If you’re looking forward to this year’s Black Friday Deals from Amazon (AMZN), you can get started early. In a countdown event, the giant online retailer opened an Black Friday shop well before the official madness starts.

According to Amazon, customers can expect to see different deals appear every five minutes or so from now through December 22.

To help you navigate the Black Friday Deals Store, Amazon created special sections for:

  • Deals of the Day

  • Available Deals–

  • Upcoming Deals

  • Missed Deals

Deals are also classified by product type to further cut shopping time and icurated holiday gift guides are available.

Whether you shop now or later (Erick Jones of the website BestBlackFriday.com told CNBC that the "actual doorbusters" are likely to be a few weeks away), remember to do your research to ensure you’re indeed getting the best bang for your buck – and that the bargain TV you're considering isn't a model with poor ratings for quality. Also, avoid the holiday debt hangover by only spending what you can actually afford, no matter how good the deal is ( see 8 Tips to Help You Control Holiday Spending).

Chalk it up as another sign (besides the tree and wreaths that just appeared in the lobby of the Investopedia office building) that the holidays are starting earlier than ever.

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