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Best Pre-Black Friday Smartphone Deals: Get the iPhone 6 for $1!

Black Friday promises to have some stupid-good deals on smartphones; however, if you just can't wait, check out our roundup of the week's best smartphone deals.

Best Pre-Black Friday Tablet Deals: All-Time Cheapest Windows Tablet, More iPads

Can't wait for Black Friday? Well you're in luck, because we have Black Friday-esque deals you can buy right now! Below are the best tablet deals you can snag today, but don't worry if you don't see something you like; check back often, as we'll continue to update this page with all the latest and best tablet deals.

Best Pre-Black Friday Apple Deals: The Price Wars Have Begun! There's an Even Cheaper iPad mini 2!

This week, we'll no doubt see some awesome Black Friday Apple deals, and our staff has already found some higher-caliber prices. Be sure to check back often, as we'll continue to update this page with all the latest and best deals on Apple computers, iPhones, and iPads.

Best Pre-Black Friday Storage Deals: The Cheapest 120GB SSD We've Ever Seen!

No one pays a lot of attention to storage deals come Black Friday, but you should! Here's a mess of hard drives (and other places to put your legally-downloaded music files) at Black Friday-like prices that'll all save you some money. (Get it? "Save", because you save files to drives? Yeah!)

6 Songs That Will Get You in the Mood for Black Friday Week

Every year, Black Friday deals seem to roll around a little sooner, making the deal season last longer than ever before. And yet, there are still no traditional Black Friday songs. So, we've slightly modified six existing holiday classics to reflect the most wonderful time of the DealNews year.

Best Pre-Black Friday Laptop Deals: A Best Buy Ad That's Available Now, Cheapest Alienware

This week, you can expect to see some incredible Black Friday laptop deals, and our staff has already found some high-powered prices. We've rounded up a handful of top-notch offers.

Thanksgiving vs. Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday: What to Buy Each Day

Black Friday is held up as the ultimate shopping day, but Thanksgiving actually offers better deals. Of course, there are great sales to be found on Cyber Monday, too. So when is the best day to shop? It depends on what you're buying!

Top 5 Stores for the Best Black Friday Deals Online in 2015

Almost every major retailer has unveiled their Black Friday ad by now, and even a week out, some of our predictions have been blown out of the water by lower prices. We looked at last year's top deal performers, and see that they are already gunning for a repeat this year.

Our Master List of EVERY Black Friday Ad Worth Buying Next Week

Sorting through Black Friday ads can be overwhelming, so our editors have pared down the thousands of offers into a list of only the deals that are truly great. From TVs to tablets, and everything in between, here are the things you need to be on the lookout for next week.

Best Black Friday Laptop Ads: Under $300 Will Be the Norm, $720 MacBook Air

Laptops are one of the hottest items every Black Friday, and these year will be no exception. We're seeing ads for laptop deals for every budget, from a $75 2-in-1 to MacBook Air for a price that undercuts the current best by $71.

Best Black Friday Apple Ads: 3 Ways to Score a Discount on the iPhone 6s

Despite Apple turning in bland Black Friday offerings year after year, their products will see some crazy-good discounts this season. We've combed through all the available ads and hand-selected the very best of what you can expect to find.

'I Bought 8 TVs at Once': Stories From People Who Have Camped Out for Black Friday

We spoke with two in-store Black Friday warriors to get the skinny doing the Black Friday line ritual right — and we heard some amazing stories in the process.

Best Black Friday Tablet Ads: Store Credits For the (Apple and Android) Win

Whether you're shopping for iPad, Android, Windows, or Fire, your Black Friday tablet prospects are off to a promising start in 2015. We've had a chance to examine even more leaked ads since our first roundup, and some of our top picks have changed. Read on to see which Black Friday tablet ads made the cut.

10 Psychological Reasons Why We Go Bonkers for Black Friday

Why do we buy into the Black Friday hype? A consumer scientist and a consumer psychologist shared some insights as to why deals feel so good, why the shoppers who plan ahead tend to be the ones who lose it, and more.

Meijer Black Friday Ad Analysis: A 55" Doorbuster That Matches Target

While ho-hum for the most part, Meijer's Black Friday ad does boast a couple of TV doorbusters that are worth seeking out, a great Wii U bundle, and savings on Amazon Fire tablets.

The Top 10 Stores for Cyber Monday Deals in 2015

Move over Black Friday, it's time for us to start thinking about Cyber Monday! From Crocs to Dell Home, here's the top 10 stores to shop at during the Cyber Monday shopping weekend.

Best Buy Black Friday Ad Analysis: Cheapest Amazon Tablet Ever, 49" TV for Just $150

This is not a drill! The release of Best Buy's Black Friday ad signals the entrance of a major player into the shopping season. These 27 pages are packed with impressive price drops on TVs, tablets, and laptops — but there are some notable missteps with Apple.

11 Surprising Things You'll Find on Sale During Black Friday

As Black Friday continues to grow into a massive promotional juggernaut, more stores have taken the opportunity to discount even unconventional wares. From wine to luxury goods, here are some Black Friday deals that go way beyond the typical electronics.

8 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Holiday Shopping During Black Friday

While shopping for yourself, don't forget that Black Friday is a time to buy for others too. Cashmere, beauty products, and more make for affordable gifts.

6 Crazy Deals That Could Actually Happen This Black Friday

Black Friday is all about best-of-the-year prices, but there are some deals that are so promising, we have to single them out. From TVs to video games, these are the ultra low prices and the unpredictable products that could make Black Friday worth it.

Dell Home Black Friday Ad Analysis: Highly-Rated 60" 4K TV Hits New Price Low

Dell Home's 2015 Black Friday ad has arrived and we've just finished hand-picking the circular's top deals. From budget 2-in-1s to an Xbox One bundle that's perfectly in line with our predictions, these are the Dell deals you shouldn't miss.

Apple iPad Pro vs. Microsoft Surface Pro 4: Which 2-in-1 Device Should You Get?

More and more people are being persuaded to replace laptops and tablets with a device that can be both. Microsoft and Apple are about to go head-to-head in this space with the Surface Pro 4 and the iPad Pro. Which one is right for you?

Columbus Day Sales Have Started! Here's Where You Should Shop in 2015

For most stores, Columbus Day is October's main holiday. But with Black Friday just a few weeks away, it's easy to overspend on items that will be significantly cheaper next month. So we've created a list of Columbus Day sales that won't come with a serious case of buyer's remorse.

13 Things You Probably Pay Too Much For

Even deal-hunting pros like us are guilty of sometimes missing opportunities to save. From batteries in bulk to discounted gift cards, these deals are almost always available.

Here's When Apple's New iPads Will Go on Sale

Did Apple's recent keynote whet your appetite for a new iPad? Here are the prices you can expect to see from retailers as they begin to discount Apple's new family of iPads.

9 Things to Know About Intel's Newest 'Skylake' Processors

Intel has unveiled their latest generation of processors, and they're faster and provide longer battery life. Are they worth the upgrade?

How to Understand Intel Skylake CPU Names & Model Numbers

Intel has released its latest line of computer processors, the sixth generation Intel Core, codenamed Skylake. There are a lot of upgrades to the processors that yield great improvements to your daily computing tasks. Unfortunately for those of us who aren't interested in parsing tech jargon, there are many different types of Skylake processors, each with their own combination of model numbers. Here's a quick rundown of what this alphabet soup all means.

Amazon Might Release a New Fire TV to Compete With Apple This Week

The Apple TV is expected to be announced on Wednesday, with a hefty price tag to boot. Will Amazon steal Apple's thunder with a cheaper alternative?

What to Expect From 2015 Labor Day Sales

It's no surprise that Labor Day offers the best clearance sales on summer items, but also on laptops, TVs, and more. Find out what buys will save you the most money this Labor Day season.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in August

August may lack a major commercial holiday, but the dog days of summer are still a busy month for retailers and deal hunters alike. Back-to-school sales are at their prime this month and you can also expect to see dozens of deals on outdoor furniture, grills, and travel. Plus, take advantage of tax-free shopping days in select states.

Does Epson's New 2-Year Ink Cartridge Really Save You Money?

With their massive new ink reservoirs, Epson's new line of EcoTank printers can function for up to two years without needing an ink refill. But can these new printers really put an end to the expensive ink cartridge?

10 Awesome New Features in Windows 10 You Should Know

Touch-centric Windows 8 was widely panned. Windows 10 is a return to form with some fun extras too, like Cortana, a new Xbox app, and more.