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Great Black Friday deals you can get with bitcoin

Not every Black Friday deal will require cash or credit cards. If you're part of the bitcoin faithful, you can snag some great deals.

Now in its third year, "Bitcoin Black Friday" is an online shopping event, but one with a different flavor than Cyber Monday. Smaller merchants—and a handful of larger, well-known names that accept the digital currency—are offering special pricing on goods and services, which (in some cases) will beat the best deals of traditional retailers.

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More than 500 merchants are confirmed to offer deals on the event's site this year so far, and organizers expect that number to jump to 1,000 or so as more join once things are underway.

Curious what sort of bargains you can expect? Here are a few of the offerings.


Xbox One "Assassin's Creed Unity" bundle ($300)—Microsoft lowered the price of its latest console by $50 a couple weeks ago, but since bitcoin doesn't have a middleman, Newegg can cut the price further and maintain its margin. The best price at brick-and-mortar stores on the Xbox One bundle this year is $329, but with bitcoin, Newegg is able to offer another $30 off.

Keurig coffee system ($60)—Newegg is offering the K350 system with a Keurig carafe, 2.0 starter kit, 4 K-Carafe packs, and 6 K-Cup packs for $20 less than its advertised Black Friday price.

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MSI GS60 Ghost-470 gaming laptop ($1,099)—Equipped with an Intel Core i7 processor chip, 12 GB Memory, a 1 TB standard hard drive as well as a 128 GB SSD drive and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M video card, this is a machine capable of playing even the most demanding of today's games.

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Bees Bros:

This Utah-based family run business, which sells honey, candles and beeswax, plans to offer 20 percent off of all its items,

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Interested in precious metals? This online retailer, which has been around since 2010, is offering silver bars at just 79 cents above the spot price.


This online coffee and tea retailer that caters to the bitcoin user will offer another 20 percent off of its products.


Looking to learn about electronics or create a project using the Raspberry Pi minicomputer? How about the Arduino electronics platform that can make just about anything interactive? You can save 10 percent off the entire lineup of products and kits at this online electronics retailer.

Shire Soaps:

Fans of this company's natural, homemade organic soaps can save 20 percent on all of its products.

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Private Internet Access:

One of the top-rated online VPN services, this company will offer discounts of 20 percent to people who use bitcoins to sign up through the event.

More deals are coming, too. Retailers, including Reeds Jewelers, Gyft and All Things Luxury are still finalizing their offers, though they'll all go live Friday morning.