Black Friday Ads: Tech Deals Worth Waking Up For

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Hope you started saving your paychecks early, Black Friday is just around the corner.

The slow trickle of ad releases began today, with some major retailers even advertising pre-Black Friday deals as a countdown to the biggest shopping season of year. We’ve got our eyes peeled for the best tech savings for your after-Thanksgiving-shoppingpalooza. Here’s what’s available so far:

Amazon’s Gold Box

Online on until Black Friday
To Do Tip: Order from your phone with the app.

Lightning Deal
Changes every hour, but so far has included Logitech MX 518 Gaming Mouse for $19.99 (Reg. $49.99); VIZIO 55” LCD HDTV for $898.99 (Reg. $1399.99) and Memorex SingStand Home Karaoke System for $49.99 (Reg. $99.99)

Deal of the Day
A new deal each day, today’s is Medal of Honor for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC for $39.99 (Reg. $59.99)

Three Games for the Price of Two
Available until Nov. 6, all video games are buy two get one free

Best Buy

Nov. 5 & 6 at Best Buy Stores
To Do Tip: Download the Best Buy app to help you sort deals.

Insignia HD Camcorder
Features Lowepro Edit 110 Bag + Dynex 60″ Tripod & PNY 4GB SDHC memory card
$219.95 (Reg. $387.96)

Samsung Blu-ray Player
Internet connectable/Wi-Fi ready Blu-ray disc player
$119.99 (Reg. $179.99)

eMachines Laptop
Comes with AMD V-Series Processor
$279.99 (Reg. $399.99)

Click here for more Best Buy deals.


Nov. 26 (Opens at 4 a.m., some sales end at noon)
To Do Tip: Bing Maps can help optimize your route from store to store.

Samsung LED HDTV
55” 3D Samsung LED HDTV includes free 3D Blu-ray player & 3D starter kit with purchase
$2200 (Reg. $3300)

Tobisha LED HDTV
$650 (Reg. $1100)

Samsung C20 camcorder
$100 (Reg. $180)

Click here for more Sears deals.


Nov 6 and 7 [Starts 8AM]
To Do Tip: Get a barcode app like pic2shop so you can scan items on the go and see if you’re getting it for a steal.

Vizio HDTV
47″ Class LCD 1080p 120Hz HDTV, E470VL
$698 (Reg. $828)

iTunes gift card
$50 credit for $35

Play Station 3
PS3 320GB Console with Move Bundle & Bonus $50 eGift Card

Click here for more Walmart deals.

PLUS: To prepare for your shopping trip, try apps like Black Friday App by, which posts rumored and confirmed sales, or TGI Black Friday by Ecatcher, Inc., which posts the ads as soon as they find them. Or, try one of the numerous Black Friday Twitter feeds for hints and exclusive deals. Happy hunting.