Dh said he would rather I just buy a (fresher) turkey and use the old one to cook down for stock, etc. So that is what I did. Guess I"ll spend Friday cooking down the old bird, getting it in the freezer, etc. I dont 'do the shopping thing on "black Friday". And I'm not going to brine the one I bought. It was frozen so it is in the cooler under water, thawing. Hopefully it will be thawed by tomorrow.