Black Friday may be when prices drop, but if you've carefully read the list of deals, you can tell it's also a BS marketing gimmick. Here's how not to get fooled (plus, what gadgets to avoid at any price):
If your holiday plans involve buying a new HDTV, HD Guru has put together a quick and dirty guide to help you avoid some of the pitfalls many consumers fall into.
Unlike many other Black Friday retailers, Walmart has some legitimately sweet gadget deals going on—like a Magnavox NB500 Blu-ray player for $78 and a whole mess of HDTVs.
There's not much to make you storm the doors at 6am here, but saving $80 bucks or so on an Acer Aspire One (AOD250-1165) seems decent. A couple of HP laptop deals here, too.
The great thing about Dell is that you don't need to leave the house if one of these deals takes your fancy. It looks like they'll have specials across the board, but the notebook prices are most interesting.
You may recall that last year, a man named Jdimytai Damour was trampled to death in the crush of a Walmart crowd eager to score Black Friday deals. This year, Walmart is taking steps to prevent another tragic incident.
This year's Black Friday ads are starting to trickle in, although Kmart's offerings are characteristically "meh". However, there are a few halfway decent deals like the Xbox 360 Halo bundle for $299 and a 4GB SD Card for $9.