Every year there is a great amount of expectation amongst consumers who just can't wait to get a look at the Black Friday deals which began early in the morning the day following the Thanksgiving holiday. Like so many others I love a good deal and can't wait to see what's being offered at rock-bottom prices. So who has the best Black Friday deals this season? Are the deals as good as last years? Or, are the deals even better than in years past.

As with every other year the answer to that question will depend on what you are looking to buy. What's on your shopping list this year? Black Friday ads have been out for some time now as they were suspiciously leaked even earlier than normal. Black Friday sales almost always reflect a good mix of gift items for nearly all people and in wide price ranges from inexpensive to pricey. From house wares, clothing, toys and jewelry you can expect discounted prices of 50% or more a most items carried throughout department stores. But what about the really good deals? Those wonderful loss leaders price to 80% or more below regular retail? They are out there, but competition is expected to be even stiffer than usual this year.

I have just gotten done previewing all of the Black Friday ads for all major department stores and I can tell you the pricing is somewhat disappointing this year. While there are some exceptional bargains on computers, video games, televisions and other hard to come by items, a new twist on Black Friday sales this year is that there are very limited quantities sent to each store for the advertised loss leaders. While each store is offering spectacular pricing on a few items to entice you through the door, your chances of gaining more than one exceptional bargain on the shopping trip is limited. It is usually tough enough to get the really good deals, but this year, there are even fewer to go around than in years past.

For a full preview of black Friday ads go to bfads.net to see all major retailers advertised specials for the season. In my opinion, the best pricing for electronics of the season is that both Wal-Mart and Best Buy. If you're looking for clothing major retailers like Macy's, JC Penney's, Sears, and Kohl's have some good bargains at 50-60% off. For toys and games I like the online retailers such as Amazon.com and the Black Friday deals at Toys "R" Us. Alternatively, if you're looking for $10 toys and gifts you can also try Wal-Mart who is offering over hundred toys at $10 or this season. For video games I have had mixed results in my searches for savings, and tend to look at the online retailers in addition to Wal-Mart and others who seem to have more competitive pricing than the bricks and mortar retailers.

It really is up to you to determine who has the cheapest prices for Black Friday deals this year. As I've said I have seen mixed results in my research. It really does depend on what you're looking to purchase, how much you're willing to spend, and whether or not you're willing to wait for hours in line before store opens on Friday morning. One other thing to consider when looking for exceptional deals on Black Friday sales is to consider if the retailer offers the same price for online purchases. Often the larger chain stores and department stores offer a limited quantity of the same deals to online shoppers. If that is the case, you can always try to determine when they will begin their Black Friday sales online and then try to make an immediate purchase as soon as they open sale pricing to the public. The online deals sell out just as fast, so get there early to get you purchased made. With online purchases, don't forget you can also look around to see if there are any promotion codes to go with your order too. I have had some spectacular deals with combining promotion codes with Black Friday orders in the past.

Good luck in your Black Friday shopping endeavors hopefully you'll be getting some great deals!