Black Friday is becoming more and more irrelevant, or at leastthe Black Friday that we see on media reports, where people arecrushing each other to get a cheap laptop in Walmart in the earlymorning hours after Thanksgiving.

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According to one report, what people are soon going to figureout is that they can get most of the same deals on that day withoutleaving their house. An organization called dealnews.com says inits 15 Black Friday Myths that "Black Friday" nowactually starts on Thanksgiving, when many retailers start offeringblockbuster deals on their Web sites.

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And even on Friday, most of the deals that you get in stores canbe had on the Internet. Apple, for example, has the same deals onits site that it does in stores.

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Another thing the report points out is that the best dealsaren't even often to be had on Black Friday in the first place.Most of the best bargains, says dealnews.com, take place inDecember.

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We're not encouraging people to abandon the shopping center, butBlack Friday seems to get more and more out of hand. And why notstay away from that throng, especially if you can get the samedeals at home. Of course, if you're enjoy the holidaycrush on what is likely a well-deserved day off, help yourselfdude.

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