Do you love deals? Do you love shopping? Do you love Friday? Do you love the color black? If you answered yes to any or all of those questions — even if it's just the one about a color — then we've got a treat for you. That's right, it's The Verge annual Black Friday superguide to knock-down, drag-out deals! It's that time of the year when people literally trample each other to death to get the lowest prices on consumer goods, and we want to be sure that you're well equipped for the nerve-shattering hell-ride that is Black Friday 2011.
We've compiled the best deals and the best retailers to find them at in the StoryStream below (and we'll add more as we find them). So grab some popcorn, order a double espresso, and let yourself be taken on a ride through psychotic consumerism at its finest!
P.S. Be kind to each other out there. You don't have to kill to get a good deal... but it helps.
Braved the shopping madness this morning and still left wanting on the software front? We've got you covered with an assortment of digital download deals, no matter what your platform of choice. Warm up that Wi-Fi connection and read on!
PC / MAC
We've already given you sixteen pages of Black Friday deals, but you've still come back for more. Good! We've been sifting the web all day, and we found a few extra diamonds in the rough.
- 50% off most Lenovo ThinkPad laptops with coupon code BLACKFRIDAY
- Nook Color tablet (refurbished) - $139.00
- Nook Simple Touch e-reader (refurbished) - $69.00
- Canon PowerShot SX230HS (Red) or (Blue) - $199.99
Dell might be best known for its wide range of PC hardware, but it's also a purveyor of other consumer electronics, and the company has its own little Black Friday sale with some juicy deals. Check out some of the most attractive Dell deals below.
Newegg has been running a "Black November" promotion all month, but with Black Friday the online retailer has added even more deals. Newegg is hitting some agressive price points with a large swath of computer components, but it looks like many of the best deals have sold out within minutes of going live in typical "door buster" Black Friday style. Still, you can wade through to find plenty of deals at www.newegg.com/BlackFriday, and check out some of the best below.
The deals just keep coming, so you're going to have to ask yourself, "Is saving hundreds of dollars worth fighting a tryptophan hangover on the early hours of Friday?" In the spirit of the season, Microsoft just announced its Black Friday deals at its 15 retail stores, and you can finally pick up a Kinect for under $100, save some money on an Xbox bundle, and make the jump to Windows Phone for free (with a two year service agreement). Microsoft's got some decent deals across the board, so...
Black Friday promotions and sales keep rolling in, and now we've got Sony's, which is launching early -- as in right now. Most of the early deals are in home theatre and television, two big categories for holiday shopping. We've sifted through the massive list on Sony's blog to bring you some highlights.
Update: $50 to $100 off all VAIOs including a few special offers listed below.
While Verizon's Black Friday sale can't exactly compete with Amazon giving away every phone it offers, there's still a few good deals available from Big Red. It's also worth noting that Verizon's double-data plans are still available too, and might be the best deal it offers this holiday season. Verizon's also promising more deals throughout the weekend and throughout the holiday season on its holiday deal page — we'll keep an eye on it and update with any noteworthy sales. Note that these...
The best thing about Microsoft's Xbox Live Black Friday sales is that there's no need to leave your house at an ungodly hour to fight the mindless rabble for deals. There's a variety of content available, though the selection of games is not exactly the freshest. You can find all the deals right here, and some of our picks for the best content below. These sales should last all week, unless otherwise noted.
Xbox Live Memberships
12-month Xbox Live Gold Membership — $39.99
XBox Live Arcade...
Batten down the hatches, lock your doors, and throw on some oil-resistant gloves, Staples is diving into Black Friday with the same enthusiasm we'll be deep frying our turkey into a crispy, moist golden brown in the driveway. Yeah, you might be reconsidering whether to ever eat again after picking at lukewarm leftovers while you wait for Staples to open its doors at 6 AM, but nobody ever said Black Friday was going to be easy. Still no official word on online deals, but we'll update the post...
Toys R Us has announced a Black Friday slate of discounts and deals for kids of all ages, with most stores actually opening Thanksgiving night to get the ball rolling early. If you're not able to rouse yourself from your post-feast slumber, fret not, as most deals will also be available online. Read on to see what you'll find!
Samsung DualView 14.2 MP Digital Camera — $99.99
Canon PowerShot A2200 14.1MP Digital Camera — $89.99
AT&T LG Thrive GoPhone — $104.99(sold...
Why should the agoraphobics be left out of the Black Friday fun? Of course, if you never leave the house you'll be denied that all-so-American pre-holiday ritual of cracking ribs and snapping femurs at your area Walmart, but we suppose you could somewhat re-create the excitement by chasing your cats around the apartment. As for the holiday sales, Amazon promises that they will be constantly adding new ones: check here for the most up-to-date. In the meantime, there are a few promising things...
Black Friday is nearly upon us again, and we're here to help you plan your shopping strategy with the best tech deals Sam's Club has to offer. Check out the deals below, and stay safe on Friday.
Cameras / Office
Olympus SP-610UZ bundle with 4GB SD card and camera case — $149.88
HP Photosmart All-in-One wireless Printer — $39.98
It's not exactly official yet but 9to5Mac has what appears to be legitimately leaked collateral detailing Apple's Black Friday plans for 2011. Each year Black Friday rolls around and Apple announces its sale without any prices. It then starts rolling out the deals globally, starting with New Zealand, before finally making its way to the place where this ritual of bombastic consumerism began: the US. Consider this your shortcut through all the noise.
As usual, the sale reflects cuts in the...
Walmart's so ready for Black Friday that it can't even wait until Friday — many of the store's deals actually begin at 10pm on Thursday night. If you're the type to camp out for first dibs on the best deals, well, what are you waiting for? We've scoured Walmart's deals to find the best of what the retailer will be offering this year, and here are some of our favorites.
- Sony Blu-ray player with Hulu, Netflix, and more — $79
- Plenty of Blu-ray movies - $5-$10 (In-store)
It's almost that time of the year again, and Target's Black Friday ad is ready for viewing. We've skimmed through the flyer for the best deals, so take a look below. We've also included some of their pre-Black Friday discounts.
- Beats By Dr. Dre Solo Headphones with $50 Target Gift Card (Black) - $179.99 (in-store only)
- Beats By Dr. Dre Solo Headphones with $50 Target Gift Card (White) - $179.99 (in-store only)
Hold onto your seats, people: Best Buy's Black Friday deal flyer is loose, and your checking account may soon be obliterated. We've sorted through the noise to pick out the best stuff, so take a look!
- Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR with 18-55mm IS Lens — $756.99
- Canon PowerShot SX230HS 12MP camera — $199.99
US Cellular is getting in on the Black Friday deals this year, with sale prices on several HTC, Motorola, Samsung and LG devices. If any of that sounds like something you're interested in, here are the details, which took effect November 21st and run through the holidays, while supplies last.
New prices are for new customers switching to US Cellular, and include:
Barnes & Noble has just announced that its new Nook Simple Touch reader will be $79 on Black Friday. This is $20 less than its regular selling price of $99, though the deal will last just one day, it seems. The company says that supplies are limited, so you'll want to head over to your local store bright and early Friday morning to grab one.
If you haven't decided which e-reader to buy yet, check out our full review of the Simple Touch reader right here.
There's also refurbished Nook Color...