having a kickoff event for the shopping holiday on Friday, Oct. 30.
The department store says it will offer what it calls "Black Friday doorbuster" deals beginning this Friday, nearly a month before the traditional day-after-Thanksgiving sales.
Sears says the offers will rotate each week and be available 7 a.m.- noon each Saturday. However, it's kicking off the effort with a special markdown this Friday.
Sears isn't the only one slashing prices, says the Washington Post:
Retailers have been champing at the bit to go after Christmas sales this year. Price warfare has already erupted for sales of books and toys. Wal-Mart began slashing prices on holiday staples and gifts last week, discounting a popular skateboard-cum-snowboard called the RipStick by 27 percent, to $49. Toys R Us unveiled its plan to open 80 temporary stores across the country back in September