This is part 1 of this post - the other part will come after I get back, and will have impressions and... stuff. Not really sure what to expect; all the stories I've heard have left me a little worried. Will we be trampled by hordes of bargain-hunters? Will we have to wait in line for hours or days before getting inside? Well, I'm not sure yet, but you'll find out in part 2!
I'm really not sure what stores we're going to. The tentative plan involves Fry's (which may or may not have been a transparent ruse to get me on board, and may or may not have worked as planned), and then probably some other unspecified/forgotten stores. My mom seems to have a problem with Fry's, though, so really it's anybody's guess where we'll end up. (I was going to get a new hard drive at Fry's (down to 4% free space, wooo!), but I ended up getting it at tigerdirect this evening for around half the prices I saw at Fry's last week, so meh at them.)