Black Friday 2019: Best Office Depot and OfficeMax tech deals

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Two of the major office superstore chains merged a few years ago, which has resulted in a joint Black Friday ad in recent holiday shopping seasons. 

Also: Check out CNET for even more Black Friday deals

Among the listings for desks, office chairs, and shredders are also several deals on laptops and desktops for home and small business offices — and even some gaming systems for those you like to work hard and play hard.

When is Office Depot and OfficeMax’s Black Friday Sale?

Office Depot’s Black Friday’s sales event will kick off on Nov. 29 for in-store savings, while online shoppers can get started a day earlier on Nov. 28 at just after midnight. Office Depot and OfficeMax will also have deals going on throughout the entire month.

Black Friday 2019: Best Office Depot and OfficeMax deals

If these deals aren’t yet available, they will be

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The EU bodies said they recognised that telcos were playing a critical role in the crisis response to Covid-19. They noted that many operators had already taken measures to cope with the abnormal traffic distribution linked to remote working and online education and were already redistributing network capacity on regional and local networks according to the changed traffic pattern in terms of both time slots and geography.

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