Black Friday sure doesn't mean what it used to—what with major retailers like Amazon running a "Countdown to Black Friday Week" all month and Newegg doing a promotion it calls Black November. However, deal hunters know that there's still one day every year when there's a chance you score an absolute steal. This year, Black Friday falls on November 23.
Now's a good time to remind you guys that Gizmodo and Dealzmodo produce epic Black Friday and Cyber Monday guides that are the only resource you need to score great gifts for loved ones (or yourself) at significant discounts. Take a look at last year's amazingly complete cheat sheet. Yep, we're doing it again.
Putting together the ultimate cheat sheet isn't an easy process; it requires a ton of work. For instance, we've been keeping track of the circular leaks that inevitably come in the month before the "doorbusting" sales. Like the preview that Best Buy released today. Here are some Black Friday highlights that we've seen so far:
• A freakin' 40" 1080p Toshiba HDTV for $180 at Best Buy.
• Asus Transformer Pad (TF300) for $280 at Best Buy.
• Galaxy S3 for $1 with contract at Sam's Club.
• A 250GB Playstation 3 for $220 (includes two games) at Radio Shack.
• The Nook Simple Touch—a great simple eReader—for $40 at Sears.
And, as mentioned earlier, we're seeing pretty great deals from online outlets all month long, so keep checking up on Dealzmodo—especially on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Today, this mechanical keyboard, a Roku 2 XD, and a preorder for Hitman: Absolution are all steals.
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• Roku 2 XD Streaming Player 1080p ($55) | 1SaleADay via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $80
• Hitman: Absolution ($33.75) | Green Man Gaming via Dealzon | Originally $50 | Use coupon code GMG25-UAAHK-6AI9S
• Razer BlackWidow Mechanical USB Keyboard ($53) | Newegg via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $130 | Use coupon code EMCJJND56
Samsung Galaxy S3-Compatible Vehicle Mount ($5) | AT&T Wireless via TechDealDigger | Originally $35 | Free shipping too
• Comical Phone Plugin for Smartphones ($7) | Target via Logicbuy | Originally $10
• 32GB Class 10 SDHC Card ($23) | Newegg via Storageaholic | Originally $29 | Use coupon code EMCJJND72
• A Mouse That Looks Like A Lambo Murcielago ($45) | Sharper Image via Logicbuy | Originally $50 | The mouse that 2 Chainz would use, use code ELECT10
• Logitech Touch Mouse T620 ($50) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $70
• 500GB Seagate FreeAgent USB 3.0 Portable HD ($76.49) | Dell via Logicbuy | Originally $85
• 2TB WD My Passport USB 3.0 HD ($162) | Dell via Logicbuy | Originally $180
• 24" Rake ($4) | Sears via Dealzon | Originally $7 | Shipping makes it prohibitive unless you order $50+
• Core Bamboo Cutting Board 3-Pack ($16) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $40
• Knex Mario Kart Bowser's Castle ($33) | Amazon via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $60
• Alps Mountaineering Cot ($56) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $120
• Seiko Sports Watch with Seiko 5 Movement ($97) | Ashford via Logicbuy | Originally $325
• Verilux HappyLite ($100) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $190 | Clip coupon on page
• Street Fighter X Tekken for Xbox or PS3 ($15) | Capcom via Reddit | Originally $60
• Just Dance 3 for Xbox ($20) | Buy.com via Gamingaholic | Originally $40
• Resistance 2 Collector's Edition for PS3 ($26) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $60
• Monsters vs. Aliens starring Seth Rogan and Reese Witherspoon ($5) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $13
• Total Recall ($7.88) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $20
• Rebook Friends and Family 40% Off | Reebok via Reddit | Online and in-store
• 30% off Levi's Jeans | Levi's via Reddit
• Brooklyn Industries Friends and Family 25% Off | Brooklyn Industries via Reddit | Use coupon code FALLFLYER
Dumb TV → Smart TV
• Iomega ScreenPlay TV HD Media Player ($100) | Adorama via Logicbuy | Originally $150
• Western Digital 1TB Media Center ($170) | B&H via Logicbuy | Originally $200 | The streamer you want for .avi files
• Customizable 15" 1080p Sony Vaio S Laptop with Core i5 ($700) | Sony via Logicbuy | Originally $850 | Use coupon code SONYS1511XD150
• 13" HP Envy Spectre with 256GB SSD ($800) | Microsoft via Laptopaholic | Originally $1150
• 13" Macbook Pro 2012 ($1012) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $1200
• 13" Retina Macbook Pro With 128GB SSD ($1615) | B&H via Logicbuy | Originally $1700
• 24" 1080p Dell Edge-to-Edge Glass ($190) | Dell via Logicbuy | Originally $260
• Haier 55" 1080p 120Hz Slim LED HDTV ($749) | Amazon via Dealzon | Originally $1400
• 60" LG 1080p Plasma HDTV ($838) | Amazon via HDTVaholic | Originally $1350
• Refurbished Nikon-Compatible 35mm f/1.8 Nikkor Lens ($165) | Adorama via Cameraaholic | Originally $200
• Granny Smith ($0) | iTunes via Best App Sales | Originally $1
Lead Wars ($0) | iTunes via Best App Sales | Originally $3
• Cross Fingers ($0) | iTunes via Best App Sales | Originally $1
• FMX Riders ($0) | iTunes via Best App Sales | Originally $3
• Cover Orange ($0) | iTunes via Best App Sales | Originally $1
• The Golden Years: Way Out West ($0) | Amazon Appstore via Appsaholic | Originally $2
• MDScan ($1) | Google Play via Appsaholic | Originally $9
• UltiMaze ($1) | Amazon Appstore via Appsaholic | Originally $2
• Great Big War Game ($1) | Google Play via Appsaholic | Originally $3
• Spirit XHD ($2) | Google Play via Appsaholic | Originally $3
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