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Best Buy starts Black Friday deals early amid supply chain woes

October 15, 2021

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and widespread supply chain woes, major retailers are shifting away from offering their best holiday discounts on Black Friday. In addition to Best Buy, Amazon and Target have each offered earlier holiday shopping deals for consumers this year.

As the holiday season quickly approaches, the global supply chain remains tied up due to the coronavirus pandemic. Because cargo ships are clogged at U.S. ports, retailers may face product shortages and, in turn, charge customers more for holiday purchases.

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