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Retailers offer big discounts before Black Friday gets here

From laptops to TVs and toys, many major retailers have already rolled out Black Friday deals before the major shopping holiday.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — If braving Black Friday crowds with a belly full of turkey from your Thanksgiving feast doesn't sound appealing, we have great news. You are going to have options when it comes to finding deals without fighting traffic.

More and more major retailers are offering Black Friday deals early with some of the biggest names, like Amazon, Target and Walmart, offering sales before we even get to Thanksgiving.

Amazon and Target are just some of the retailers offering discounts ahead of the big shopping holiday. Shoppers can find deals on a variety of items ranging from laptops and cordless vacuums to TVs, toys, kitchen appliances and sporting goods.

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These early deals and extended sales are a relief for many people who are looking to stretch their holiday shopping budget as far as possible. And let's face it, between gas prices and grocery bills, everyone could use a break from the record inflation.

Consumer experts say if you want the deepest discount possible, you must comparison shop. Even if a retailer advertises a deal as being the "lowest price of the year," you should still shop around to be absolutely certain. And if you are shopping in person, ask if they'll price match a competitor for a better bargain.

WCNC Charlotte is always asking "where's the money?" If you need help, reach out to WCNC Charlotte by emailing money@wcnc.com.

Of course, Black Friday isn't exclusive to in-person shopping anymore. In fact, experts say some of the best shopping deals of the season can be found online.

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