Here some guide for your Black Friday 2018 shopping:
Black Friday tech deals:
If you’re trying to load up on Amazon’s own gear (things like the Fire TV stick, or the Echo), Black Friday is one of the best days to do it. Plus, since it’s all online, no waiting outside in the cold for you!
If you’re buying something else on Amazon on Black Friday because it seems like a good deal, punch it into CamelCamelCamel to check the price history first:
- Fire TV Stick: $25, usually $40.
- Fire TV Stick 4K: $35, usually $50.
- Fire TV Cube: $60, usually $120.
- Echo Sub with 2 Echo Plus: This one’s a combo pack, but it’s $330 for something that would normally cost $430 separately. Our own Matt Burns checked out the Echo Sub and liked it.
- Two-pack of Echo Spots: $160 for the pair. It’s normally $260 for two. This one is kinda weird, in that you have to add two to your cart and get to the final step before you’ll see the discount — but as of 11/19, it’s working.
Amazon’s audiobook service, Audible, is usually $15 per month. This week they’re selling three-month plans for $7 per month. That gets you one audiobook per month (plus two Audible Originals)… so, in a roundabout way, you’re getting three audiobooks for roughly $21.
If you’ve put off buying a Pixel 3 or updating your Chromecast in hopes that there’d be some sort of deal, you’re in luck. Google says the sale won’t start until 11/22, but they’re pretty solid:
- Buy one Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL, you can get a second one 50 percent off.
- Just need one? The Pixel 3 will be $150 off its normal price ($649 instead of $799), while the Pixel 3 XL will be $200 off ($699 instead of $899).
- Google Home Hub, Google’s first Home device with a big ol’ screen on it, is being dropped from $149 to $99.
Living that Android life, but don’t want a Pixel? Samsung has cut a few hundred bucks off both of its current flagship Android smartphones. The Galaxy S9 (64GB, unlocked) is currently $520 — down from $720. The bigger, beefier S9+ (64GB, unlocked) is down to $639, usually $839. The same $200 discount applies to all capacities, so you can bump it up to 128GB or 256GB if you need the space.
Walmart, Target, Costco and Jet will all be selling the 2018 iPad (32 GB) for $250 — down from the usual price of $320. Best Buy, meanwhile, will sell the 2018 iPad (128 GB) for $329 — down from $429.
Target and a few other stores, meanwhile, are dropping the Apple Watch Series 3 down from $279 to $199…. but be aware that this is a generation behind, as Apple has already moved on to Series 4.
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Save $80 on the latest Apple iPad at Walmart
Sometimes, Black Friday deals are on older products that retailers are trying to push out of their inventory. These products are still very good, but not necessarily the latest and greatest.
This isn’t one of those deals.
Walmart has the newest model of the Apple iPad on sale for just $249, or $80 off its retail price, making this one of the best Black Friday deals we’ve seen so far.
Retailing for $329, the Apple iPad (2018) features the company’s powerful A10 Fusion chip for easy multitasking and zippy performance every time you pick it up. The iPad comes with iOS 12 with augmented reality features and speedy performance with 2GB of memory and 32GB of storage. (More details)
Favorite men’s gifts from Walmart’s Black Friday
These slip-on suede classics are made with comfort in mind: Lined with Berber, they have elastic side panels to ensure easy on-off access. And check out the price!
Shop it: $20 (was $45)
This kit earns five-star reviews across the board for its superior quality and ease of use — exercises are laser-printed on the stability ball and mat. It includes two types of resistance bands and a pump. P.S. The price is unbelievable.
Shop it: $19 (was $68)
Winter weather won’t keep him from his barbecue duties with this indoor grill-griddle combo. Two cooking areas with individual temperature controls guarantee a mean steak and eggs.
Shop it: $32 (was $60)
Cool, rugged and water-resistant, with an LED backlight and multiple alarms, it’s the perfect combo of old-school and of-the-moment.
Shop it: $40 (was $70)
Just what his man cave needs: a self-healing sisal board with six steel-tip darts and a staple-free bullseye to minimize annoying bounce-outs.
Shop it: $64 (was $90)
PC gaming deals on Black Friday 2018
You can find out the best deals for desktops, laptops, graphic cards, storage, components, and peripherals from here
Sources: Tech Crunch, Yahoo, The Verge, Mashable