Black Friday Deals: Online Bargains

Shoppers wishing to stay away from the crowds on Black Friday can look for deals online at a variety of retailers.
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New York, NY (

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) -- Shoppers eager to look for some of the best buys this Black Friday without running into the madness of crowds can check out the following online deals:

GAP

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is offering 50% off on all women's and men's sweaters and 50% off all kids and baby cozy fleece styles exclusively online. The sale ends this Sunday.

Old Navy is selling jeans at just $15 for adults and $10 for kids. Tops are going for as low as $5. All outerwear is now 50% off. Many retailers are offering "buy one get one 50% off" on tops, says Christine Chen, a retail analyst at Needham & Co.

Macy's

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is offering 40% discounts on coffee, tea and espresso makers and 20% off on men and women's apparel.

JC Penney's

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Black Friday deals include 50 to 60% off on women's apparel items and 60% off for children's clothing items. JC Penney will ship for free on orders of $25 or more.

Aeropostale

(ARO)

has online exclusives for hats and tops that start as low as $4.99.

Lowe's

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features online deals that include a Cuisinart coffeemaker for $49.84, a Shop-Vac HP Wet/Dry Vacuum cleaner for only $29 and a Black & Decker cabinet for only $44.98.

Monday will also be a good day for bargain hunting online. With the proliferation of cyber shopping, Cyber Monday has increasingly taken on importance as many shoppers return to the office and take advantage of the convenience of ordering products online on Monday after the Thanksgiving weekend. Leading e-retailers such as

Amazon

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will be competing with companies such as

Walmart

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and

Target

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who are increasing their online presence.

Cyber shopping is also considerably safer than arriving in person and facing the crowds. Some shoppers are wary after stories broke last year of a guard being trampled to death as overeager shoppers raced in to grab holiday bargains. This could only further shift sales toward the Internet as consumers hide behind the safety of their screens and the ease and convenience of comparing prices and deals.

For more on Cyber Monday see

Online Retailers Primed for Cyber Monday by James Rogers.

-- Reported by Andrea Tse in New York

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