Best Buy has thrown down the gauntlet. And so it begins.

Black Thanksgiving Black Friday is Thursday, November 27, and as has been the tradition of late, many stores have forgone the "opening early Friday morning" thing in favor of opening Thursday evening. (It's only a matter of time before it turns into Black Week.) Best Buy always offers some hefty discounts on the electronic toys we all love, and this year is no exception.

Among Best Buy's extensive list of doorbusters, these will undoubtedly be the most sought-after:

Panasonic 50" HDTV (1080p) for $199.99 In-store only
Regular price: $549.99 (-$350 markdown, 64% off)

 Samsung Galaxy S5 for $1 w/ 2-year activation
Regular price: $199
 (-$198 markdown, 99.5% off)

iPad Air 2 starting at $399
Regularly starts at $499 ($100 off all iPad Air 2 models)

Beats by Dr. Dre on-ear headphones for $79.99
Regular price: $169.99 (-$90 markdown, 53% off)

Xbox One with Kinect Assassin's Creed Unity bundle for $429.99 + free 2nd controller
Regular price: $499.99 + $59.99 for 2nd controller (-$130 markdown, 33% off)

GoPro Hero3+ for $249.99 + LCD Touch BacPac + 16GB memory card
Regular price: $434.97 cumulative price (-$184.94 markdown, 43% off)

Sony Blu-ray Player for $49.99
Regular price: $119.99 (-$70 markdown, 58% off)

Hit up Best Buy's Black Friday website for dozens more deals on computers, movies, video games, TVs, tablets, smartphones, cameras and more.

Also note that Best buy is holding a special 3-day sale the weekend before Black Friday that will offer deep discounts on six of the store's most desired products. Best Buy is keeping the prices for these six items a secret until the sale kicks off on Thursday, November 20, 2014.

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