Get prepared: Black Friday is close

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Some sales have already started, but the big Black Friday sales are less than 36-hours away. Beware!

Get your research started by checking out the "Official Black Friday Website." They've rounded up all the sales (check out the left column for sales by store). Get ready to save and craze!

And, incase anyone's new to the Black Friday craziness, here's a good set of standard tips for making the most of -- and surviving -- the chaos.

And, don't forget, you can buy a gun tax-free in South Carolina this weekend. As if folks were somehow lacking incentive to buy guns.