Massive crowds descended on Wal-Mart stores across the U.S. on Thursday as the retailer kicked off its Black Friday doorbuster deals one day early.

The deals, which included $350 savings on a $1,000 flatscreen TV, started at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

Here's a look at the chaos inside one Wal-Mart as the sales began. 

Photos posted to social media revealed insanely long checkout lines and crowded aisles.  

Shoppers last year were filmed fighting over flat screen TVs. Here are some photos from social media: 


Russell Parker (@russell_parker) November 28, 2014

You could say Walmart is alittle crowded... #BlackFriday

B (@brandonterwege) November 28, 2014

Just arrived at #Maplewood #Walmart. We are inside. Wonder if they are going to #ShutItDown...

Keith Rose (@KWRose) November 28, 2014

Fun in Walmart

Kristi Maher (@kristimaher_) November 28, 2014

Walmart be poppin

Mike The Big F (@MikeFernandez0) November 28, 2014

Never go to Walmart during Black Friday

rileybronson (@rileybronson1) November 28, 2014

@xoxosteviee girl I'm still at Walmart . that's just half