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Walmart Black Friday 2014: Here Are the Best Deals

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Editor's Note: For those shopping for holiday gifts, check out our list of the best Cyber Monday deals at Walmart.

Walmart's 2014 Black Friday deals are officially out in the wild, and, as is the trend these days, some of the best sales require you to speed to your local store before you've properly digested Thanksgiving dinner. Some pretty impressive savings await you if you're up for the task, though, including big price cuts on tablets, TVs and stacked Xbox One and PS4 bundles.

Just like Black Friday doesn't always kick off on Friday, not every "deal" in Walmart's ad is really a deal. As such, we've hand-picked the items that are worth putting down mom's stuffing for, from late Thanksgiving to early Black Friday.

How Walmart's Sale Works

Walmart organizes its Black Friday sales into three "events" that kick off at specific dates and times. Event 1 starts at 6 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 27), followed by Event 2 at 8 p.m., with all applicable sales running until the end of Nov. 28. Event 3 deals begin at 6 a.m. Friday (Nov. 28) and last all weekend long -- as long as there's still anything left, at least.

Select Black Friday sale items qualify for Walmart's "1-Hour Guarantee," which uses a ticketing system to make sure that anyone who shows up between 6 and 7 p.m. gets the item they intend to purchase. The item is paid for on the spot, and can be taken home immediately or picked up at participating Walmart location before Christmas if supplies are short.

Walmart Cyber Monday

While the below deals are great for tech enthusiasts on a budget, Walmart knows that many shoppers would prefer to score deals from home while still in their PJs rather than brave a busy store. The company has a handful of worthwhile deals on TVs and game consoles as part of its Cyber Monday sale, which kicks off on Monday, Dec. 1. We've hand-picked our favorite deals from the bunch, which you can find here.

Best Deals for Event 1: Thursday (Nov. 27) 6 p.m. (In-Store Only)

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Best Deals for Event 2 - Thursday (Nov. 27) 8 p.m. (In-Store Only)

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Best Deals for Event 3 - Friday (Nov. 28) 6 a.m. (In-Store Only)

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Mike Andronico is an Associate Editor at Tom's Guide. Follow Mike @MikeAndronico. Follow us @TomsGuide, on Facebook and on Google+.

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    JOSHSKORN , November 22, 2013 2:33 PM
    It's a shame Verizon makes you pay full price for a phone, now to keep your unlimited data plan. I would've upgraded my phone to a Note 3 on Black Friday or Cyber Monday.
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    fkr , November 22, 2013 6:53 PM
    you and me both josh.
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    angelachristine , November 23, 2013 5:10 AM
    I already have a decent phone with straight talk but I'm just buying the $29 phone to have something in case my phone craps out. You're right though I don't think it would be great for long term use. I'm going to be there any way so i don't care to be in line if it a guaranteed thing.
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    karenb , November 23, 2013 6:22 AM
    Thanks so much for this! Very helpful.
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    gotti098 , November 23, 2013 10:20 AM
    THANKS FOR ALL THE INFO...DO YOU KNOW IF THE HP FOR $178, COMES WITH WORD,,IF NOT WHAT IS THE BEST ROUTE TO GO TO GET IT INSTALLED ON IT?
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    fightingslu , November 24, 2013 3:07 AM
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    Sweden78 , November 24, 2013 4:41 AM
    @ gotti098, it doesn't show if word is included but usually with a price range this low it would only be a 30 day trial version and then you would have to pay for full version, but did you know that there are microsoft alternatives out there that you can google to see which fits best for you that you can download for free. Try Libre Office or Open Office! Both have more than just word applications; they come with power point alternatives, drawing, microsoft excel alt., database application as well as math application. They are free (open source) full microsoft office suite alternatives that work just as well. If you are in for the Ribbon setup of microsoft, you would probably want to stick with MS. Hope this answers your question and may God bless everyone's Thanksgiving!
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    Reginasm11 , November 24, 2013 7:19 PM
    Any thoughts on the Vizio tablets? There is an 8 inch going for $89 right now that I am thinking about for my parents... Beginners to a tablet to say the least.
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    davedav3 , November 25, 2013 2:32 PM
    $99 Moto X on Republic Wireless? Am I missing something or do you know something I don't know -- o_O?
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    TheArcSide , November 25, 2013 2:56 PM
    I believe the $99 MotoX was a misprint, it should say DefyXT..or $299, No contract..
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    TheArcSide , November 25, 2013 2:59 PM
    If you cant quote your source, you are causing an unnecessary headache.
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    kapitalistas , October 31, 2014 12:38 PM
    i read thumbs up first
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    Ivana K , November 15, 2014 10:00 AM
    Don't forget to check this before buying anything at walmart.com - you can receive a free $10 gift card and some cash back. These savings can be combined with current online deals and coupons! http://goo.gl/3bz7b8
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    johnleyo , November 22, 2014 5:20 PM
    here is amazon black friday deals : http://amzn.to/1yvuPMD
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    mohamed yosef , November 23, 2014 3:42 AM

    Samsung galaxy Note 4, Microsoft surface and more are on 75% sale on Amazon,

    https://tr.im/dd383
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    BluePlanetJrnl , November 25, 2014 11:27 PM
    A good compilation of free (after rebate) deals for Black Friday. Some of the deals are time sensitive...ending tonight. Check them out here:
    http://www.blueplanetjournal.com/green-finance/black-friday-shopping-guide-for-rebels-cheap-and-free-special-2014.html
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    BluePlanetJrnl , November 25, 2014 11:28 PM
    A good compilation of free (after rebate) deals for Black Friday. Some of the deals are time sensitive...ending tonight. Check them out here:
    http://www.blueplanetjournal.com/green-finance/black-friday-shopping-guide-for-rebels-cheap-and-free-special-2014.html
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