Thanksgiving might be today, but many of you are probably thinking way ahead to your Black Friday list and what stores you’ll be heading out to. Despite being a day to enjoy time with family and all the amazing food that comes with the highly appreciated holiday (and its four-day weekend for many), it’s also a time to start your holiday shopping and score everything on your Christmas gift list at discounted prices. But believe us, Black Friday is more than a day of shopping…it’s a day of strategizing, maneuvering and conquering and isn’t for the faint of heart. You have to be ruthless out there to make sure you get EXACTLY what you want. To help navigate this huge shopping day, we’ve provided some great spots that have the best deals. Some are (thankfully) online, while other will have you heading to the stores bright and early. Good Luck!
Been eyeing a certain Logitech product lately? Well if you have, here’s your chance to buy it at a discount since they’re having a huge Black Friday sale! You can save up to 50% off on products like Logitech’s Mini Boombox, their diNovo Edge, a Wireless Headset and so much more! Jump on their site as soon as you wake up on Friday to score the great deals.
Known for their discounted bulk items, Costco is jumping on the Black Friday deals scene with their sale. Expect great deals on a variety of items that run the gambit from toys to tech, kitchen appliances and so much more!
For those in the market for a new laptop, Dell.com will is the perfect site to visit! With laptops starting at $299.99, you can never go wrong. The great thing is that you don’t have to wait in some stupid line and can ship from home. And with deals on desktops, TVs, digital cameras and printers, we think it’s a damn good deal!
Yes, Apple will participating in Black Friday madness, but don’t go thinking you’re going to score a laptop for, like, $700 or an iPad for $50 because you’re not. If interested, click on Apple.com Friday to get deals on various Apple products. Expect to see savings between $21-$41 on iPods, $41-$61 on iPad (depending on storage capacity) and $101 on Macs. Nothing too crazy, but hey, you’re still saving money and that’s what counts!
Too lazy to get out on Friday? No problem since TigerDirect.com will have all the savings on some cool tech like TVs, laptops, digital cameras and more all online. A Sony Vio Corei i5 Llaptop will go for $599.99, 32-inch Hisense LCD HDTV will sell for $199.99 and an Epson Stylus NX430 all-in-one printer is half the price going for $59.99. You have to check the sight to see it all, and we’re pretty sure you’ll going to like what you see.
Forget about all the mall madness and click on Newegg.com for all your tech needs. With special deals on Blue-ray players, cell phones and accessories, computer cases, and more, you seriously can’t go wrong. They have desktop computers as low as $289.99, an Olympus Stylus digital camera for $49.99, digital frames for as low as $29.99 and a ton more. These are just some examples of how cheap some of your most coveted gadgets will be.
4. Toys R Us
Pick up something for the kids (and some games, videos and more for yourself) at Toys R Us on Black Friday. You’ll be able to score on all the toys your kids have been nagging you for and then some. They have DVDs for as low as 9.99, popular video games for as low as $24.99 and a wide selection of toys and the like for prices that can’t be beat!
If you’re a tough, rough and can handle the craziness of Black Friday, then venture to target to snag great tech that you’ve probably been wanting all year! They have a Nikon L105 12.1 MP digital camera for only $99, Memorex Pure Play iPod Dock for $29.99 and an extreme video rocker that’s normally $60 for only $32! Target is definitely a great place to get all your holiday shopping out of the way…but only if you’re brave enough!
Walmart usually already has lower prices on the regular, but for Black Friday, expect nothing but jaw-dropping deals. They have a 65-inch for $998 (reg. $15,500), a Compaq laptop for $100 (reg. $198), a limited Edition blue Wii Console for $99.96 and an Xbox 360 4 GB Console with Kinect for $199.96 (a $299. Value). Not sure what’s up with their 0.96 cent thing, but hey, it’s cheaper than everybody’s 0.99 cents addition!
1. Best Buy
It seems that everybody is trying to score that Sharp 42-inch LCD TV at Best Buy that’s going for under $200 this Black Friday and are already camping out. But Best buy has more amazing deals like a digital photo frame that normally costs $60 for only $24.99, Sony’s Cyber-Shot DSCW570 that’s normally $159.99 for only $99, a Gateway Notebook for $149 that’s usually $300 and for those looking for a bigger TV, a 60-inch LCD HD TV from Sharp for only $799.99 that is normally $1,099.99.
Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.