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One website organizes all retailers’ Black Friday deals to soothe your nerves

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You can count on death, taxes, and two boatloads of Black Friday and Cyber Monday ads for the next 26 days. But did you know many of the largest retailers already know what most of their deals will be? Yeah, they will be adding specials and door-openers and other limited quantity inventory — and probably aren’t disclosing those items — but most of the products are already lined up. So why not get a head start and then relax until Thanksgiving afternoon? You can do just that if you check out the multi-retailer BlackFriday.fm website.

The starting retail chain lineup for Black Friday 2016 includes Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Kohl’s, Macy’s, GameStop, Toys R Us, J.C. Penny, and Kmart. But the list goes much, much deeper. In all, almost 150 chains and stores are on the site now. Within the site, you can search for deals by product category or by store name.

Related: Black Friday 2016

For each retailer, you will see in-store and online Black Friday Sale starting days and times. You can locate the nearest location if they have brick-and-mortar stores and you can also search where to find the best deals in the stores or online for that retailer. You can download coupons and scan the stores’ latest Black Friday and Cyber Monday ads. Note that some of the retailers still have their 2015 ads on the site, but many are set with 2016 deals.

You can set up an account on the BlackFriday.fm website and start a wishlist that you carry while shopping with an iPhone or Android app. You can also opt-in or out of email updates regarding Black Friday. Unfortunately, the alerts are all or nothing, so you cannot, for example, ask for ads for 55-inch or larger 4K TVs under $250, which would be nice.

If you like shopping deals, if you need some tech upgrades, or if you want to put a semblance of organization on holiday shopping, the BlackFriday.fm site can possibly give you some order and control. Otherwise, at least you can get lost in just one website.

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