Items tagged with black friday 2014

Amazon is killing it this holiday shopping season, or so the online retailer claims. According to Amazon, Black Friday sales of Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets on the company's website have grown by leaps and bounds year-over-year. Specifically, Fire tablet sales were up three-fold on Black Friday compared to last year, while Kindle e-reader sales nearly quadrupled. "This holiday there are going to be a lot of customers opening up new Amazon devices," said Dave Limp, Senior Vice President, Amazon Devices. "We’re energized by the year over year growth of tablet and e-reader Black Friday sales on Amazon.com, plus the success of the new product categories we’ve launched this year."Indeed, we took... Read more...
For what it's worth, Apple iOS device owners were victorious over their Android-toting brethren in the Thanksgiving Day mobile spending war. In terms of dollars spent, iOS owners on average doled out $118.57 per order, over $20 more than the typical Android user, who spent on average $95.25 per order.That's according to data collected by IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark, CNN Money reports. Those figures also changed throughout the course of the day, dropping slightly during the later hours -- earlier on, iOS and Android users were reported to be spending an average of $122.08 and $97.25 per order, respectively.Jay Henderson, director of IBM Smarter Commerce, says the numbers mean that iOS device... Read more...
If you're out in the cold putting up with aggressive drivers and rabid shoppers who wouldn't think twice about trampling you in pursuit of a $100 savings on a high definition TV, you're doing Black Friday wrong. For some, it's become tradition, and we understand that. But for the most part, that's the antiquated model for scoring a deal. We now have this awesome thing called the Internet, which among other things, allows us to benefit from Black Friday deals from home. Yesterday we shared some of the highlights Best Buy has to offer, and today we'll give you a glimpse of the sweet savings that are just a few mouse clicks away (or finger taps) at Amazon. To begin with, if you're need of a new... Read more...
One of the reasons to give thanks today is for not having to brave the crowds or camp outside your local Best Buy to score some hot deals on electronics. Yes, we realize it's only Thursday, but like most retailers, Best Buy has kicked off its Black Friday sale early -- really early -- and to the chain's credit, many of the deals are available online. So while your less savvy neighbor Joe is slipping his way down the winter roads to wait in long lines, you can kick back in your pajamas with a cup of coffee as you score the same deals as him, but with much less hassle.At present, some of Best Buy's bigger doorbuster deals that are available online include a Panasonic 50-inch class 1080P LED HDTV... Read more...
Talking to ghosts and spirits is all fun and games until they talk back or proceed to haunt your home with terrifying results. Or perhaps we've watched too many horror flicks. We're not the only ones, however, as Ouija boards are making a comeback in a big way this holiday shopping season. Piggybacking on the movie "Ouija," searches for "Ouija boards" are up 300 percent since October, Google says. That's helped the Ouija board become No. 5 on Google's list of top trending toys, which sits ahead of Peppa Pig (No. 6), Shopkins (No. 7), Nerf guns (No. 8), Barbie Dream House (No. 9), and Zoomer Dino (No. 10). Image Source: Flickr (Lisa Brewster) My Little Pony is also shaping up to be a hot selling... Read more...
Not only is BlackBerry getting back to its roots by releasing a Passport device that harkens back to the company's glory days, it's also willing to get in the trenches and fight aggressively to win back customers, especially those who may have flocked to Apple while it was busy experimenting with a name change and other questionable strategies. Heading in to the holiday season, the company formerly known as Research In Motion (RIM) has rolled out a trade-up program in which current iPhone users can receive up to $550 for switching to a Passport. The incentive includes up to $400 (USD or CAD) in cash back for trading in an iPhone device, plus an additional $150 USD ($200 CAD) from BlackBerry.... Read more...