How to Win: Black Friday Tech Deals 2016

Black Friday in Your Area

Black Friday — one the of most celebrated American “holidays” every year — is sure to be just as big in 2016 as it has been since the 1930s. This date is considered the official start of the Christmas shopping season and retailers often roll out their top deals to compete for shoppers’ money.  It is the day after Thanksgiving and some stores have even expanded their deals to begin on the evening of Thanksgiving.The big shopping day has changed over the years.  Reports of assault against other shoppers to get particular merchandise are no longer a surprise in the news.  Due to this, more shoppers have opted for online shopping over fighting the hordes of early risers in recent years. Regardless of which method you decide to take, there are certain Black Friday tech deals  that you may not want to miss out on this year.

Best Buy – Black Friday Tech Deals

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  • Amazon Echo Dot: $39.99
    • This piece of equipment works as an extension of the popular “smart house” device called the Amazon Echo.  The “Dot” is usually $49.99 on Amazon.com, but can be had at a discount on Black Friday.
  • Sony Playstation 4 Uncharted 4 Bundle: $249.99
    • The popular video game console normally sells for around $300 by itself.  This deal gets you the console plus three games for $50 less than the console price.  The total bundle would normally run you around $400, so the savings are substantial.

Target – Black Friday Tech Deals

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Source: Flickr
  • Xbox One S 500 GB Bundle: $249.99
    • If you prefer Microsoft’s console to Sony’s, we would opt for the Target deal over Best Buy.  At Best Buy, your only option on the bundle is a Minecraft game bundle.  At Target, you can choose Battlefield 1 or Minecraft.  In addition, you get a $40 Target gift card with the purchase.  Game flexibility and the extra gift card to pick up other items gets my vote here
  • Beats Solo2 Wireless Headphones: $119.99
    • This line of headphones has been a hot commodity for quite a while now.  This deal applies to the wireless version that regularly retails for $299.99.  Great deal to put yourself in the “in crowd”.

Walmart – Black Friday Tech Deals

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  • 32GB iPad Mini 2: $199
    • Deals on Apple products are hard to come by, which makes this deal even more appealing.  While this tablet is not the top offering from Apple products, you are saving about $70 from regular price.  This could be a good buy for anyone looking to get an entry-level tablet.
  • Phillips 55-inch class 4k television: $298
    • When it comes to television deals, Black Friday has an abundance for buyers to choose from.  Any store that sells TVs will have a number of deals that day, so finding the right one is the most important part.  Price varies with the specifications, but this deal stuck out to us in terms of size, capabilities and savings.  It looks to be a solid TV in terms of quality and brand name and is normally priced at $498 at Walmart.  Yes, please.

No matter which route you choose to go on Black Friday, please be sure to be safe and have fun bringing in the deals!