For a few years now, Wal-Mart and some others have opened at midnight or in the early morning hours. I don't understand the obsession some have with going out at that time of night to fight others over sale items. For at least 15 years I've waited on the day after Thanksgiving for the first report of a fist fight breaking out over the last heavily discounted TV set on the sales floor.
It's crazy. It's a primary reason I do most of my shopping online these days. About the only thing I go shopping for in a brick and mortar store is jewelry.