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The Best of the Black Friday Ads: The Final Roundup

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dealnews presents to you our last, most epic roundup of the best Black Friday ads. We'll continue to see leaked ads after this, but at this very moment, these are the most notable deals we could find while sifting through the hundreds of offers that are already available. We've got all-time low laptops, reasonably-priced washing machines, cheap Blu-ray players with Netflix, and more. Dive in, see what entices you, and start planning!

Laptops:

HD Televisions: Gaming Consoles:
  • Nintendo fans should check out the Wii consoles for $99 from Sam's Club, Meijer, and Walmart (for $100), which tie an October deal as the lowest price we've seen for a new Wii. (Typically, only refurbished consoles hit this price point.)

  • Also notable is the Xbox 360 4GB console for $100, which is by far the best price we've seen on that item. It's only available at AAFES.com though, which serves the military community. Otherwise, the deal for $140 at Target is the next best deal we've seen, beating a $200 offer we saw that came with a $50 gift card. (We've also seen the console for $200 with a $50 gift card and two games, but it was only available for pickup at Fry's.) If you're looking to get the Kinect sensor as well, Walmart has the Xbox 360 4GB console with Kinect and a $50 gift card for $200. Assuming you use the card, that's an all-time low, beating previous mentions of this bundle for $300 with a $100 card. Deals on the 250GB Holiday Bundle for $199 at Sam's Club and $200 at Best Buy are also all-time lows.
Electronics / Hard Drives:
  • Hard drive offers are pretty unexciting so far, and not a single ad has met our predictions for 1TB and 2TB offers. That said, there were a few somewhat notable deals: Office Depot will offer the Seagate GoFlex 3TB Home Network Storage System for $150, which would be an all-time low by $20. Meanwhile, BJ's Wholesale Club could potentially offer the most notable deal in the bunch with the Seagate 3TB External Hard Drive for $90. If it pans out, that would be the lowest total price we've ever seen for such a drive from Seagate, as well as the third cheapest 3TB external HDD.

  • As for electronics, Best Buy will offer the Apple iPod touch 8GB MP3 Player with a $50 gift card for $195; assuming you use the card, that's the lowest total price we've seen for a new unit. Or, grab the 6th-generation Apple iPod nano Multi-Touch 8GB MP3 Player with a $15 gift card for $125, also at Best Buy. Again assuming you use the card, it's the best deal we've seen since April, when it was briefly a buck less. While there, you'll also want to check out the $100 iTunes Gift Card for $80, which is the best discount since June.

  • The most notable Blu-ray offer comes from Best Buy, which will carry the Toshiba BDX2150 Smart Blu-ray Disc Player for $40. That's $5 under our prediction for a Netflix-enabled player. Note that hhgregg is rumored to offer the same player for the same price, but after a $20 mail-in rebate. (The store will have 40 per store as well, instead of Best Buy's 20.)
The Best of the Rest:
  • While $5 T-shirts can be exciting, the most notable items in Old Navy's ads are the winter coats; adult puffy jackets sell for $29 and pea coats for $25. Meanwhile, Express is rumored to be offering a 40% off storewide coupon for shoppers before noon, which would be the largest percent-off discount that applies to all merchandise we've seen in more than a year. (After noon, the discount drops to 30%, which is the largest storewide discount since December.)

  • Macy's offers markdowns on numerous house-brand items, as well as modest discounts on designer coats, while Sears offers women's boots for as low as $15. (See two pairs you like? Sears is rumored to offer a coupon for $10 off apparel purchases of $30 or more.)

  • As far as large appliances go, there are numerous dishwashers, washing machines, and dryers advertised for $200 to $350, which is generally the lowest price point we've seen for brand-name machines in the past two years. It might be worth checking out the ads now, as several of the appliance deals are actually already available online, notably from Lowe's, Best Buy, and hhgregg. (However, some prices from these vendors aren't activated yet.)

Keep in mind that several of the offers above are still unconfirmed. Be sure to check the information on the ad itself to see whether it's rumored or confirmed. Moreover, we're constantly unearthing new ads, so keep an eye on future ones by bookmarking our Black Friday page.

Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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8 comments
willm.wade
Hard drives have not dropped because you had missed the news about the hard drive shortages.

Just search Google News for Hard Drive Shortages and you can learn all about how flooding in Thailand has pushed prices in the other direction.

I have IT friends who have been having a hard time finding server quality drives.
Scoob
Do you have any separate articles previewing just the best on-line black friday deals?  I've searched around on dealnews but did not find. If not, perhaps in the future you can have separate section for in-store deals vs. on-line shopping deals?   Love this site.  Thank you!
dealnews-Lindsay
It's actually confirmed in the Best Buy Black Friday ad here:
http://bestbuy.shoplocal.com/...WSNKPK&sneakpeek=y
eliinbethesda
Even odder, I just called my local store and was quoted the current $989+ price and told by the sales associate this item was not listed to be marked down for Black Friday.
dealnews-Lindsay
When possible we link directly to the item in question. However, the prices aren't necessarily valid until Black Friday itself. It also looks like that deal will be offered in-store only, so even when Friday comes along, you may not find that price online. If you're interested in that model specifically, and you'd prefer not to go to the store, consider setting up an email alert to see if we find it online.
eliinbethesda
Regarding the Sharp LC60E79U 60" LCD, why does this pop up as $989.99 instead of $800 when I click on the Black Friday link?
dealnews-Lindsay
Thanks, the comparison is also incorrect. Updating it as we speak. We appreciate the help!
dburns75
The Xbox 360 deal at Walmart is for a 4GB console, not a 250GB.
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