Is it bedlam where you are? Where I am, it's ... slightly busier than usual. The TV sections of the local consumer electronics shops are getting good foot, because that's where the best deals are. But the car lots aren't full and the traffic's not too bad. In Circuit City, I was the only guy checking out the laptops at 9:30 a.m.! The only store I saw that was genuinely slammed was Bath and Body Works, which had checkout queues out the door: buying lotion futures now.