These days, Black Friday starts on Thursday (aka Thanksgiving). Plenty of retailers have been pushing their wares since last week. It’s a lot to sort through, and there’s no shortage of competing gadgets and devices.
Our goal then is help you zero in on just the best deals, not all the deals. We’ll be highlighting a few key deals from different retailers in all price points, featuring only the deals we think are best either because of the product or quality. Different categories we’ll be talking about are home theater, laptops and ultrabooks, gaming, tablets, and more.
Black Friday Tips:
– The best deals are usually on the big-ticket items (think over $500). If you’re thinking about buying a big-ticket item, Black Friday is a good time.
– The goal of major retailers is to keep you in the store! They want you to do more of your shopping in their store to increase market share. Be aware, and don’t get distracted or overwhelmed. Plan ahead and know the store layout!
– Bring someone with you to split up and conquer tasks!
– Popular items, especially Black Friday Doorbusters, will sell out, and aren’t available via raincheck. If there’s a deal you have to have, make sure you get it early!
– Check online: some deals can be had online without the in-person hassle. But many deals are only in stores or only online, so make sure you double check!
– Wear comfy shoes, bring snacks, water and stay patient, don’t let it get to you too much! There’s always CyberMonday!
Deal Guides & Shopping Guides:
Tablets – We look at all the best deals on tablet computers include iPads and the Kindle Fire.
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The Best Deals at Staples
Deals and discounts available all week from Staples, including laptops, printers, Windows 8, and more.
Black Friday Bargains: TVs and Home Theater
Our roundup of the best Black Friday deals on home theater products, with TVS for every price range.
Deal Guide: Laptops & Ultrabooks Worth Buying
We pick from all the Black Friday deals to deliver our favorite laptop & ultrabook buys
Deal Guide: Gaming Consoles
Should you buy a gaming console this year? What if your kids really want one? Our deal guide & some advice.