Black Friday deal shopping, which is now more of a concept than a single day, has evolved from a brief free-for-all into a multi-day marathon.

It's gotten to the point where Black Friday "deals" basically exist from sometime in the end of November right up to Christmas. Is it a good thing that retailers are trying to take the pressure off of the day after Thanksgiving by adding other days into the mix, or is that just spreading the crazy? Is it worth it to you to shop around this time of year or do you wrangle equally good deals in other seasons? Be careful not to trample anyone below.