Shoppers packed into places like Best Buy, Target and Walmart before the sun rose Friday morning, eager to search for deals.
But a lot of stores didn't wait until Friday to open their doors for good shopping deals.
At the Premium Outlets in Lebanon, stores opened at staggered times and customers responded to the deals with long lines, especially at the Coach Outlet.
One shopper said they came from Memphis in search of deals.
Items NOT To Buy On Black Friday
DealNews.com has come up with a list of things not to buy on Black Friday.
* Toys: Discounted on Black Friday, but shoppers will probably be able to find a better deal on a hot toy about two weeks before Christmas.
* Television: Large retails stores have great deals on televisions on Black Friday, but better deals can usually be found closer to Christmas.
* 2012 Calendars: Shoppers are advised to wait until the end of January or February to buy calendars.
* Christmas decorations: Buy after the holidays or shop on cyber Monday.
* Jewelry or Watches: Don't buy during the holiday season. Wait until the summer for the best deals.
* North Face Denali jacket: Typically cheaper in the late spring and summer.
* Gaming consoles: Make sure you get something bundled with it like a couple games or a gift card.
Black Friday Store Hours
* Toys"R"Us: Opens at 9 p.m. Thanksgiving night
* Calmar: Opens at 10 p.m. Thanksgiving night
* Electronic Express: Opens 11 p.m. Thanksgiving night
* Target: Opens at midnight Friday and closes at 11 p.m.
* Macy's: Open at midnight Friday
* Kohl's: Open at midnight Friday
* JC Penney: Opens at 4 a.m. Friday and closes at 11 p.m.
* Belk: Open 3 a.m. Friday
* Best Buy: Open midnight Friday
* Cool Springs Galleria: Opens at 4 a.m. Friday and closes at 10 p.m.
* Dick's Sporting Goods: Opens at 5 a.m. Friday
* Rivergate Mall: Open 4 a.m. Friday
(At Cool Springs and Rivergate, while the mall itself may open at 4 a.m., retailers could open earlier, hence times like for Macy's)
* Bass Pro Shops: Black Friday deals begin at 6 a.m.
* Nordstrom: Open at 7 a.m. Friday
* Mall at Green Hills: Opens at 8 a.m. Friday and closes at 9 p.m.
* Predators Black Friday super sale kicks off at 8 a.m. on Friday and runs through 9 p.m. on Saturday