Amazon has finally sent around a preview of its Black Friday Sale. Starting on Sunday, November 24 (that's a whole day earlier than last year), Amazon will post a new deal every 10 minutes for eight days straight. That's a lot of deals. But are any worth your time?
We strive to ready our deal slingers with ample consumer ammo via our Black Friday ad analyses, but useless "filler deals" can still be hard to spot on the big day. In order to steer clear of such fluff, we've outlined a number of pointers that will help you identify the good from the bad, because not all that glitters is consumer gold.
Black Friday can be really overwhelming, but don't panic: Here at DealNews, we spend all year preparing for Black Friday so you don't have to. Our Black Friday hub is the only place you need to go for all the latest info. So get comfy and then get clicking, deal-seekers; you've come to the right place.
Acid-wash jeans, mullets, flared collars, Black Friday deals. These are all things that we once thought were so great back in the day, but now appear pretty silly. Join us, won't you, as we take a look back at several Black Friday deals of yesteryear. They are delightful in their quaint awfulness!
With all the 2013 Black Friday ad leaks and sneak peeks we've unearthed in the past few weeks, this season's shopping extravaganza is looking ripe with deals and discounts for all. But even though many product categories will see new all-time low prices, not everything will be at its lowest price. In fact, there are 13 items you definitely shouldn't buy on Black Friday.
Now that the latest iPad lineup details are confirmed, we're back to give shoppers another quick rundown of potential iPad deals. From shockingly cheap iPad minis to surprising discounts on the latest iPad Air, here's a look at what iPad prices to expect in the coming months.
October is a tricky month because we're so close to November — and the best Black Friday deals — that we can almost taste it. So for many product categories, you're better off waiting until next month to buy. But don't overlook October entirely! There are a handful of items that are actually better buys this month, and our October buying guide focuses on the things you should buy now, while offering some notes about what purchases are better left to Black Friday.
The best way to make the most of Black Friday savings is to be prepared. So we're kicking off the holidays early at dealnews with our sixth annual Black Friday deal predictions, compiled by our expert staff. If you're wondering how low big-screen HDTVs can go, how much you'll have to spend on a decent laptop, or whether you'll actually see a discount on an iPad, then you've come to the right place.
One of the best trends we've seen in recent years is the growing prominence of Black Friday clothing sales. Apparel merchants at all ends of the fashion spectrum, from department stores to luxury boutiques, have begun to offer some of their best discounts of the year during shopping's biggest holiday.
While we're not predicting any write-home-about-it deals on the two new major video game consoles, shoppers can still score solid deals on previous generation gaming: Holiday console bundles will be marked up to 25% off and popular, recently-released video game titles will sell for as low as $10!
Even though Roku and Apple TV can't compete with the price of Google's Chromecast, that doesn't mean there won't be some excellent sales on streaming devices this Black Friday. In fact, expect those top-of-the-line streamers to see discounts of up to 25% off. And if you're more of an old school media consumer, Blu-ray disc movies will again drop to as low as $4 this year.
Tablets are once again the "it" item for the holidays, and new Android devices have flooded the market and chipped away at Apple's dominance. All this cutthroat competition has translated into better and faster deals for consumers. As such, there's bound to be some eye-catching Black Friday tablet deals this year.
You may think that the Apple Black Friday sale is the best time to purchase all things Apple, but the truth is that it's extremely mediocre. Year after year Apple offers the same predictable 5% to 10% off, which resellers handily beat. So where should you shop for your Apple gifts this year? As it turns out, anywhere but Apple.
2013 was a roller-coaster year for the laptop industry. While we saw the introduction of a new, energy-efficient processor from Intel, much of the year was overshadowed by weak laptop sales. And although many analysts are predicting the death of the laptop, we know that when it comes to productivity, the laptop is still king. And with laptop prices lower than they've ever been before, it's a buyer's market. But how far will your money and which systems will see the best laptop deals this Black Friday?
HDTVs are the highlight of most Black Friday sales, often causing deal-giddy shoppers to wake up at the crack of dawn for a chance to purchase one on the cheap. But this year, you can say goodbye to waiting in line for a Black Friday TV deal; they'll be available at price lows no matter where you shop. And with analysts predicting a resurgence in big-screen TV sales, this Black Friday is poised to be one of the best weeks for making the jump to a 55"+ HDTV.
It may seem early to start thinking about Black Friday shopping, but the season is nearly upon us. But are these pre-Black Friday sales as good as those on Black Friday itself? And by extension, when are the best days to shop for deals during the Black Friday season? We took a look at our Editors' Choice deals from the past two years to find out when exactly retailers release their best discounts during National Deal Week (the Wednesday before Thanksgiving through the following week of Cyber Monday) — and the results may be surprising.
Amazon announced its new Kindle Paperwhite eBook Reader yesterday, which offers improved performance in many ways. But given the fact that many resellers still currently have the original model in-stock, could it be that we will finally see a deal on the Paperwhite?
iOS 7 is on its way and with it may come the promise of new iPhone hardware. But while the rest of the tech world speculates on the next-gen iPhone, we're excited about the iPhone 5; if Apple sticks to tradition, then a $99 iPhone 5 may be in the future.
These days, consumers have access to a wide variety of digital music made available by download through a variety of sources. And despite iTunes' popularity over Amazon's MP3 Store and Google Play, our research shows that iTunes music is always more expensive.
Amazon has built its reputation around rock-bottom pricing and undercutting the competition, but a recent study suggests that the retailer may be slowly increasing prices on its books. Could the downfall of other booksellers be the culprit?