You needn't wait for Black Friday to cash in on some real holiday bargains.
Chicago-area malls report seeing no downturn in potential shoppers, even though the National Retail Federation is predicting a downturn in spending.
That translates into earlier and deeper discounting. It's obvious everywhere you look -- especially the Internet.
The New York Daily News has a list of the Top 100 Budget-Friendly Web sites.
Ebates.com is currently offering a $10 gift card to new users, and for travel, bestfares.com is offering several discounts.
But then there are those asking the question: is it better to buy wisely or buy nothing at all?