Target’s Black Friday 2014 deals include $0.01 Samsung Galaxy S5 and discounted PS4, Xbox One

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America’s annual holiday shopping frenzy Black Friday is still more than two weeks away, but big retailers are already trotting out their lists of discounts and deals. Target, for one, claims that this year’s Black Friday will be its “biggest” and “most digital” ever (perhaps trying to make up for its earlier massive credit card hack).

It’s certainly starting early and will have lots of gift card rebates, according to its Black Friday preview ad. Target will offer some pre-sale Black Friday discounts in stores and online starting Wednesday, November 26th, but you need to check Target’s weekly ad here on Sunday, November 23rd to find out what specific details will be offered at your local store.

Best Buy’s Black Friday deals include discounted iPads and a $199 50-inch HDTV

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In case you’d rather spend Thanksgiving waiting in line at a strip mall, Best Buy has announced plans to open more than 1,000 of its stores on Thanksgiving day to give shoppers a head start on Black Friday deals.

It’s also beginning to preview all of those deals today, and they include some good prices on TVs, reduced pricing on Apple products, and smaller savings on a good number of electronics that you may just be interested in. There will also be separate “doorbuster” deals when Best Buy opens on Thanksgiving, at 5PM local time, and on Black Friday, at 8AM local time.

There’s still more than two weeks to go before Black Friday, but if you’re starting to plan your shopping spree now, you can head to Best Buy’s website to see what’ll be available. We’ve also rounded up a number of the best deals that we’ve seen below.

Black Friday 2014: The best deals in comic books

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Fans of more literary pursuits won’t be left in the cold this Black Friday. Those looking to inflate their digital stash of comic books may be pleased to learn that two major publishers will be offering major discounts for some of their most acclaimed works.

The publishing outfit will be celebrating Black Friday with the release of six MegaBundles. Priced at $99.99 each, the collections include:

Black Friday 2014: the best gaming deals for PS4 and Xbox One

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One year in, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 finally have some amazing games, from Alien: Isolation to Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. So now is a good time to get in on the action — and Black Friday is a great chance to go next-gen for cheap. And with the release of games like Mario Kart 8 and the new Super Smash Bros., you might want to finally grab a Wii U, too.

There are a lot of very similar bundles available at different outlets, so it’s just a matter of choosing what works best for you. Here are some of the best gaming deals around to help you prepare for the shopping onslaught. (Note: most deals don’t actually go live until the 27th.)

The 20 best Black Friday deals

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Black Friday is right around the corner, and there are plenty of great deals to be had. We’ve been covering the deals for weeks now, but if you want to cut through the mess and just score the best deals you can find, you’ve come to the right place.

As to be expected, this year there are lots of deals to be had on TVs small and large, 1080p to 4K. You can also get a great price on last year’s iPads, which are still better tablets than pretty much anything save for this year’s iPads. If you’re in the market for a smartwatch or fitness tracker, you can save some money on some really great options this weekend. And if you want to pick up a laptop or new headphones, there are deals to be found too.

Microsoft reportedly planning Windows 10 event for January

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Microsoft will hold an event this January to show off the new features of Windows 10, according to The Verge. Although January is traditionally dominated by the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Redmond is apparently planning a standalone event later in the month to create some buzz for the new OS away from the confines of a busy trade show.

Some facets of Windows 10 were detailed earlier this year, but next month’s event will apparently be “more significant,” with Microsoft laying out its plans for phones and tablets, and possibly detailing a new Xbox One dashboard update. The Verge says Microsoft should formally announce the event before the year’s end.

Black Friday: a brief history of madness and discounts

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Finally! It’s the time of year once more when Americans line up outside of major retail outlets at absurdly early hours in an effort to score the lowest prices on all manner of consumer goods. Looking for a washer/dryer on the cheap?

How about a Samsung Galaxy Note 4? Or how about a new TV for Aunt Linda? She could probably use a new TV. Black Friday — and, increasingly, the days and weeks surrounding it — may be your best chance at finding a great deal. And you probably don’t have to leave the house!

Amazon declares ‘best ever’ Black Friday and Cyber Monday for Kindle family

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Pick up a holiday Kindle over the weekend? According to today’s Amazon announcement, the chances are pretty good that you did.

The mega-retailer sent out a note today calling Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2012 “the best ever for the Kindle family.” In fact, Monday was reportedly the biggest day ever for worldwide Kindle sales, thanks in part to a sale on the Fire. Amazon says it has “more than double[d]” last year’s numbers.

The line, which currently includes the entry-level Kindle, the Paperwhite and the Fire, among others, has also been eating up a good chunk of the site’s worldwide best seller spots. More sales info can be found in the source link below.

Amazon sees huge jump in Kindle Black Friday sales, Fire leads the way

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Holiday shoppers made Kindle Fire the bestselling product across all of Amazon.com on Black Friday.
Kindle Fire now the bestselling product across Amazon for 8 weeks running – ever since its introduction on September 28

(NASDAQ: AMZN) Amazon.com, Inc. today announced that this Black Friday was the best ever for the Kindle family and the popular Kindle Fire remained the bestselling product across all of Amazon since its introduction 8 weeks ago. The bestselling Kindle family – the $79 Kindle, $99 Kindle Touch, $149 Kindle Touch 3G and the $199 Kindle Fire – are available now at www.amazon.com/kindle and at over 16,000 retail locations throughout the United States.

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