Best Black Friday deals on smartphones, tablets and other electronics
Doorbuster deals, radical price cuts, endless queues, you have all probably seen in and participated before, so what’s in it for those who will wake up in the wee hours of Black Friday? Most of the upcoming deals have already surfaced, and it’s time to take a look at what are they and where should you line up if you want the latest and greatest in electronics.
Keep in mind that some of the stores like Best Buy will actually start the deals a day earlier, so you might want to get ready and break that piggy bank in advance. For all else, may the force be with you and please be gentle with the people around you on that shopping spree!
Best Black Friday deals: phones
3. Verizon, AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 - $39.99 on contract (Target)
4. Verizon Wireless HTC One - $29.99 on contract (Best Buy)
6. GoPhone Lumia 520 - $69.99 off contract (RadioShack)
7. Sprint LG G2 - $49 on contract (Best Buy)
8. Verizon, AT&T, Sprint Motorola Moto X - $49 on contract (Wal-Mart)
9. AT&T Samsung Galaxy Mega - $0.96 on contract (Sam’s Club)
Best Black Friday deals: tablets
4. Apple iPad mini (no Retina) - $299.99 + $100 gift card (Best Buy)
5. Amazon Kindle Fire 8.9 16GB - $169 (OfficeMax)
6. Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 - $299 (Wal-Mart)
7. Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8 - $249.99 (KMart)
8. Acer Iconia 8” - $99.99 (Staples)
10. Dell Venue 8 Android - $129.99 (Dell)
Best Black Friday deals: accessories
1. sum182 (Posts: 229; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
Wonder how many people are going to get trampled this year....
3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8614; Member since: 14 May 2012)
I work a 10 or 12 shift Thanksgiving night, so I'd expect chaos for 24 hours.
4. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)
It's sad how mindless and spoiled people in the USA have become to have such little compassion for their fellow citizens that they trample them to death over possessions. Or that stores are now starting to open on Thanksgiving, a holiday that should be one of the important to our country as a whole. Pretty soon there will be people working on Christmas. SMH
Not to mention the amount of fights that break out over it. It's absolutely mind blowing that people have forgotten the reason for the season, and very very sad at the same time.
5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8614; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Whenever I'm not working, I'm always spending time with my family. Honestly, I rather work Black Friday and get paid overtime. That's just me.
7. tigermcm (Posts: 729; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)
I rather work and get paid 3xs on thanksgiving and see my family after then see them all day and get paid once
8. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)
That's cool, I'd rather spend time with my family and or my family members spend time with me. Money can be replaced, time with your loved ones cannot be.
24. Shatter (Posts: 2030; Member since: 29 May 2013)
He's said he would rather work earlier and get paid 3x as much than working later. If you were anti family you would go work for 3x the pay then go buy a bucket of KFC.
39. tigermcm (Posts: 729; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)
I work overnight and get off at 9am so while I sleep the food is being cooked. I wake up to just making 3 days worth of money in one day food and fam. I work every holiday and if it happens to be on one of my off days I will find a way to work. I see my family everyday when I get home so it really has no affect
11. Pancholo (Posts: 377; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Here in Puerto Rico some people work on Xmas, but it's mainly fast-food restaurants. At least they open a bit later than usual (around 11ish) after people have spent the morning with their family. Still sucks, though.
I must confess that sometimes I am grateful that I can put my face in a double cheeseburger from McD's at 9p.m. during a big holiday like that.
18. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8614; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Last time I was in PR was in 07' visiting family. I wanted to go for Christmas, but the tickets were over $400 like always.
26. johnbftl (Posts: 202; Member since: 09 Jun 2012)
Not everyone is Christian there buddy. Christmas isn't a national holiday, it's a religious holiday. As a Jew, I take offense to you assuming it is such a big deal that people would care to work on December 25th. You don't see me crying that all businesses should be shut down in accordance to my religious laws during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Go back and really remember things that are important to our country like "congress shall make no law respecting and establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."
31. Pancholo (Posts: 377; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
And that is why the "Xmas" term came to existance.
40. marbovo (Posts: 655; Member since: 16 May 2013)
And who said that Christmas is about any religion these days?? it is just about santa and buying, nothing else... lol
48. oNEWorld (Posts: 140; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)
celebrating the mass genocide of native Americans lol
2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8614; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Just letting everyone know before the ad gets published, Sears is going to throw some pretty nice deals come Black Friday. You didn't hear it from me.
6. LindaC (Posts: 10; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)
unless they have very good deals on affordable care, nothing else is worth the time in line
9. mattz442 (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
I think there is an error, you have the Acer Iconia 8" as $99, you have the windows 8 version pictured, but I believe it is the android version at that price.
12. Pancholo (Posts: 377; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
I believe it's correct since it already got a big price cut a few months ago. Probably trying to finally get rid of stock.
30. mattz442 (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
If you actually took the time to verify your theory before guessing you would see that I am right. This post is wrong, its $100 for the android version. Nice try pancho
33. Pancholo (Posts: 377; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Well, apologies there, Mr. Internet Tough Guy. Good call then.
36. mattz442 (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
Hey man, its all right. They didn't even fix it so apparently no one cares.
13. Pancholo (Posts: 377; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Apple logic. They give you yesterday's "high-end" for an all-time "amazing" price. I'm not hating; just answering his question.
I believe it's just to further spoil children at an "affordable" price while still maintaining the logo on the back (you know, because kids these days can now differ between a Leapfrog tab and an iPad).
14. sum182 (Posts: 229; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
Heres apples phone number, call and ask them =P 1-800-275-2273
20. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1242; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
I agree. They should have went with the iPad 4 costing $400 and ditch the iPad 2. My only explanation is that they still have to support the iPad mini but $400 is too much. Hell, even $300 is too much for a tablet coming up on 3 years.
47. cezarepc (Posts: 575; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)
fanboy detected... lol joke (just referring to your name man)
anyway yeah, I would love to have an iPad but I'm not willing to get one at the price Apple is selling them. Even their "sale" prices are too high for me.
16. downphoenix (Posts: 2357; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
I normally work on Thursdays any my work is pretty inflexible. However, I am going to be off Thanksgiving in exchange for coming in to work from 11pm to midnight in support of the black friday launches. Yes, just 1 hour. They are pretty serious about black friday support.
17. alpinejason (Posts: 262; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)
bunch of crap deals so far.however the iphone 5c at wal mart is actually pretty good
19. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1242; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
The worst deal has to be the iPad 2 from bestbuy. I would not buy it even for $200. Just get the iPad mini with gift card. And were is the Target iPad Air deal for $479 plus $100 gift card. That beats bestbuy's price of $449.
And if you live near a Microcenter they currently have the iPad Air for $459 and the Nexus 7 2013 for $200 (16gig) and $229 (32gig) without waiting in any lines. I had Staples price match a Nexus last night.
Don't make the mistake of getting a 16gig tablet if you play games. You need 32gig minimum and non of these black Friday deals comes close to a $229 Nexus 7 2013.
21. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8614; Member since: 14 May 2012)
$100 card (Target is the best store tbh) and the $199 N72013 is pretty damn amazing. Good lookout kiddo.
22. chrislars (Posts: 77; Member since: 11 Apr 2013)
I will be working at MetroPCS on black Friday and we will be selling the Galaxy Mega for $150 no contract with new activation.
23. wilsong17 (Posts: 968; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)
looking for the galaxy note 3 special on tmobile
25. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8614; Member since: 14 May 2012)
$0 down on all Galaxy models I believe.
29. jian9007 (Posts: 20; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)
That's what I'm hoping for. $0 down on the Note 3. The leaked internal doc on Tmonews showed Samsung holiday sales starting on November 20th too. Hope that's the case so I can order one the week before Black Friday.
27. irellemot (Posts: 39; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)
You guys should check out microcenter.com or in store, they have the iPad 4 for 399, iPad air 459, and this is probably an error-but they have the new iPad mini listed for $279
28. GeekMovement (Posts: 1505; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
That Lumia 520 for $70 off contract is kind of making me sad lol.
32. Pancholo (Posts: 377; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
It's amazing, though! If only the Microsoft Store here would sell it fully unlocked and not AT&T's or T-Mobile's. :(
37. GeekMovement (Posts: 1505; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
I just wish it came to Sprint lol. Such an amazing deal.
35. elitewolverine (Posts: 1722; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
nah, this is exactly how droid got started booming sales. I get so many 'low end' droid calls vs s4/note3 calls as tech support.
34. Stewie.griffin (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Nov 2013)
Impressive enough, Target already has a lot of the pricing on contract phones that you will see on Black Friday.
41. Landmarkcm (Posts: 446; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)
To bad nothing for Tmobile . I wish the big box stores would be able to carry them again besides just the prepaid ones. Tmobile is so much better then Sprint.
42. galanoth (Posts: 325; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)
The free on-contract Galaxy S4 at Best Buy is for AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon.
43. GeekMovement (Posts: 1505; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
For Costco members online, they have the LG G2 for $29.99/2year free shipping, accessories, and activation both black & white for at&t and sprint.
45. riachu81 (Posts: 6; Member since: 30 Nov 2012)
Gosh, I'm SOOOO bored of seeing promotions or discounts or deals that are only occurring in the US.
I'm an english man located in the Netherlands.
I don't want to be subjected to these deals that don't apply to Europeans.
46. rembo65 (Posts: 34; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)
Wal-Mart for iPhone 5S - $189.99, but you get a $75 gift card
49. mido_keshta (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
any news about samsung ATIV tab3 ???????