Best Black Friday deals on smartphones, tablets and other electronics

Best Black Friday deals on smartphones, tablets and other electronics
Thanksgiving, the day when we traditionally gather together to give thanks for the past harvest and savour over a turkey dinner, is right around the corner, but some of you may be eager not just to taste the furry bird, but also for Black Friday deals. The shopping craziness of Black Friday kicks off on November 29th and some stores will open as early as the preceding evening in what will without a doubt be the busiest shopping day of the year.

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!

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49 Comments

1. sum182

Posts: 229; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Wonder how many people are going to get trampled this year....

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I work a 10 or 12 shift Thanksgiving night, so I'd expect chaos for 24 hours.

4. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 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: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 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: Nov 09, 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: 2036; Member since: May 29, 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.

38. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

LoL what?

39. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 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: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 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: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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: 283; Member since: Jun 09, 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: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

And that is why the "Xmas" term came to existance.

40. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 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: Aug 01, 2013

celebrating the mass genocide of native Americans lol

15. apexKBC

Posts: 92; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

+1 G2

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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: Oct 31, 2013

unless they have very good deals on affordable care, nothing else is worth the time in line

9. mattz442

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 15, 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: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 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: Nov 15, 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: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Well, apologies there, Mr. Internet Tough Guy. Good call then.

36. mattz442

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Hey man, its all right. They didn't even fix it so apparently no one cares.

10. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Why are they still selling the iPad 2?

13. Pancholo

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 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: Nov 19, 2011

Heres apples phone number, call and ask them =P 1-800-275-2273

20. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 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: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 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: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 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: Sep 06, 2011

bunch of crap deals so far.however the iphone 5c at wal mart is actually pretty good

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