Retailers are showing their good will early this year. There are unprecedented merchandise discounts and specials everywhere. It’s virtually a shame to pay full price for anything at the moment.

If you are perusing the sales today, remember the golden rule: do not be seduced by anything that does not work for you. Closet orphans are a waste of money at any price.

I won’t be shopping today because I suspect that retailers will continue their crazy sales between now and the start of the new Spring season. They are desperate to part with their merchandise in this tough economic climate and as consumers we should take advantage of that.

Here are some Thanksgiving weekend deals: