Early Black Friday website offers a jump on holiday shopping


Is a new TV on your holiday shopping list? Best Buy is offering a Toshiba 49-inch Ultra HD HDTV for only $199.99 on Black Friday.

That’s just one of the many specials serious shoppers can scope out in advance at EarlyBlackFriday.com. The website collects all the Black Friday sale flyers for some of the biggest retailers so shoppers can do their homework and prepare for the Christmas shopping Olympics that occurs each year on the day after Thanksgiving.

“We’re seeing this year that retailers have switched from offering 1080p resolution HDTVs to 4k Ultra HD HDTVs for their doorbuster deals,” EarlyBlackFriday.com’s Jon Vincent said. “Since the quality of the TVs has increased, we noticed that the sizes offered this year are slightly smaller compared to last year at the same price point.”

Big bargains

Other stores offering hot bargains this Black Friday include:

Target: an Xbox One S 500 GB Minecraft or Battlefield 1 Console Bundle with a $40 Target gift card for $249.99

Kohl’s: A variety of small Hamilton Beach appliances – including a coffee maker, slow cooker, griddle and slow cooker – for $9.99 each; Kohl’s also is offering 50 percent off all toys from Fisher-Price, Playskool and other popular brands.