Is the allure of a $200 flat screen television from Best Buy too much for you to ignore?
As the hours tick down toward the official start of Black Friday, shoppers across the area are lining up for their chance to be one of the first to get great bargains.
At Best Buy, people camped out in anticipation of the store's deals, and at other stores throughout the area, people are already flooding the aisles.
"They have $5 deals," shopper Deborah Fennell said at an Annandale Kmart. "I am very pleased."
Meanwhile, back at the Best Buy at Potomac Yard in Alexandria, the $199 42-inch TV, along with other deals on electronics, is right up Utshab Barua's alley.
"We are planning for a camera or laptop," he says. "But the main thing is the TV."
Ali Salman is the first in line, though. He has been holding court outside the store since 3 p.m. Wednesday. It's his first time camping out to catch a deal, and he's not doing it just for himself.
"I have six more friends waiting for them, so I'm going to buy six at least," Salman says.
For a full list of when stores are opening for Black Friday, click here.