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Live: The best Black Friday deals to shop right now

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Nintendo; Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. It's Thanksgiving Day, which means you likely have a turkey in the oven, a football game on TV, and a shopping list ready to go for Black Friday. But why wait when you can take advantage of huge deals right now? We'll be updating this page throughout the day with the best pre-Black Friday discounts we can find. So far, we're seeing low prices on laptops, 4K TVs, Amazon devices, and Apple products - and the day just started. Be sure to check back to this page often...
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I worked Black Friday for years, and some people were animals. It's not always the best day for deals, either

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Courtesy of Rajean Blomquist
Rajean Blomquist, 58, took a job working at a retail store during the holiday season after being a stay-at-home mom.
Blomquist had never worked in a retail store, and she quickly learned how labor-intensive it was.
She said on Black Friday especially, it felt like shoppers stopped showing any kind of etiquette.
This as-told-to essay is based on a conversation with Rajean Blomquist , 58, a PR professional who, after being a stay-at-home mom, took a job working at a retail store during the holiday season. It has been edited for length and clarity. In 2005, I...
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