Black Friday is a high holiday for US retailers and their bargain-hungry acolytes-turned-shoppers. At a minute past midnight, doors give way to waves of wired, feisty customers. Retailers have schemed up ways to get more customers in the doors. This year, the strategy is to just open them sooner. Many businesses — Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Macy's — will open Thanksgiving night.

How early is too early? Is it disrespectful to conduct business on such a widely-observed US holiday? Or are you ready to queue up and land big deals on hand mixers, Blu-Ray players and sweater sets? Jim Braude and Margery Eagan discussed it on BPR.

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