Don't count on Black Friday for the best holiday deals

CBS News - The traditional holiday buying season is shortened for retailers, which may give them an incentive to offer deeper discounts, with many of those appearing before Black Friday, said Deborah Fowler, associate professor at Texas Tech University, who studies retail management.

It used to be that Black Friday -- the day after Thanksgiving -- was a solid bet for finding the best deals on holiday gifts.

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The traditional holiday buying season is shortened for retailers, which may give them an incentive to offer deeper discounts, with many of those appearing before Black Friday, said Deborah Fowler, associate professor at Texas Tech University, who studies retail management.

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