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It's mid-November and you know what that means, right? Yes, Thanksgiving is right around the corner, giving us an excuse to cheat on our diets and stuff our face full of fowl treats. And of course it also means that Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year, is fast approaching. To help you prepare for the onslaught of deals, Best Buy has posted a bunch of items that will be available at discounted prices.As is normally the case, you can expect markdowns on big screen TVs. If you're looking to make a jump into 4K Ultra HD territory, be on the lookout for a Samsung 60-inch 4K Smart TV for $800. Presumably it will be available both online and in-store.There will also be a Toshiba 49-inch... Read more...
We haven’t even closed out October yet, and we’re already getting a sneak peek at what’s in store for Black Friday 2015. One of the first hot deals to kick off the holiday shopping season comes from none other than Dell, and it’s a doozy. Dell will offer the Xbox One Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Bundle (500GB) for a low, low price of $299.99. That price on its own is commendable, as it currently retails for $349.99. However, you can find sales nearly every week to get the Xbox One at the price, so that’s not exactly newsworthy. However, Dell is juicing the deal up by also including a free copy of Fallout 4 and an extra wireless controller (the revised consoler with the 3.5mm headphone jack)... Read more...
One of the few places you can go to pick up motor oil, baby diapers, shotguns, and fresh fruit in a single trip is Walmart. It's also where you'll find a bunch of Black Friday deals, provided you're willing to fight the unruly crowd. If so, here's a heads up that E FUN's newest Windows tablet, the 8-inch Nextbook, is headed to Wally World's brick and mortar locations on Black Friday for just $99. The device itself comes with 16GB of internal storage, though if you take advantage of the Black Friday promotion, you'll also receive a 16GB microSD card in the box, essentially doubling the device's storage capacity. Plus it comes with a 1-year subscription to Office 365 Personal, which itself includes... Read more...
If you're reading this, it means you survived the madness that is Black Friday, and for that we congratulate you. Not all Black Friday shoppers are jerks, but if you're braving the crowds on the busiest shopping day of the year, you're bound to run into at least a few. Times are tough all around and the allure of saving big money has a tendency to bring out the worst in some people. This begs the question, are the savings worth it? In some cases, a strong argument can be made for waiting in long lines, especially for electronics. Big screen TVs, laptops, and other electronics end up heavily discounted. Often times these are older models that need cleared out of inventory, as the tech industry... Read more...
While Apple is over in Cupertino doing its best Ebenezer Scrooge impression by shunning cash discounts on products in favor of bundled gift cards, Microsoft is doing Black Friday the right way. There are some significant discounts on various Microsoft gear over at its online store, which not only means upfront savings, but you also get to avoid the hustle and bustle of the holiday crowd. The original Surface tablet can be had for $199, marked down from $349. Sure, it's saddled with Windows RT, and who knows if that operating system is long for this world or not, but at $199, it's at least an interesting proposition. If you're willing to spend $368 on Surface, Microsoft will bundle in a few extras,... Read more...
Bah, humbug. As if crowds fighting yet again to get to Walmart doorbusters weren't bad enough to nearly ruin Thanksgiving, Apple zealots who have waited all year for a small sale on an iProduct are likely going to be let down by this year's Black Friday sale. Unlike years in the past, Apple isn't offering cash-off discounts on products. Instead, it's offering Apple Gift Cards as the discount. In other words, you'll still pay full retail for anything you buy from Apple today, but at least you'll have a bit of Apple cash to spend on more Apple gear in the future. It's actually a pretty clever trick. A lot of folks will view it as a fair compromise, justifying it by reasoning that they'll eventually... Read more...
Tis the season to shop until you drop, and rather than risk getting run over by savage shoppers who wouldn't think twice about trampling a toddler if it meant winning the race to the electronics section at Wally World, more and more people are finding it more convenient to shop online during Black Friday. That will certainly save you from physical harm, but there are other risks you need to be aware of. USA Today's Byron Acohido talked with a number of security professionals who collectively warned about increasingly aggressive efforts by cybercriminals to prey on Black Friday and Cyber Monday shoppers. More than ever, these digital crooks are bombarding email, social media posts, and search... Read more...
You're more than welcome to feign surprise if you really wish, but Apple's popular iPad tablet was one of the most sought after tablets on Black Friday. It was also the main vehicle for mobile online shoppers, according to IBM. Big Blue said that early promotions this holiday shopping season pushed online sales up 17.4 percent on Thanksgiving Day, setting the stage for 20.7 percent growth on Black Friday. "The iPad generated more traffic than any other tablet or smartphone, reaching nearly 10 percent of online shopping," IBM said. "This was followed by iPhone at 8.7 percent and Android 5.5 percent. The iPad dominated tablet traffic at 88.3 percent followed by the Barnes and Noble Nook at 3.1... Read more...
I don't mind the madness that is Black Friday, I really don't. You won't catch me camping out in front of Best Buy or any other store for hours or days on end, but you might spot me walking the aisles after the doors open, in part because the spectacle is a sight to behold. Last night, for example, I took my 16-year-old stepdaughter shopping at the mall. She had never experienced Black Friday and wanted to see the commotion first-hand. Feeling good from the butt-kicking the Patriots put on the Jets, I thought, 'What the hell, let's do this.' And so we did. She snagged some good deals too, stocking up on clothes at anywhere from 50-60 percent off, depending on the store. It was a success. I'd... Read more...
Every year, it seems like retailers are opening earlier and earlier on Black Friday in an attempt to be the first stop for shoppers. This year, Microsoft is starting even earlier than most: According to a teaser located on the main page of the company's online store, the company plans to start its Black Friday sale on Thursday morning at 12:00 AM. Not all deals will be available on Thursday—for users who want a deal on Microsoft's new Surface, you'll have to wait until Friday. For customers who want to score a deal on an Xbox 360, Microsoft software, and other Microsoft products, Thursday's sale may be exactly what you are looking for. Some of the deals run through Saturday, November 24... Read more...
Believe it or not, shoppers have already started camping out at some Best Buy stores in anticipation of Black Friday. If lining up a week early seems insane, well, that's because it is. Be that as it may, Rhiannon Buckingham found herself near the front of the line at a Best Buy store in El Cajon, California. "Last year, I came on Tuesday and I was 17th in line," she told Channel 10 News, a local ABC news affiliate. "They only had 15 TVs." Not all Best Buy locations take kindly to people camping out so far in advance of Black Friday, and in fact a property manager at the El Cajon location made Buckingham and company leave the premises, telling them to return on Thanksgiving. Fat chance. According... Read more...
In a show of the very best of humanity, a Black Friday scene at a California Walmart devolved from ordinary sale-mongering to physical altercation to pepper spray attack. According to the L.A. Times, a shopper hell-bent on acquiring some deeply discounted merchandise let loose with pepper spray, which wafted throughout the store, stinging the eyes and throats of holiday shoppers throughout. One eyewitness reported seeing about eight customers that apparently bore the brunt of the pepper spray being attended to at the front of the store. (In the pepper sprayer’s defense, he or she may have been in the process of being mauled by one or more shoppers. We don’t know, because he or she... Read more...
Apple is planning to get in on the Black Friday shopping frenzy by discounting several of its products on November 25th, 2011. We're not talking about huge savings that would classify anything as a steal, but you could pocket as much as $101 over the normal price, depending on which Apple product you're shopping for. A tipster sent in an Apple Black Friday flyer to 9to5Mac.com, who dutifully posted it online. The deepest discount, as we just mentioned, is $101, and it applies to a number of iDevices, including the MacBook Air (marked down to $898), MacBook Pro ($1,098), and iMac ($1,098). Discounted prices also apply to the iPad 2, iPod nano, and iPod touch, which will be marked down anywhere... Read more...
If you've been on the fence about whether or not to spring for a Nintendo 3DS console, this might make you jump off. At least one retailer, and possibly two or more, are going to carry a special edition themed 3DS console commemorating the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda. The Zelda bundle will include a themed 3DS console and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time game. GameStop is already advertising the bundle in its flyer as part of its Black Friday bonanza. If you have a DSi XL to trade in, you can pick up the bundle for as little as $100 (a Mario 3D Land bundle will also be available), $120 with a DSi trade-in, and $130 if you swap your DS Lite. Otherwise, the regular price is $200.... Read more...
Those satellites in space don't just take spy pictures. On this Black Friday 2010, they are actually taking pictures of you, and your rush to Black Friday deals. The research is being done to see what consumer demand this year means for retail stocks. The trend, so far, has been favorable. The companies involved in this are Remote Sensing Metrics and Digital Globe. Remote Sensing Metrics is a Chicago-based consulting firm that analyzes the satellite imagery. In turn, it purchases those images from Colorado-based company Digital Globe, which operates its own satellites. Tom Diamond, CEO of Remote Sensing Metrics said “2010 is proving to be a much better year in terms of traffic. Beginning... Read more...
Two separate consumer surveys came to the same conclusion: the iPad is on top of everyone's gift wish list. But 3D TVs? Not so much. Fortunately, your chances of getting an iPad are pretty good -- as both of those studies also said that people plan to spend more this holiday season, mostly on consumer gadgets, compared to 2009. Indeed, a report on planned consumer holiday spending by Retrevo said that people are actually giving up their holiday travel so they can buy cool electronics. Of the 1,000-plus respondents, 16% said they will spend more on electronics in 2010 over 2009 spending levels while 28% will spend less on travel. The No. 1 desire? A tablet -- and that means the iPad for most people.... Read more...
To help celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, Verizon Wireless is planning to offer special deals on the Gateway LT Netbook as well as many of its most popular devices on Black Friday. This netbook will be available for just $29.99 (after a 2 year contract and with a $100 mail-in rebate). The Gateway LT Netbook weighs less than three pounds and offers Wi-Fi capabilities, an Intel Atom Processor N270 (1.6GHz), a 10.1-inch screen, a 160 GB hard drive, and 1GB of RAM. Verizon Wireless also plans to offer the following low-price deals this holiday shopping weekend: HTC Ozone: Wi-Fi capable global smartphone for only $9.99 (buy one get one free)LG Versa: the touchscreen phone for gamers, for only $29.99... Read more...
Let the holiday shopping season begin! With Black Friday just a day away, we're seeing plenty of announcements from various retailers trying to convince us to get up early and walk through their doors. Like other retailers, Best Buy is ready to get in on the action this year. One of the retailer's hot offerings this year is sure to be a $197 HP laptop that will be available in stores on Friday. The $197 HP laptop features an Intel Celeron 900 processor (2.2GHz), 2GB memory, and a 160GB 7200 rpm hard drive. The machine comes with integrated Intel X4500M graphics which will get the job done for HD video but not much in terms of gaming.  For those who miss out on the deal or who want something... Read more...
Black Friday. It's a name that was once only known by savvy shoppers who scoured the Internet for deals, but now it's a household holiday in America. Everyone from tweens to grandmothers will be waking up early on the day after Thanksgiving in order to fight the crowds and attempt to snag those too-good-to-be-true deals that happen just once per year.As would be expected at a time such as this, a company has now come forward with an iPhone application that can help shoppers plan out their attack route and score the best deals. MEDL Mobile has just introduced Mall Maps, an iPhone app provides its user with a comprehensive database of malls, shopping centers and plazas across the US. When fired... Read more...
Like many of you who are smart enough to know better, we tend to steer clear of the insanity of the crowd and resist the temptation to go deal shopping on the busiest day of the retail calendar.  Why on earth would you subject yourself to all that needless stress and anxiety anyway, when you can squander your holiday pesos online from the comfort of your armchair?  This is a question a growing number of etailers and retailers are posing as of late, to the extent we now have an official name for the first week day after Black Friday.  This coming Monday, December 1st, has been dubbed "CyberMonday".  And though somebody definitely could have been a bit more creative in... Read more...
The beginning of the holiday shopping season for many involves rising at ungodly hours to stand in lines, packed like sardines, to pick your way through items with prices slashed lower than you will see them any other time of the year. This day, the day after Thanksgiving, is known as Black Friday. This year, instead of hours standing in line, let us show you how to find your perfect deal with this compilation of online resources.  Leading up to Black Friday, special offers and deals are often leaked by retailers, and many sites pull all these deals together to help you decide which stores you want to frequent, or even if its worth going at all. Before you go through... Read more...
It's become a holiday tradition!  That's to say, early postings of "Day After Thanksgiving" sales (also known as Black Friday), particularly with regards to Wal-Mart.  Wal-Mart has warned that posters had better "watch out."  As opposed to Santa looking for bad behavior, Wal-Mart will be looking.Wal-Mart's lawyers have an early holiday message for Web sites that post Black Friday ads ahead of their official release date: Don't do it. Wal-Mart Stores said on Friday that its lawyers have sent letters to the Web sites, saying publishing the ads before their official November 19 release date violates Wal-Mart's copyrights and other rights. To police the web sites, Wal-Mart has outsourced... Read more...
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