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A complete 2017 guide to Thanksgiving, Black Friday Shopping

Posted at 6:40 AM, Nov 22, 2017

The deals are announced — the would-be shoppers are game planning. Are you?

Black Friday sales have changed a lot over the years. Now it’s more likely to find the biggest doorbuster on Thanksgiving, a day early — but is Black Friday dead?

That’s the question being asked. A recent USA Today poll showed that 52-percent of people are less likely to shop Thanksgiving night this year. Experts point out that you can get great deals throughout the Holiday shopping season, the only real reason to shop on Thanksgiving or Black Friday is if you’re snagging the big doorbuster items.

This year “Best Black Friday” rounded up the top 25 deals for the year — and if you’re willing to wait in lines, the deals are big.

Best Buy, Amazon and Kohl’s frequently appear in the list — meaning chances are if you’re looking for a hot tech item your game plan may be best utilized to bring a hot spot, and a laptop, to one of the big-box stores and try to kill two birds with one stone.

Meanwhile, some stores are saying “no thanks” to Thanksgiving shopping.

This year Costco, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Nordstrom and Staples are among the big name retailers who’ve decided to give workers the day off — each will re-open on Black Friday with their own doorbuster.

Other stores like Best Buy, Macy’s and Target will have double doorbusters. They’ll open their doors early on Thanksgiving, then re-open their doors on Black Friday. Some retailers, like Walmart, will stay open once they kickoff the sales on Thanksgiving.

For a complete list of store openings, closures and timing you can visit the Best Black Friday website. They also have a complete list of doorbuster sales.

Top 25 Best Black Friday 2017 Deals (Per Best Black Friday):

1. Sharp 50-inch Class LED 2160p Smart 4k Ultra HD Roku TV for $179.99 (save $320) at Best Buy

2. Free $300 Walmart Gift Card W/Purchase of Apple iPhone X or 8 (AT&T or Verizon) at Walmart

3. Sony Playstation 4 1TB Console + $60 Kohl’s Cash for $199.99 (save $100) at Kohl's

4. Microsoft Xbox One S 500GB Console + $45 Kohl’s Cash for $189.99 (save $90) at Kohl's

5. 32-inch 720p TV (brand unknown) for $69.99 at Amazon

6. 49-inch 4K TV (brand unknown) for $159.99 at Amazon

7. Google Home Mini + Walmart $25 Shopping Offer for $29 (save $20) at Walmart

8. Amazon Echo Dot for $29.99 (save $20) at Amazon

9. Apple MacBook Pro models up to $250 off at Best Buy

10. Sony PlayStation 4 Pro Console for $349.99 (save $50) at GameStop

11. Pre-owned Microsoft Xbox 360 for $0 After Rebate at GameStop

12. Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera Bundle with Wi-Fi connectivity + $135 Kohl’s Cash for $449.99 (save $300) at Kohl's

13. Save $300 on the Samsung Galaxy Note8, S8, or S8+ with activation at Best Buy

14. All New Amazon Echo for $79.99 (save $20) at Amazon

15. Toshiba 55-inch Class LED 2160p 4K Ultra HD TV for $279.99 (save $220) at Best Buy

16. Lenovo 15.6-inch Laptop AMD A6-Series 4GB Memory for $179.99 (save $100) at Best Buy

17. Fitbit Charge 2 Fitness Wristband or Fitbit Alta HR Fitness Wristband + $30 Kohl’s Cash for $99.99 Each (save $50 on Each) at Kohl's

18. Apple iPad 32GB Wi-Fi (5th Generation) for $249 (save $80) at Walmart

19. PlayStation 4 GranTurismo Sport VR Bundle for $299 (save $100) at Walmart

20. Amazon Fire HD 10 for $99.99 (save $50) at Amazon

21. Macy’s 10 Free Doorbusters After Rebate at Macy's

22. Hatchimals Glittering Garden + $20 Target Gift Card for $54.99 (save $5) at Target

23. Ninja Bar Coffee Maker or Professional Kitchen System for $99.99 Each (save $100 on Each) at Target

24. Select Dyson Vacuum Cleaners (save over 50%) at Macy's

25. Haier 55-in 4K Ultra HDTV + $90 Kohl’s Cash for $299.99 (save $100) at Kohl's

See explanations and pictures for all 25 Best Deals here.