14 Early Black Friday Deals: Tech, Home Gear, and More

It’s deals season. You can smell it in the air, wafting across the land—savings. Or maybe that’s just lingering wildfire smoke and hurricane moisture, I don’t know anymore. What I do know is that this year, Black Friday is looking more like Black November. There are already plenty of full-fledged holiday sales happening. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite early Black Friday deals, along with a list of retailer sales pages if you want to dig through the offerings on your own.

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All the best Black Friday sales on the web

Prepare to shop ’til you drop with this compilation of early Black Friday 2020 sales. (Photo: ArtistGNDphotography, Getty Images)

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Black Friday savings traditionally occur the day after Thanksgiving, with customers often forming lines outside stores’ doors to get their hands on the best deals possible. This year, however, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the shopping holiday is shaping up to look a bit differently. 

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We’re still weeks away from the big day, which falls on Friday, November 27, but many major retailers—Best Buy, Walmart and Target among them—have launched their Black Friday sales early, with deals being released in waves throughout the month to boost seasonal excitement and help customers

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IKEA’s Furniture Buy Back Program Launches Abroad Before Black Friday

We love IKEA furniture for the affordable prices and trendy, minimalist design, but we wouldn’t exactly call all of it heirloom quality. The truth is, after a few years, it’s often time to move on.

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To keep old pieces out of the landfill, IKEA is launching a new Buy Back program where they will not only take that used dresser off your hands, but give you a partial refund in store credit, too.

According to The New York Times, Buy Back launches in Great Britain on Nov. 24, just before Black Friday, one of the biggest international shopping days of the year. (They’re calling it Green Friday, “making climate change the biggest deal for the planet and your wallet.”) The program will also be available in 26 other countries, including France, Australia, Canada, Italy and Germany — but not the U.S. While it’s

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Target is re-opening its looted Minneapolis store, adding a wider variety of spices and remodeling changes to improve its reputation with Black shoppers

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  • A Target store in Minneapolis, looted during this summer’s national unrest over police brutality, reopened on November 10. 
  • Company executives met with Black residents and employees to take suggestions on how to improve the store to meet their needs, Bloomberg reported.
  • Updates stemming from these conversations include adding more spice varieties and bringing the pharmacy to the front of the store to aid elderly customers. 
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Target’s Minneapolis store will offer more spices to appeal to Black residents nearby.


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The store, damaged during the summer’s nationwide unrest over police brutality, reopened on November 10. Ahead of reopening, Target executives met with Black residents, employees, and community organizers to “ask what they wanted to see in the reconstructed store,” Bloomberg reported.

Community-suggested updates include adding more spice varieties, bringing the pharmacy to the front of the

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