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This quick Amazon trick helps you find the deals you really want without digging

Here's a simple shortcut to finding the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals you really want during holiday shopping season. It works the rest of the time, too.
Written by David Gewirtz, Senior Contributing Editor
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Are you overwhelmed by the enormous selection of Amazon Black Friday deals already popping up? How can you more easily find the deals you actually care about? ZDNET is updating our best early Black Friday deals list now and will continue to bring you great deals as they become available. 

But if you're more of a DIYer like me, here's a super-quick, but super-helpful tip. 

Add everything you're hoping will be discounted on Amazon to your wishlists by clicking on "Add to List" under the "Add to Cart" option and then scroll through your wishlists often. 

Yep, that's it. Here, take a look at some of the discounts currently on ZDNET's wishlist:


Just scroll down through the items already on your wishlists and look for the deal banners and related discount information. You'll not only be able to save a few bucks, but do it on the items you're already interested in buying.

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