Google Checkout offers Black Friday discounts

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Google is offering Black Friday savings on online purchases made through its payment system called Google Checkout.

Save between $5 and $30 at participating e-retailers, such as:, BlueNile and

PayPal, Google Checkout’s competitor, is also offering savings with 15% off purchases at online retailers like Barnes & and

Both payment systems are likely to garner more attention as a greater number of consumers buy gifts online rather than at brick-and-mortar stores.



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