I've not seen a lot of hype this year. I think that the economy could actually be too good, in that there's just not as much need to encourage spending. I think there'll be a lot of smoke and mirrors.
What does go on sale will be things like last quarters games, old or sub par tv models, holiday stuff,etc... While there's hardly a need to encourage spending, there is a need to clear out "dated" or slow moving product.
I'm praying i'm wrong