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Black Friday 2012: the best deals from Target, Best Buy, Apple, Sony, and more

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The day after Thanksgiving is on its way, and you know what that means: Black Friday. Black Friday is an overwhelming shopping day for many people, and there are many, many sales to keep organized. That's where we come in, with our super Black Friday deals guide. Keep checking back often because this guide will be updated constantly through the holiday shopping season.

We've compiled the best deals and the best retailers we can find right here so enjoy your shopping, and be careful out there! Seriously, nothing is worth being trampled for.

27 updates and 523 comments below.

Nov 23 11:58a

Overstock Black Friday 2012 deals

Looking for Black Friday deals but don't want to leave the warm confines of your home? Overstock is selling a number of discounted electronics today, especially in the camera department.

Tablets
  • Barnes & Noble Nook 16GB tablet for $139.99.
Computers
  • Toshiba Satellite C855d-S5230 15.6-inch notebook with 1.4GHz AMD dual-core E1-1200 processor, AMD Radeon HD 7310 GPU, 4GB DDR3 RAM, and a 320GB HDD for $349.99.
Gaming
  • Nintendo 3DS XL for $189.99.
Home Theater
  • Panasonic DMP-BDT220 3D...

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10:15a

Adorama Black Friday 2012 deals

Adorama has long been one of the best spots for finding good deals on photography equipment as well as other gadgets, and the store has a few particularly noteworthy deals this Black Friday. HDTV shoppers should definitely take note, as well as anyone looking for a great deal on Canon and Nikon's midrange DSLRs. These deals are all available online as of now, but there's no telling exactly how long they'll last.

6:43a

Amazon Black Friday 2012 deals

Amazon kicked off its Black Friday deals earlier this week, but the company is still going strong with daily deals. Just about everything in its store has been discounted for the holiday season, with the main attraction being the timed Lightning deals. Amazon is offering goodies such as cheap Blu-rays, video games, and music, but you’ll have to be quick if you want to snap up the best items. The calendar landing pages show when the Lightning deals are due to go live, and there are some more...

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Nov 22 1:21p

iOS gaming Black Friday 2012 deals

Console and PC gamers aren't the only ones in luck this holiday. Cult of Mac has compiled a list of iOS games currently on sale for Thanksgiving and Black Friday, mostly from EA but with a few Gameloft, Sega, and other titles thrown in. Better yet, pick up a $100 iTunes gift card from Best Buy for just $80 for an additional 20 percent savings on anything in the store. Here are some of the highlights:

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1:05p

Apple Black Friday sale goes live in the US (updated)

Apple has launched a one-day promotion in its Australian store, which may hint at the discounts Americans can expect to see on Black Friday. The biggest deals are on the MacBook line, with the Pro, Pro with Retina Display, and Air all $105 off. Meanwhile, iPads have seen a price drop of $41 while the most recent iPod touch is $31 cheaper. The sale also includes a number of accessories — ranging from Smart Covers to the Magic Mouse to EarPods — most of which are $11 off the sticker price. Of...

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11:05a

Toys R Us Black Friday 2012 deals

As was the case last year, Toys R Us isn't even waiting until Black Friday to start its sale — its stores are opening at 8pm on Thanksgiving. If you're willing to brave the retail madhouse, though, there are some decent deals. Here's some of what you'll find from the evening of the 22nd to the close of business on the 23rd, at least until supplies run out:

  • All Nintendo Wii U games are buy one, get one 40 percent off.
  • Skylanders Giants starter pack for $49.99.

You can also find the...

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9:57a

Dell Black Friday 2012 deals

We're starting to get a look at Dell's Black Friday deals, and while they're not all that flashy, you also won't have to leave the house. Sales start at 12am ET on November 23rd, with new "doorbuster" items offered on sale every three hours. Here are a few of the better flash deals:

  • Alienware X51 compact gaming PC with Core i3 processor, 6GB RAM, 1TB HDD, and Windows 8 for $599.99.
  • Dell Inspiron 14z budget ultrabook with Core i3 processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD + 32GB SSD, 14-inch 1366 x...

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8:30a

Tiger Direct Black Friday deals

Black Friday is almost here, and right on schedule Tiger Direct has released the first details of its deals. The full list is available on its website, but here are some of the best offers we've found:

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7:25a

Sony Black Friday Deals 2012

Just like Samsung, Sony is looking to offer deals directly to customers. The Japanese electronics giant has posted up a selection of Black Friday deals to its website, which so far covers televisions, home theater accessories, and cameras. We've posted the highlights from the slim pickings below, but the company has promised that additional deals will be posted in due course.

  • 46-inch KDL46BX450 1080p TV for $629.99
  • 55-inch KDL55BX520 1080p TV for $999.99
  • 9-inch DVP-FX980 portable DVD...

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2:38a

Fry's Black Friday Deals 2012

If you happen to live in one of the nine states with a Fry’s Electronics, there are some good prices on PCs and gaming consoles (and other stuff) to be had this week. You can begin shopping online for the deals below at 9AM PST on Thursday, then pick your stuff up in-store beginning Friday morning. If you don’t live near a Fry’s, some of the deals below may still be available for nationwide shipping on Frys.com, but there are no guarantees. There are more in-store deals starting at 6AM Friday...

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Nov 21 3:45p

Cyber Monday 2012: All the best deals on the internet

Cyber Monday is a newer tradition than good old Black Friday, but it's one that shows no signs of going away any time soon. Over the next few days, we'll be collecting all of the best holiday sales and online deals we can find on the internet. Have fun on Cyber Monday, shopping from a cozy chair, no door busting in sight. Keep checking back, we'll update as we find more deals.

3:40p

Barnes & Noble Black Friday 2012 deals

Barnes & Noble is getting in on the Black Friday shopping madness with a few deals of its own. Expectedly, none of the bookseller's most current e-readers or tablets are on-sale, but there are still a few deals to be found.

  • Nook Simple Touch for $59 on Black Friday only. This isn't the front-lit model, and the price doesn't quite match Target's $49 Black Friday pricing, but if you want to avoid the crowds there, this isn't a bad deal. Especially since it includes the $9.99 wall charger,...

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11:14a

Newegg Black Friday 2012 deals

Newegg isn't waiting for Black Friday (or even Thanksgiving) to kick off its special holiday promotions. As of 1PM PT today, the online retailer has begun offering discounts on laptops, tablets, TVs, home theater gear, computer components, and everything else you typically venture to Newegg for. The company is staggering its sales, with one batch reduced in price today, another tomorrow, and another on Black Friday itself. We've outlined the best deals below. There are many more to be found,...

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2:51a

Best Buy Black Friday 2012 deals

Best Buy's announced its Black Friday deals, and we'll be updating this post over the next few days as more are announced, so keep checking back. Below, we've listed the highlights, but be sure to check out the source link for the full Best Buy Black Friday ad.

  • Toshiba 40-inch, 1080p LCD HDTV for $179.99 (in store only)
  • White Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7-inch tablet with 8GB of memory for $179.99 (in store only)
  • 15.6-inch Samsung laptop with an Intel Core i3 CPU, 4GB of memory and a 500GB...

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Nov 20 3:58p

AT&T Black Friday 2012 deals

Black Friday sales from US carriers aren't typically the best, but that isn't going to stop AT&T from trying. The carrier previously published its less-than-stellar $100 discount for tablet users who sign a two-year contract, and now it's revealed a few more deals. Be sure to keep an eye out — some of the better offers look like they're limited to in-store only, though some will be online as well.

  • Nokia Lumia 920 for $49.99 with two-year contract. AT&T is offering all colors of the Windows...

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10:25a

Samsung Black Friday 2012 deals

If you're looking for discounted electronics and would rather not deal with middlemen and busy stores, Samsung is having a Black Friday celebration of its own, with sales available online all week through November 26th.

Televisions

  • 55-inch UN55ES7003F 7003 Series LED Smart TV for $1,499.99.
  • 46-inch UN46EH5300F 5300 Series LED Smart TV for $599.99.
  • 40-inch UN40EH5300F 5300 series LED Smart TV for $449.99.
  • 60-inch PN60E530A3F 530 Series Plasma TV for $849.99.
  • 51-inch PN51E450A1F...

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10:13a

Sears Black Friday 2012 deals

Sears, better known for home appliances and tools rather than gadgets, has always maintained a healthy electronics department. Aside from dishwashers and toolkits, the retailer's Black Friday ad reveals some solid deals for those on the hunt for a new TV, tablet. and various odds and ends. Sears is also following the lead of many competitors this year and starting sales on Thanksgiving, promising that some stores will remain open all night.

  • Sharp 60-inch 1080p LED HDTV (LC60LE640U) for...

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Nov 19 9:35p

RadioShack Black Friday deals

RadioShack is already offering "$10 for every $50" coupons, which you’re correct in assuming give you $10 in store credit for every $50 that you spend either at participating stores or on the company’s online portal. The coupons can also be used both in stores and online, but it’s important to remember that they’re only valid for 30 days and that you can only use one coupon per transaction. All other Black Friday deals are starting online at 12:01 AM Thanksgiving morning (that’s Thursday the...

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9:04p

Target Black Friday 2012 deals

Target is a major destination for many shoppers looking to get a little bit of everything. Like others, the retailer is starting its Black Friday early, with doors opening at 9PM local time on Thanksgiving.

Gaming

  • Xbox 360 4GB bundle with Kinect, Kinect Adventures and Kinect: Disneyland Adventures, a wireless controller, and one month of Xbox Live for $199.99.
  • PlayStation 3 250GB bundle with the inFamous Collection, the Uncharted Dual Pack, and one wireless controller for $199.99.
  • N...

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8:27p

OfficeMax Black Friday 2012 deals

We're listing the highlights of OfficeMax's announced Black Friday deals right here. We'll keep updating as we get more information. Now, go bust some doors! Click the link at the bottom of the post for the full list of sales Office Max is having.

  • Toshiba Satellite 17.3-inch laptop with AMD A6, 6GB of RAM, a 640GB HDD ,with Windows 8 (model number L875D-S7332) and a $50 Visa prepaid card for $429.99.
  • Brother 575 Thermal fax machine for $19.99 (you know you want one!)
  • Toshiba Satellite...

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5:37p

Staples Black Friday 2012 deals

Staples traditionally doesn't enjoy the same allure as say Best Buy or Walmart on Black Friday, but the retailer offers no shortage of deals for PCs, tablets, and other items you may need around the home or office. Staples hasn't yet disclosed its full list of Black Friday specials, but a number of deals have been leaked anyway. Highlights thus far include:

  • Toshiba 15.6-inch laptop with Intel Core i7 processor, 6GB RAM, 640GB HD, and Windows 8 for $529 (normally $799.99)
  • HP Envy 15.6-inch...

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5:12p

Microsoft Black Friday 2012 deals

Microsoft has announced its 2012 Black Friday deals, and while there's nothing too crazy here, there are a few things worth mentioning. Most of these deals (unless otherwise noted) are valid through November 24th only.

  • Save $50 on a 2nd touch or type cover when you purchase a Surface bundle (this offer is good from November 23rd through the 25th, while supplies last)
  • Acer Aspire V5 Notebook for $399 (markdown of $200)
  • VIZIO 14-inch Ultrabook for $699 (markdown of $250)
  • 3-month Xbox...

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12:45p

Nintendo Black Friday 2012 deals

Nintendo's launching a special new bundle for the holiday shopping season this year. The Flame Red Nintendo 3DS is just that — a bright red Nintendo 3DS bundle. Beginning on November 23rd, the limited edition bundle, which includes the 3DS and Super Mario 3D Land game for $169.99, will be available in all the places you'd expect to find it: major retailers, and big box stores. Good luck finding one!

Best Buy's Black Friday lists this bundle at $149.99

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Nov 18 3:55p

Kmart Black Friday 2012 deals

Kmart's Black Friday ad is roughly as long as War & Peace but thankfully, we've read both so that you don't have to. Kmart, like Walmart, begins its Black Friday sales on Thursday (yes, that's Thanksgiving) so good luck enjoying your holiday.

We'll keep updating this post as we find more sales.

Gaming

  • Blue Nintendo DSi for $79.99
  • Nintendo Wii with Wii Sports Resort for $129.99
  • Nintendo 3DS Flame Red Bundle with Super Mario 3D Land (doorbuster 5AM to 11AM Friday) for $169.99
Televisions
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1:21p

Walmart Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2012 deals (update)

Walmart, one of the biggest players in the Black Friday game, has announced its mammoth list of sales for the season, which, for your information, begins at 8PM on Thanksgiving in most stores. If you're not still recovering from a feast or already in bed, you could... go shopping? Either way, here are the highlights from Walmart's Black Friday ad, along with the first details of its Cyber Monday deals.

Gaming

  • Xbox 360 4GB bundle with Skylanders and one wireless controller for $199.
  • Xbox...

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Nov 17 10:59p

Xbox Black Friday 2012 deals and bundles

Microsoft's Xbox console holiday bundles are out, and the prices are not looking too bad. The four bundles are listed below, and it looks like the prices are valid from now through the holiday season, or likely whenever they run out.

We'll be updating this post all week with more retailer-specific sales as we get them so keep checking back.

  • The Xbox 360 250GB Kinect Holiday Bundle comes with that 250GB hard drive Xbox 360, a Kinect sensor, a Dance Central 2 download token, Kinect Sports,...

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1:13p

Sam's Club Black Friday 2012 deals

Sam's Club has announced some of its electronics deals for Black Friday. Though not all of its sales have been made public yet, here are a few you might want to check out when the big shopping day arrives. Sam's Club stores will open at 7am on November 23rd.

  • HP Pavilion 14-inch Sleekbook laptop with 6GB RAM, a 500GB hard drive, an LED display, and anIntel Core i5 CPU and Windows 8 for $399 (this is also available online).
  • The Samsung Galaxy S III for $0.96 (with purchase of a two year...

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12:45p

PlayStation Black Friday 2012 deals

PlayStation has announced its 2012 Black Friday deals, so if you're already preparing for your holiday shopping, you're in luck. Most of the sales announced thus far are specific to certain retailers so pay close attention. We'll be updating these posts for the rest of the month, but for now, here is a preview of what Sony has in store for your holiday season.

  • The Ultimate PS3 Value Bundle is being sold nationwide for $199.99. The bundle includes a 250GB PS3, an Uncharted Dual Pack (which...

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