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FILE - In this June 30, 2011 file photo, a United Parcel Service driver delivers packages from Amazon.com in Palo Alto, Calif. Amazon is offering deals July 12, 2016, for the second edition of its annual "Prime Day" promotion. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Amazon has Black Friday deals already, because Christmas shopping can't start soon enough


Black Friday 2016 is almost here, but we didn't want you to wait until the day after Thanksgiving for Black Friday deals.

Halloween is officially over! Which means, according to Amazon, it's already the Christmas shopping season.

The online retailing giant launched its Black Friday deals webpage today, 24 days before Black Friday actually happens. It runs through December 22.

So many deals

Amazon touts that its Black Friday portal will have new deals "as often as every five minutes." However, USA Today reports many of those deals are pretty minor. Presumably, the door-busters are being saved for the actual Black Friday.

Amazon also announced an iOS feature called "Package X-Ray," which will let users peek inside a package without opening it by scanning the barcode.

This March 2, 2016 photo shows an Echo Dot in San Francisco. Amazon.com is introducing two devices, the Amazon Tap and Echo Dot, that are designed to amplify the role that its voice-controlled assistant Alexa plays in people?s homes and lives. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

There will also be deals for people who bought the Echo, a device that lets you order from Amazon by talking to it.

FILE - This Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 file photo shows an Etsy mobile credit card reader, in New York. The online crafts retailer on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 said it expects to raise as much as $267 million from an initial public offering values the company at up to $1.78 billion. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Amazon also features a "Handmade" section this year, featuring gifts sold "directly by artisans." This may be a jab at popular craft-selling site Etsy.

Is Amazon starting its Black Friday sales too early?

Amazon has Black Friday deals already, because Christmas shopping can't start soon enough

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