The Gizmodo Ultimate Black Friday Deal Guide

Here's the problem with Black Friday. Other than the one of two clearly awesome deals per store, it's tough to know if standing your butt in the cold all night will actually save you more money than doing some online comparison shopping from the comfort of your own, very warm home. But the truth is, Black Friday does have incredible deals and it can save you hundreds of dollars on big-ticket electronics—if you play your cards right.

So we have sorted through the deals for you, listed the real savings (based upon comparative online searches, none of this retail priced crap) and categorized the best stuff for you to consider. Hit the jump for the Ultimate Black Friday Deal Guide—we wasted several hours so you wouldn't have to.


Big HDTVs (42" and up)

Best Buy

HP 42" LCD (1080p)

Price: $996.99

Savings: $500



Panasonic 42" Plasma (720p)


Price: $899.99

Savings: $200

Circuit City

Sharp 42" AQUOS LCD (720p)

Price: $799.99

Savings: $450

Note: Sam's Club has a similar deal for about $400 off.

Sharp Aquos 46" LCD (1080p)

Price: $1299.99

Savings: $500



Zenith 50" Plasma (720p)


Price: $999.99

Savings: $400

Wal-Mart

Polaroid 42" LCD (1080p)

Price: $798

Savings: $300

Medium HDTVs

Best Buy

Philips 32" LCD

Price: $599

Savings: $160

Circuit City

Sharp 32" LCD

Price: $599.99

Savings: $170

Sony 32" Bravia M-Series

Price: $699.99

Savings: $100

Wal-mart

Polaroid 32" LCD (720p)

Price: $448

Savings: $222

GPS Systems

Best Buy

TomTom One LE GPS Navigation System

Price: $119.99

Savings: $130 (though it's a BB exclusive model)

Note: Staples has similar deal on normal ONE.

Garmin Nuvi 200 GPS Navigation System

Price: $169.99

Savings: $70-$90

Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Navigation System

Price: $399.99

Savings: $100

Circuit City

Garmin c340 Portable GPS Navigation System

Price: $199.99

Savings: $70

Magellan RoadMate 1200 GPS Navigation

Price: $124.99

Savings: $85

Radioshack

Magellan Maestro 3100 GPS Navigation System

Price: $129.99

Savings: $85

Wal-mart

Garmin Street Pilot c330 GPS

Price: $128.88

Savings: $70

Laptops

Best Buy

Toshiba 1.73ghz Celeron Laptop & Canon 3-in-1 Printer Package

Price: $229

Savings: Can't find specific model, though we know it has a Celeron processor. They claim 20/store.

Sony 15.4" Laptop w/1GB RAM, 120GB HD, DVD Burner

Price: $399.99

Savings: ??

Circuit City

Compaq Dual-Core, 1GB RAM, 80GB HD

Price: $299

Savings: $300 (includes mir)

OfficeDepot

Toshiba 15.4" Notebook, AMD w/2GB RAM, 160GB HD

Price: $499.99

Savings: $250

Lenovo 14.1" Notebook Computer w/Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 160GB HD

Price: $599.99

Savings: $200

Wal-mart

Dell 15.4" Laptop w/1.6 GHz AMD Turion, 2GB RAM, DVD Burner

Price: $598.00

Savings: $150

Circuit City

Swiss Gear Rival 15.4" Laptop Backpack

Price: $12.99

Savings: $37

CompUSA

Logitech QuickCam for Notebooks

Price: $9.99

Savings: $40

PCs

Wal-mart

Dell Inspiron, Athlon 64 X2, 2GB RAM, 320GB HD, 19" Widescreen


Price: $598

Savings: $100

CompUSA

Acer Intel Quad-Core Desktop, 24" LCD Monitor + 512MB ATI Gfx

Price: $999

Savings: Dunno, seemed interesting.



Cooler Master 690 ATX Gaming Case


Price: $34.99

Savings: $45



Cooler Master eXtreme Power 500-Watt ATX Power Supply


Price: $16.99

Savings: $63

Cameras and Camcorders

Best Buy

Kodak EasyShare 7.1-Megapixel Digital Camera

Price: $189.99

Savings: $70

Circuit City

Hitachi Hybrid MiniDVD/Hard Disk Camcorder

Price: $299.99

Savings: $60

Sony Cyber-shot 7.2-Megapixel Digital Camera

Price: $99.99

Savings: $45 (Same deal at Staples and Best Buy)

CompUSA

Canon PowerShot A460 w/photo printer

Price: $150

Savings: $80

Wal-mart

Panasonic PalmCorder DVD Camcorder

Price: $198

Savings: $150

Home Theater Equipment

Best Buy

Klipsch Synergy III 8" 2-Way Dual-Woofer Floorstanding Speaker

Price: $222.99

Savings: $160

Circuit City

Sony Platinum Dream Home Theater System

Price: $329.99

Savings: $170



Samsung 5.1 Channel 800W Complete Home Theater


Price: $150

Savings: $50

Optoma 1080i DLP Projector w/DVD

Price: $549.99

Savings: $330

Wal-mart

PlayStation 3 80GB w/15 Blu-ray movies

Price: $499

Savings: $200 or so (note, this is technically a Black Saturday Deal)

Miscellaneous Goodies

Best Buy

BoomChair Wi-FX Wireless Gaming Chair

Price: $79.99

Savings: $50 (BB exclusive product)

Dynex 100-Pack 16x DVD-R Disc Spindle

Price: $6.99

Savings: $25

Circuit City

SanDisk 2GB SD Secure Digital Memory Card

Price: $6.99

Savings: $25

SanDisk 4GB High Capacity SD Memory Card

Price: $27.99

Savings: $22

CompUSA

SanDisk 2GB Ultra II Secure Digital Card

Price: $17.99

Savings: $35

OfficeDepot

Logitech Elite Keyboard

Price: $9.99

Savings: $15

Black Friday Protips:

1. Avoid digital cameras in general. You can do better online.

2. You almost can't go wrong with the widespread deals on GPS.

3. We listed those Polaroid TVs from Wal-mart but you read this site and should know better.

4. Best Buy's doorbuster 40" Samsung 1080p TV isn't listed above since we found it here. UPDATE: IRS troubles with those folks. Thanks tipster. Similar deal at Sears, we believe.

5. Where's Apple? Here's Apple. No word on their deals yet.

Thanks for all the source research from [blackfriday.info]

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