Thanksgiving is nearing, and that means retailers are ramping for Black Friday, one of the biggest shopping days of the year. With the economy in shambles, it’s not a good time to be in the retail industry – or just about any other business for that matter.

If you’re looking for deals, this is the time. Expect major price reductions and incentives on everything from consumer electronics and toys, to clothing and appliances.

You can use the Web to your advantage, and enjoy some armchair shopping. A click here, a click there et voila, you’ve saved a bundle.

With Black Friday, it seems as though an overnight cottage industry was born overnight with web sites popping up all over the place to report the latest deals, often scanning flyers ahead of the sales.

If you want to be one step ahead, here are some of the best sites you can use to find the best deals for Black Friday…

FIND YOURSELF A GREAT BLACK FRIDAY DEAL:

Happy shopping! And let me know if you have any other web sites… I’m looking for a new laptop.

Also, here’s the Wikipedia entry if you want to learn more about Black Friday … where did it come from?