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!