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Black Friday deals for Canadians, without the wait or lineups

In this Nov. 25, 2010, file photo, people line up outside Toys R Us as Black Friday sales begin, in Royal Palm Beach, Fla.

Rachel Mummey/Associated Press/The Palm Beach Post

Black Friday discounts have already begun. The Globe and Mail asked some experts for the best deals.

Flyerland shopping expert Cindy Kelly offers her list:

Toys "R" Us

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- "Biggest Half-Price event yet" - Black Friday until Nov. 29

- More savings, bonus deals, online and in stores for Cyber Monday


- Up to 60 per cent off its entire selection, Nov. 20-25

- GAP Factory Store:  Everything up to 70 per cent off, Nov. 15-26

- "Cheermageddon" - where "Everything is on Sale," begins Nov. 23

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- $5 Famous Graphic Tees and $8 Jingle Jammies for the whole family

- Saturday: more doorbusters every few hours and "free Super Mario Bros. Wii U game with $40 purchase" promos (for the first shoppers)

- Started Black Friday deals on Nov. 20

- Up to 60 per cent off on regular prices

- 60 per cent off select Nike fleece tops, up to 55 per cent off select snowboard and ski packages, 40 per cent off NHL Jerseys, plus other door crashers

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- At least 15 per cent off their entire site on Cyber Monday

- Online electronics retailer going out strong with "Black November Deals" and "The Black November Event"

- Daily Deals, Daily Shell Shocker Deals, Daily Eblast Promotions

- Deals already underway as of Nov. 21

- Up to 50 per cent off on their six-day Black Friday sale, already underway

- 50 per cent off select products from top outdoor brands like Merrell, Columbia, McKinley, The North Face

- Get advance notice of Black Friday deals through HomeOutfitters' social media sites

- Deep discounts on all Christmas trees, all J.A. Zwilling cookware, Beautyrest Down Alternative Duvets (all sizes), a selection of Tommy Hilfiger queen duvets and 2-pack pillows, plus many other housewares items, offers five of the best Black Friday deals they've seen so far (deals available Nov. 23 while quantities last):

1. Kobo Mini eReader for $49.12 to $49.99 from Staples and The Source

2. Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone for $0 on select three-year plans for Rogers and Telus (Telus is throwing in $100 gift card for customers who sign up) from Future Shop and Best Buy

3. Keurig B-60 programmable beverage system or Tassimo T-65 programmable beverage system for $88 from Walmart

4. Dell Inspiron 15" laptop with Windows 8, Intel Core i3 Processor (2nd generation), 4GB RAM, 500GB Hard Drive, DVDRW for $349 from Dell Canada

5. Sharp Aquos 60" 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV for $888 from Visions Electronics

Have you seen a great deal? Add it to the comments section.

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