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The best early Amazon Black Friday deals so far

Amazon has started its pre-Black Friday deals early this year. Here are some of the best deals we've seen so far.

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Amazon Black Friday deals start now

No need to wait until the day after Thanksgiving. Amazon has already kicked off its "Countdown to Black Friday Deals Week" with plenty of discounts and bargains available as of today. Here are some of the notable ones we've seen so far.

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Moto X for $199

One of the best deals so far is the 2014 Motorola Moto X 16GB phone, which is available off-contract for $199. Yes, it's a 2014 phone, but it's a step up from the new Moto G you'd get at the same price.

Buy the Moto X on Amazon

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Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain for $40

One of the most best-reviewed games of 2015 is Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. It scored a 10/10 on our sister site, GameSpot. The long-awaited sequel features Kiefer Sutherland as the voice of its world-weary mercenary protagonist, Snake. As you can tell from the screenshot, it probably features lots of horseback riding, and phantom saddle sores too we surmise. The discounted version is available for both PS4 and Xbox One for $40 (33 percent off), and it's also available (undiscounted) for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Buy Metal Gear Solid 5 on Amazon

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Roku Smart TV for $180

If you buy a smart TV you can't be sure that in 12 months time it will still get updates, such as the latest and greatest streaming services. But if you buy a Roku set-top box you know you will.

TCL has combined the goodness of Roku box into its entry level 3800 series TV, and it's the favorite budget TV value of CNET's David Katzmaier.

Get the 32 inch for $180 or the 40-inch for $280.

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Amazon Lightning cable for $6

Here at CNET we like AmazonBasics cables. They do the job and they're fairly durable. And if they do break, they're cheap enough that you don't mind paying for another.

Amazon says its Lightning Cable is Apple Certified, and at only $6 for 3 feet, it's also one of the cheapest we've seen.

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Looking for more deals? Check out CNET's Holiday Gift Guide

You can find all of Amazon's early Black Friday deals here.

Looking for other gift picks, bargains and holiday shopping ideas? Check out CNET's 2015 Holiday Gift Guide.

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