Black Friday? That was SO 2011.
Walmart, the nation's largest retailer, has announced that it will begin holiday shopping specials at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, according to media reports.
The retailing giant also began Black Friday shopping on Thanksgiving 2011, but at 10 p.m. In 2012, the specials start at 8 p.m. Eastern time.
The move could put more pressure on big-box retailers such as Target and Best Buy to push their own opening times earlier, according to Bizjournals.
According to an ad on Walmart.com, Black Friday/Thursday specials include $399 for an iPad 2 (16GB) and $148 for a 32-inch television.
Are you glad to see Black Friday deals extended further into Black Thursday? Or do you feel that it's overkill? Tell us in the comments.