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November 25 is the biggest shopping day on the US calendar. For 24 hours, American shoppers are treated to an annual bargains extravaganza known as Black Friday to ring out Thanksgiving. Retailers routinely slash their prices to kick start the Christmas shopping season resulting in hundreds of incredible deals.

The good news is that many of these bargains are available in Australia, alongside noteworthy deals from local retailers looking to capitalise on the Black Friday hype. To save you the trouble of fruitlessly hunting through US sites that may or may not ship to Australia, we've assembled the very best deals you can get Down Under - complete with links.

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As we approach Christmas, there's a tremendous marketing push by retailers who implore us to buy more things. Frankly, our entire economy depends upon people buying stuff they don't need. But Americans have a tendency to romanticize the Before Times™ — an era when consumerism wasn't so rampant. This longing for the days of old is misguided at best. One need only look at the board games of the 19th and 20th centuries for evidence.

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We spend a lot of time on our tablets and smartphones. You probably also spend a lot of time thinking about buying new ones. You know it. I know it. And of course, Google knows it. That's why they're augmenting your gadget searches with 3D renders of the stuff you're lusting over.

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Apple doesn't bring you bargain shopping often, so when it does it's good to get in quickly. Apple is today celebrating Black Friday (a typically US-centric shopping day) with some sweet sales on iPads, Macs, iPods and various accessories. Let us round up all the deals for you here.

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Before you know it, your alarm clock will be going off and you'll be contemplating whether you really want to join the Black Friday crowds. Here's the pro/con list it'll boil down to.

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Today's a pretty good day for buying things on sale I hear. Just remember, as time marches, things will get even cheaper, anyhow. And this year, you may already have the perfect gadgets in your hands.