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Target's Best 2013 Black Friday Tech Deals

Black Friday is right around the corner. Are you ready?

This year, Target (NYSE: TGT) will be offering a plethora of notable electronics when it opens at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 28.

Target's Black Friday Preview ad is highlighted by a $229 50-inch TV by Element, as well as the Beats by Dre Solo Headphones for $119.

Shoppers may notice that the latter item will be roughly $4 cheaper at Wal-Mart during the retailer's second Black Friday event, which also begins at 8:00 p.m. Target does not seem to be offering a one-hour guarantee on the headphones, which could tip the scale in Wal-Mart's favor.

Related: Wal-Mart's Best 2013 Black Friday Tech Deals

Target will also sell the Nikon L320 for $99, which is reportedly a $130 savings.

Consumers can find the retailer's "lowest price ever" on the Nintendo 3DS XL, which will receive a $50 reduction and sell for $149.99.

In addition to the Element TV on the front page, Target will also sell a handful of Samsung and Vizio televisions at a fair discount. There aren't many details on these TVs, but the Samsung 55-inch set looks like a decent bargain at $697.99 -- $202 less than the MSRP. It's a little cheaper than the 55-inch Samsung set that Wal-Mart will sell for $727.

However, if the bezel and stand are any indication, the Samsung TV that Target is selling is not the same one offered by Wal-Mart.

In another Target vs. Wal-Mart battle, Target is giving away a free $75 gift card to anyone who purchases a first-generation iPad Mini. Wal-Mart has the same deal.

At Target, iPad Air buyers will receive a $100 gift card.

Target will discount the iPhone 5S to $179.99, but the gift card bonus is only $30. Wal-Mart shoppers will pay $189 but receive a $75 gift card.

Disclosure: At the time of this writing, Louis Bedigian had no position in the equities mentioned in this report.

Louis Bedigian is the Senior Tech Analyst and Features Writer of Benzinga. You can reach him at louis(at)benzingapro(dot)com. Follow him @LouisBedigianBZ

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