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Black Friday deals start tonight

Consumer Reports News: November 25, 2009 11:40 AM

The diligent folks over at’s Black Friday site have alerted us that while most stores open at 5:00 a.m. on Friday morning, several retailers open up their online shops earlier to kick-start the holiday buying.

According to Gottadeal, fires the first salvo at 6:00 p.m. this evening, followed by some non-doorbuster deals from Sears at 9:00 p.m., both Eastern Standard Time. These will be followed by online specials from several other major stores, including Best Buy, Kmart, and RadioShack, at midnight. Target and Walmart will weigh in some time after that.

You can check out Gottadeal’s Black Friday site for other updates—and check in with our blog over the long weekend as we report on what we believe are great deals. —James K. Willcox.

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