With Halloween out of the way, retailers are wasting no time at all to announce their store times and promotions for the true meaning of Thanksgiving: Black Friday. It seems that every year, popular retail stores are opening their doors earlier and earlier, but this year, Wal-Mart takes the cake. Wal-Mart stores will open their doors to shoppers before you can even trim the turkey and say, "dig in!" at 8 p.m., the earliest in history.

That's right, Wal-Mart will be opening its doors on Thanksgiving evening. But, they are not stopping there. To reward dedicated shoppers, Wal-Mart announced certain products thatwill be guaranteed to customers who are in the check-out lines between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m.

These special items include:

16GB Apple iPad 2 with wi-fi for $399 (plus a $75 Walmart gift card)

Emerson 32-inch LCD TV for $148

LG Blu-ray player for $38


Of course, if these items do happen to sell out (which they will), one can purchase a Guarantee Card which again, guarantees that the customer will get the item by Christmas at the Black Friday price.

Whew! This is already stressing me out and causing my shoulders to tense.

What do you think of Wal-Mart's decision to open on Thanksgiving? Will you be in line for the goods?

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