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Black Friday falls on November 24 in Australia. Some stores including department giants Kogan and Ebay have already kicked off their sales

We're fast approaching one of the biggest shopping days of the year.

Cyber Monday Hero are posting Black Friday Beats Solo deals throughout the sales week.

Adults and teens agree that clothing is the number one item they plan to buy on Black Friday (39 percent for adults and 49 percent for teens). With Black Friday's biggest deals set to be online this year, it's worth bookmarking what you're after now, and keep refreshing in the run up to the week. The retailer says it will offer "50,000 deals with no blackout periods". In fact, it was noted past year that Daraz, one of the more popular online stores in Pakistan, observed the first "1-billion rupees in one-day" sale.

Cyber Monday Hero are a team of deal analysts who compare the most popular Cyber Monday and Black Friday products on sale each year.

Thanksgiving/Black Friday hours: Stores open from 5 p.m. Thanksgiving Day through 11 p.m.

We are also tracking the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals we find on televisions, laptops and tablets, and smartphones. And technically, you don't have to wait until the day after Thanksgiving to start saving.

As well as offering a Black Friday discount retailers may have a code for free shipping or an extra 10% off. However, beware about some of these products, as companies produce bulk products, which are meant to be sold only on Black Friday, and aren't always of the same quality (even if it is a brand name).

Other stores including international retailer ASOS, have hinted at the huge bargains to come
Other stores including international retailer ASOS, have hinted at the huge bargains to come

In order to guarantee these prices, "eBay works closely with our sellers to source top-quality and in-demand deals at the best prices available", Jesse Kiefer, Director and General Manager of eBay Deals, explained to Fortune in a statement. Here are some of the facts you must know before visiting any of the stores this year. Check your credit card rewards program for special points that could add up on Black Friday.

Despite being a way off some of the big retailers have already confirmed that they'll getting involved in the discount shopping event. Bottom line: Don't spend too much time or effort trying to snag a store's doorbuster deal, because, unless you're first in line or up at 5am, you're not going to get that deal.

Protect yourself online - A credit card provides the highest level of protection against fraud.

Some savings will be for lesser-known retailers who may not be Google approved, so always check that you're purchasing from a safe site.

Do you have favorite retailers?

Cyber Monday is a day when retailers slash their prices online providing the ideal opportunity to stock up on Christmas presentsWhich UK retailers are offering deals? Similarly, helpful advice can be found by looking around online for directions to the better online deals, which often come within a respectable distance of the actual deals offered in brick-and-mortar storefronts.

Make sure you understand return/refund policies.

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