It’s almost black friday and while our bellies may be full, many of us are hungry for black friday deals. If you’re looking for smoking deals on the coolest devices to give your loved ones and clients, or to grab that last minute tax deduction and beef up your business, here are a few black friday steals and deals to get you started:
(1) The Apple of Your Eye
If you’re looking for sweet and sexy apple products (which rarely, if ever go one sale), don’t miss Apple’s one day only in store sale. Unfortunately, Apple won’t tell us in advance what’s up so you have to go and see. In the past, apple has offered modest discounts on products and accessories, but don’t expect any steals. Rumor has it Macbook Pro, Macbook Air and iMac will see a $101 reduction off retail price and the iPad 2 will be discounted $41-$61. The best deals often appear on accessories so if you are looking for that wireless keyboard for your iPad, a wireless trackpad or a shiny new smart cover, you could be in luck come black friday.
According to CIO.com, you can also find great deals on the ipod touch this season. An 8GB Apple iPod touch 4th Generation is $195 at both Radio Shack (+ a $50 gift card) and at Target (+ a $40 gift card).
(2) Tablets Are On Fire
Tablets are the talk of the town and black friday is sure to be a hot day to pick one up. Although it’s unlikely you’ll find an iPad blockbuster steal, there are deals to be had. According to theStreet.com, “Most retailers will sell the Fire and Nook at regular prices ($199 on Amazon.com) , but RadioShack is advertising the Nook with a $20 gift card and Staples is offering it with a $25 gift card.” Best Buy and Staples also have tablets on their Friday deal list as well.
(3) A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words
Whether you are capturing your loved ones or snapping pics of your latest listing, cool deals on cameras are easy to find this Friday. Both RadioShack and Office Max are offering deals on Canon Powershot cameras.
- Canon PowerShot Elph 100HS 12.1 Megapixel 4x Optical Zoom Digital Camera w/1080p HD Video $129.99
- Canon PowerShot A2200 14.1 Megapixel 4x Optical Zoom Digital Camera w/720p HD Video $89.99
You can also find two Nikon Coolpix models for under $120 at Office Max, the S3100 for $99.99 and the S6100 for $119.99
If you are in the market for an SLR, Office Max has the Canon Eos Rebel T3 IS II 12.2 Megapixel D-SLR Digital Camera w/720p HD Video And Case for $479.99.
(4) Lap up Savings On New Laptops
If you or your loved ones are in the market for a new laptop, Dell.com has some great deals for you on Black Friday. Rumor has it you can find a Dell Inspiron 15″ laptop w/ Intel Core i3, 4GB memory, 500 GB hard drive for $399.99 plus free shipping or $449.99 after limited quantity.
And of course, if you are an apple fan like we are, the rumored $101 discount off a Macbook Air makes it well worth a trip to the Apple store.
(5) Monitor That!
Looking to add another monitor to your tech arsenal? With these monitor deals, you may think you are seeing double.
Staples has an Acer 23″ Widescreen 1080p LCD Monitor $99.99, normally $189.00 or grab a HP 23 HD LED Widescreen Monitor at Best Buy for $119.99. Monitor that!
(6) Find Your Way- GPS Deals
A powerful GPS is an essential tool for any busy real estate pro who needs to find their way. Once again, Best Buy will be your friend with a Garmin nuvi 40LM GPS for $89.99 (normally $149.99) or head over to Target for a Tom Tom VIA 1505M GPS for just $89.00 (normally $189.99). Amazon has the TomTom XXL 540S 5-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS for $89.99.
(7) Budget Friendly Gadgets Under $10
Fortunately, not all Black Friday “deals” are budget busters. If you are looking for some great budget friendly gadgets to giveaway or to stuff a few stockings, here are a few you can’t miss:
- 8GB Attache USB 2.0 Flash Drive, $8.99, Sears.
- Kingston 8GB DataTraveler USB Flash Drive, Office Max.
- Logitech M225 Wireless Optical Mouse for $8 at Staples
- Kooky flash drives are fun & flashy, $5, Office Max.
- Targus Styles for Tablets, Office Max, Office Max.
- Brother Thermal Fax 575, $9.99 (regularly $54.99), , Office Max. Yes, a fax machine. Not that you need one, but we did want to see if you’re paying attention.
Black Friday deals are often limited and go quickly. Check with retailer websites to for the most current availability.
Looking for more deals? Check out Gizmodo’s Ultimate Black Friday Cheat Sheet.