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Best Buy Priming The Black Friday Pump With Early-Bird Deals

Best Buy has made four of its Black Friday deals available today to help whet customers’ appetites for next week’s shopping bonanza.

The items include:

*a 13.3-inch Lenovo Yoga 900 2-in-1 touchscreen laptop with an Intel Core i7 processor and 8 GB RAM and 256GB of storage for $700, reduced from $1,200;

*a Samsung 2.1-channel soundbar with wireless subwoofer for $148, reduced from $280;

*Sony’s MDR-XB950BT over-the-ear wireless headphones for $90, reduced from $200; and

*Samsung’s UBD-K8500 4K UHD streaming Blu-Ray Disc player for $200, reduced from $400.

Best Buy also primed the Black Friday pump last week by teasing 16 of its planned doorbusters before releasing its full 48-page ad, and by offering “Black Friday-caliber” TV deals like a 50-inch LG 4K UHD TV for $399 and a 70-inch Vizio 4K UHD TV for $999.

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The full-bore sale starts online on Thanksgiving and in stores at 5 p.m. turkey day, with special pricing in effect through Saturday. Showrooms will stay open until 1 a.m. Thanksgiving night, and will re-open at 8 a.m. on Black Friday morning.

In other Black Friday news, Target unveiled its promised “10 Days of Deals” sales event, running this Saturday, Nov. 19 through Cyber Monday, Nov. 28.

Highlights include 10 percent off electronics and entertainment products this Sunday, Nov. 10, and Thanksgiving Day doorbusters like a 50-inch Hisense 4K UHD TV for $250; a Fitbit Charge HR tracker for $90, reduced from $130; and Powerbeats 2 wireless earphones for $90, reduced from $200.

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