Black Friday watcher websites have released a torrent of leaked holiday shopping ads in recent days, including from Target, Kohl’s, Staples and Sam's Club
Websites such as BFads, BlackFriday.com and BestBlackFriday.com have all been busy posting screengrabs of circulars. Among the new highlights are lots of Apple products, including iPhones, iPads and Apple Watches.
While Kohl’s might not be the first place you think of for tech deals, the retailer is a holiday shopping magnet that offers an enticing $15 in Kohl’s cash for every fifty bucks spent.
Among the tech deals from the company, which opens its stores at 6PM on Thanksgiving Day:
*A Black Series entertainment projector, which regularly sells for $100, is marked down to $40 for Black Friday. Hook up your TV or gaming system, or pop in a DVD, and project the action up to 10 feet wide on any surface. Weighs just 3 pounds.
*Cute little iHome Bluetooth character speakers for $20 rather than the usual $40. (I’ve personally always had issues with iHome stuff flaking out on me, but you might not be able to go wrong with this price as a stocking stuffer.) Characters include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Disney and Star Wars favorites.
*An HP Deskjet 2545 All-in-One wireless printer for $20, a quarter of the usual price. Ink for it? Well, that’s another matter of course. In-store only on Black Friday, with limited quantities available.
Staples might be a more likely suspect to visit for tech deals, and sure enough, the retailer has plenty of bargains in store for the holiday season. Among them:
* This Toshiba laptop, powered by an Intel Core i5 processor and running Windows 10, has been marked down for Black Friday (starting online on Thanksgiving Day) from $650 to $400. The machine boasts a 15.6-inch screen, 8GB of RAM and a 750GB hard drive.
* An iPad Air 2 will be available for $450, which is $150 off the usual price. Features a 9.7-inch Retina display, 802.11ac WiFi connectivity and 64GB of storage. Other iPad models will also be marked down by up to 25%.
*Netgear Nighthawk X6 Tri-band WiFi routers will be sold for $250, which is $50 off the usual sticker price. Features 6 antennas and up to 3.2Gpbs wireless speed.
Sam’s Club has a bunch of electronics items for sale over Thanksgiving/Black Friday, with the sale starting online Thanksgiving Day and in stores at 7am. Deals include:
*A Vizio 58-inch Class 4K Ultra HD Smart TV for $700 – that’s $300 off the usual price. Free shipping too if you don’t want to lug it from the store.
*$150 off either an iPad Air 2 with 64GB or 128GB of storage, so that would set you back either $440 or $540. Available in store or online, with free shipping.
Target is actually making a couple dozen items available at Black Friday prices for today only (lots of headphones), but has plenty more planned starting on Thanksgiving Day (stores open at 6pm). Here’s a sampling of their deals, which include gift card giveaways with Apple product purchases.
*Westinghouse 55-inch LED HDTV for $250. This TV, with 1080pm resolution, usually goes for $600.
*Apple Watch models that come at 38mm high will be available for purchase at the usual $350 price, but you’ll get a $100 Target gift card. Just make sure that if you’re buying one of these for a gift that the recipient owns an iPhone 5 or newer and is running iOS 9.
*Apple TVs, which currently sell for $149 (32GB) and $199 (64GB) will be 25% off.
*Parrot Bebop drone for $395, which is $105 off the regular price. This little flying machine is smartphone controlled. Look out above!