By Lindsay Sakraida, Louis Ramirez, and Daniel de Grandpre Your mind may still be swimming with thoughts of summer vacations and relaxing by the pool, but it's time to snap out of it. The holiday season is right around the corner, and you've got some serious work to do. Black Friday is less than 70 days away, and we all know that the best way to make the most of the savings is to be prepared. So we're kicking off the holidays early at dealnews with our fourth annual Black Friday deal predictions, compiled by our expert staff. Three quick clarifications before we start prognosticating. First, these are predictions of the best deals for the Black Friday season. They're the lowest of the lows, not averages. (See our Methodology section on the last page.) Second, some of these deals will involve mail-in rebates. However, the good news is that most won't. Best Buy, OfficeMax, and Walmart have long given up on mail-in rebates after numerous customer complaints. Third, we're predicting that these deals occur during "Black Friday Season," a dealnews euphemism for mid-November to Cyber Monday. Now, on to the predictions!