Black Friday comes early; deals at Target, Amazon and others

With November barely a week old, many people already have turned their attention toward the annual Thanksgiving holiday, and the Black Friday deals that many retailers launch to bring in shoppers and boost their annual sales figures.

While tradition has been for Black Friday to actually start the Friday after Thanksgiving, that tradition is quickly falling away as retailers seek to get an earlier jump on the season every year. And this year may just set a record for how early Black Friday deals are available to be had.

Here’s a look at some retailers’ Black Friday plans, and some of the specials they are promoting.


Black Friday began this Friday, Nov. 8, for the store know for its big bullseye logo, and for shoppers that always leave with far more than they planned on buying. Target launched its Black Friday preview sale set to last this Friday and Saturday. Among the deals available are a Philips 50-inch Roku Smart 4K TV for $180, A Nikon D3500 DSLR camera bundle for $400 (and $450 off its regular price), and $200 Target gift cards the come with the purchase of eligible Apple iPhone 11 phones.


The online retailing giant is practically responsible for the increased attention that has been given to Black Friday in recent years as one can buy almost anything and everything from Amazon. If you’ve been interested in your DNA heritage, Amazon has the AncestryDNA kit available for $59, or $40 less than usual, and the newest iPad Pro can be had for as low as $650, or a discount of $250.

Best Buy

It should come as no surprise that the electronics retailing giant’s Black Friday deals center around consumer electronics and appliances. Microsoft Surface Pro 7 laptops with 128 gigabytes of storage can be picked up for $599 (normally …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Lifestyle


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