Early bird shoppers snatch up flat screen televisions at the Target store in Mayfield Hts., Ohio in the early hours of Friday, Nov. 25, 2011. Black Friday began in earnest as Target, Abercrombie & Fitch and other stores opened their doors at midnight. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
November 25, 2011 4:48:01 PM PST
November 25, 2011 --
For true Black Friday warriors, Thanksgiving wasn't a day off, but a chance to prepare for battle.