40-plus eye-popping Black Friday 2015 tech deals

iPhones, iPads, Android tablets, Windows 10 laptops and big cheap TVs among the hottest electronic deals for Black Friday 2015.

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  • Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display

    MSRP $1,099.00
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  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0" (32GB, Gold) (2015 version)

    MSRP $399.99
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  • Kindle Paperwhite E-reader - Black, 6" High-Resolution...

    $119.99 MSRP $119.99
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  • (Certified Refurbished) Amazon Fire TV Stick (Previous...

    MSRP $34.99
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  • Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet

    MSRP $49.99
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  • Toshiba Satellite C55-C5270 15.6 Inch Laptop (Intel Core...

  • Apple iPad Air 2 MH0W2LL/A 9.7-Inch 16GB HDD Tablet, Gold

    $398.79 MSRP $499.00
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  • NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band Gigabit WiFi Router...

    $259.99 MSRP $299.99
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  • Dell OptiPlex 3020 Desktop Computer - Intel Core i5 i5-4590...

    MSRP $986.00
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  • Apple iPad Air 2 MH0W2LL/A 9.7-Inch 16GB HDD Tablet, Gold

    $398.79 MSRP $499.00
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  • VIZIO D50-D1 50-Inch 1080p Smart LED TV (2016 Model)

    MSRP $429.99
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  • Microsoft Surface 3 Tablet (10.8-Inch, 64 GB, Intel Atom,...

    $349.99 MSRP $499.00
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  • Samsung CF390 Series Curved 24-Inch FHD Monitor (C24F390)

    $169.99 MSRP $199.99
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  • Beats Electronics studio

    MSRP $299.00
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  • Samsung Blu-ray Player w/ Built-In Wi-Fi-...

    $42.88 MSRP $89.99
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  • The Black Series by Shift3 Portable Entertainment Projector...

    $69.88 MSRP $129.99
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  • Linksys EA7500 Max-Stream AC1900 Router

    $157.92 MSRP $200.00
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  • Generic Company Place Holder Samsung Chromebook 2...

    MSRP $249.99
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  • Spire Mindfulness and Activity Tracker

    $129.95 MSRP $130.00
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  • Generic Company Place Holder Apple MacBook Air MF504LL/A...

  • Samsung UN65KU7000 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2016...

    MSRP $2,258.46
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  • LG Electronics 43UH6100 43-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV...

    MSRP $649.99
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  • Samsung SM-T580NZKAXAR 10.1" Galaxy Tab A T580 16GB Tablet,...

    $299.00 MSRP $299.99
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    on Amazon
  • Samsung UN65KU6300 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2016...

    $1,297.99 MSRP $1,799.99
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    on Amazon
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 SM-T230NZWAXAR 7-Inch 8GB (White)

    $194.80 MSRP $149.99
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    on Amazon
  • Apple iPad Air 2 MH0W2LL/A 9.7-Inch 16GB HDD Tablet, Gold

    $398.79 MSRP $499.00
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    on Amazon
  • Apple iPod touch family (fourth generation, fall 2010 and...

    MSRP $399.99
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    on Amazon
  • RCA LED50B45RQ 50-Inch 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV (Black)

    MSRP $799.99
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    on Amazon
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 SM-T230NZWAXAR 7-Inch 8GB (White)

    $194.80 MSRP $149.99
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    on Amazon
  • Generic Company Place Holder Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 SM-T210...

    MSRP $159.99
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  • 2016 NEW Flagship Model Asus 14-inch EEEBOOK Laptop PC,...

    MSRP $399.99
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Friday frenzy

Oscar Wilde once wrote: “Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.” Well, we have the prices, but it’s up to you to determine the value. The Black Friday sales frenzy has started early with pre- and pre-pre-pre sales hitting the market. But here’s a sampling of bargains for shoppers looking for smartphones, tablets, PCs and other computer and network goodies from the likes of Apple, Samsung, HP, Amazon and Dell, and from retailers such as Best Buy, Target and Sam’s Club.

Websites such as BFads.net, BlackFriday.com and BestBlackFriday.com have all been helpful in collecting this information. 

 

Best Buy: MacBook Pro with 13.3-inch display
  • Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display

    MSRP $1,099.00
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Best Buy: MacBook Pro with 13.3-inch display

This Apple laptop, normally priced at $1,050, will be knocked down to $900 for Thanksgiving/Black Friday in store and online. Powered by an Intel i5 quad-core processor, this machine boasts 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive.

Best Buy: Toshiba 49-inch HDTV
Best Buy: Toshiba 49-inch HDTV

This in-store-only deal is a whopper: Best Buy is slashing the price from $430 to $150 for this LED set with 1080p resolution.

Best Buy: Galaxy Tab S2 Tablet
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0" (32GB, Gold) (2015 version)

    MSRP $399.99
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Best Buy: Galaxy Tab S2 Tablet

This newest model of Samsung’s Android tablet, with a 9.7-inch display and 32GB of storage, has been marked down to $400 from $500. Best Buy is selling the 8-inch model for $350, which amounts to a $50 savings.

Amazon: Kindle
  • Kindle Paperwhite E-reader - Black, 6" High-Resolution...

    $119.99 MSRP $119.99
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Amazon: Kindle

Starting on Nov. 22, Amazon will be practically giving away its 6-inch Kindle e-readers for $50, which is about 40% off the regular price. (This is not the backlit Paperwhite version.)

Amazon: Fire TV Stick
  • (Certified Refurbished) Amazon Fire TV Stick (Previous...

    MSRP $34.99
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Amazon: Fire TV Stick

Starting on Nov. 6, Amazon will make its Fire TV Stick available for just $25, giving you access to Amazon Prime videos and more (sure wish the free selection of movies was better…)

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  • Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet

    MSRP $49.99
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Amazon: Newest edition of Fire Tablet

Save $15 on this 7-inch touchscreen tablet with WiFi connectivity and 8GB of storage. Goes on sale for $35 on Nov. 26.

Staples: Toshiba Windows 10 laptop
  • Toshiba Satellite C55-C5270 15.6 Inch Laptop (Intel...

Staples: Toshiba Windows 10 laptop

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.

Staples: iPad Air 2 tablet
  • Apple iPad Air 2 MH0W2LL/A 9.7-Inch 16GB HDD Tablet,...

    $398.79 MSRP $499.00
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Staples: iPad Air 2 tablet

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%.

Staples: Netgear router
  • NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band Gigabit WiFi...

    $259.99 MSRP $299.99
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Staples: Netgear router

Netgear Nighthawk X6 Tri-band WiFi routers will be sold for $250, which is $50 off the usual sticker price. Feature 6 antennas and up to 3.2Gbps wireless speed. Go wild, wirelessly.

Dell: OptiPlex 3020 mini tower
  • Dell OptiPlex 3020 Desktop Computer - Intel Core i5...

    MSRP $986.00
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Dell: OptiPlex 3020 mini tower

This throwback desktop machine, powered by an Intel i3 processor and running Windows 7 Professional (yes, with a free Win10 Pro upgrade), packs 4GB of RAM and 500GB of storage. Dell is slicing the price from $827 to $500.

Sam’s Club: iPad Air 2
  • Apple iPad Air 2 MH0W2LL/A 9.7-Inch 16GB HDD Tablet,...

    $398.79 MSRP $499.00
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Sam’s Club: iPad Air 2

$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. Starts Thanksgiving day, with stores opening at 7 am on Black Friday.

Sam’s Club: Vizio TV
  • VIZIO D50-D1 50-Inch 1080p Smart LED TV (2016 Model)

    MSRP $429.99
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Sam’s Club: Vizio TV

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.

Target: iPhone 6S/6S Plus
Target: iPhone 6S/6S Plus

Target will be aiding Apple by hawking the latest iPhones for $50 less than the usual $200 (iPhone 6S) and $300 (iPhone 6S Plus) for 16GB models, with qualifying two-year service plan from Verizon or Sprint. Or you can put nothing down and get a $250 Target gift card if you want to go the installment billing route. Available as of 9 pm on Thanksgiving day.

Target: Apple Watch
Target: Apple Watch

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.

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Target: Xbox One Gears of War bundle

Target is marking down the price for this Ultimate Bundle, including a 500GB Xbox One and the game Gears of War, from $350 to $300 for Black Friday shoppers. What’s more, you get a $60 Target gift card tossed in. (Gamestop is also selling the package for $300, though there does not appear to be a gift card included in its deal.)

Costco: Microsoft Surface Pro 3 bundle
  • Microsoft Surface 3 Tablet (10.8-Inch, 64 GB, Intel...

    $349.99 MSRP $499.00
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Costco: Microsoft Surface Pro 3 bundle

This flexible tablet/PC with 128GB of storage is the second newest model of Microsoft’s would-be iPad killer, and it comes with a pen and Pro Type Cover, as well as with Windows 10 and a one-year subscription for Office 365 Personal. Costco is selling it for $900, which is $250 off the regular price.

Costco: Samsung curved PC monitor
  • Samsung CF390 Series Curved 24-Inch FHD Monitor...

    $169.99 MSRP $199.99
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Costco: Samsung curved PC monitor

This 27-inch curved PC monitor boasts an HD screen and is marked down from $300 to $200 for Costco members.

Gordmans: Beats headphones
  • Beats Electronics studio

    MSRP $299.00
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Gordmans: Beats headphones

These super special wireless headphones have a $300 sticker price, but Gordmans is offering doorbuster deals from 6 pm on Thanksgiving to 1 pm on Black Friday at $180. After 1 pm, the price rises to $250. The Bluetooth headphones from Beats by Dre (now part of Apple) feature 12-hour rechargeable batteries.

BJ’s Wholesale: Samsung Smart WiFi Blu-ray player
  • Samsung Blu-ray Player w/ Built-In Wi-Fi-...

    $42.88 MSRP $89.99
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BJ’s Wholesale: Samsung Smart WiFi Blu-ray player

If you haven’t completely swung over to streaming videos, you can pick up a DVD player on the cheap at many places now. Among the deals is this Samsung device for $55, which is $35 off the usual price. Keep in mind you need to be part of the club.

JCPenney: Camera-equipped quadcopter
JCPenney: Camera-equipped quadcopter

This Sky King Quadrone with camera, regularly priced at $150, can be had for $50. It can be controlled up to about 260 feet and does all sorts of tricks, though also comes with spare rotors just in case…

GameStop: Xbox One 500GB Gears of War Ultimate Bundle
GameStop: Xbox One 500GB Gears of War Ultimate Bundle

Get the newest Xbox console, plus a copy of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (rated Mature 17+), for $50 off the usual $350 price. GameStop deals are valid from Black Friday, Nov. 27, through Sunday, Nov. 29.

Five Below: Selfie Stick
Five Below: Selfie Stick

What would a holiday shopping binge be without a stop by Five Below to stuff stockings and find office presents? Among the techie deals at this store: The price of a 3-foot selfie stick has been slashed from $5 to $2.99. Comes with an AUX cable and fits most cellphones (for those of you who would trust a $600 phone on a $2.99 stick…). Deals start at 6 pm on Thanksgiving and go until 1 am, then stores reopen on Black Friday at 7 am.

Kohl’s: Projector system
  • The Black Series by Shift3 Portable Entertainment...

    $69.88 MSRP $129.99
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Kohl’s: Projector system

This 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. Kohl’s stores open at 6 pm on Thanksgiving, though many deals will be available online starting on Nov. 23.

Kohl’s: Bluetooth character speakers
Kohl’s: Bluetooth character speakers

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.

Meijer: Linksys AC1900 WiFi Dual-Band+ Router
  • Linksys EA7500 Max-Stream AC1900 Router

    $157.92 MSRP $200.00
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Meijer: Linksys AC1900 WiFi Dual-Band+ Router

This 802.11ac router, featuring 4 gigabit ports, is on sale for $99.50, half the usual price. Includes three adjustable antennas.

Meijer: Samsung Chromebook 2
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    MSRP $249.99
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Meijer: Samsung Chromebook 2

The web-oriented laptop, featuring an 11.6 LED HD display, 16GB of storage and 2GB of RAM, is specially priced at $200, $50 off the usual price. What’s more, Meijer offers a $50 coupon for a future shopping trip.

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  • Spire Mindfulness and Activity Tracker

    $129.95 MSRP $130.00
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Spire fitness tracker

This company says its “mindfulness wearable,” available for purchase from Apple.com, Amazon.com and Spire.io, lets you know when you’re stressed out and guides you through short breathing exercises. The stylish device, which works with an app that can be paired up with Apple’s Healthkit, might be just the thing for those braving Black Friday sales. Will be reduced in price from $150 to $112.50 from Black Friday through Cyber Monday.

eBay: Apple MacBook Air with 11.6-inch screen
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eBay: Apple MacBook Air with 11.6-inch screen

EBay’s Black Friday special offers this 128GB laptop for $720, about 20% off the usual $900 price. The lightweight machine (2.38 pounds) comes with an Intel Core i5 processor and boasts 12 hours of battery life.

eBay: Samsung 65-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV
  • Samsung UN65KU7000 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV...

    MSRP $2,258.46
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eBay: Samsung 65-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

This is a serious price cut, from $4,000 for the 4K TV to $1,800.

Shopko: LG 43-inch LED HDTV
  • LG Electronics 43UH6100 43-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED...

    MSRP $649.99
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Shopko: LG 43-inch LED HDTV

This regularly priced $500 TV with 1080p resolution will sell for just under $300, in store only, as a Black Friday Doorbuster.

Target: Galaxy Tab A tablet
  • Samsung SM-T580NZKAXAR 10.1" Galaxy Tab A T580 16GB...

    $299.00 MSRP $299.99
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Target: Galaxy Tab A tablet

Target is dropping the price of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8, with 9.7-inch screen, to $230 from $300. Plus, you get a $30 Target gift card when you buy this Android device.

Office Depot/Office Max: HP 15.6-inch laptop
Office Depot/Office Max: HP 15.6-inch laptop

This system, powered by an Intel Core i5 processor and running Windows 10, also includes 6GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive. It’s being marked down from $550 to $330.

Sears: Samsung 65-inch Smart 4K UHD TV
  • Samsung UN65KU6300 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV...

    $1,297.99 MSRP $1,799.99
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Sears: Samsung 65-inch Smart 4K UHD TV

Sears is whacking $1,100 off the price of this big LED TV, for a $1,400 total.

Sears: Galaxy Tab 4 tablet
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 SM-T230NZWAXAR 7-Inch 8GB (White)

    $194.80 MSRP $149.99
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Sears: Galaxy Tab 4 tablet

This 7-inch Android tablet will be available for the low, low price of $120, which is $60 off the usual price.

Office Depot/Office Max: Toshiba Encore 2 Windows Tablet
Office Depot/Office Max: Toshiba Encore 2 Windows Tablet

This 10.1-inch tablet with Windows 8.1 and 32GB of storage is being marked down to $90 from $300.

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  • Apple iPad Air 2 MH0W2LL/A 9.7-Inch 16GB HDD Tablet,...

    $398.79 MSRP $499.00
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Wal-Mart: iPad Air 2 Gold

One of Wal-Mart’s back-page specials, it’s the 16 GB version and the price represents a $100 discount.

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Wal-Mart: 15.6” HP Touch Laptop

Another Wal-Mart back-page special, laptop features Intel Celeron processor, 4 GB memory and a 500 GB hard drive.

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Wal-Mart: Samsung Galaxy S on StraightTalk Wireless

A savings of $250, the phone features an Android 4.4 OS, 5.1” touchscreen, 4G LTE and 16MP/2.1MP rear/front cameras.

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  • Apple iPod touch family (fourth generation, fall 2010...

    MSRP $399.99
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Toys R Us: Apple iPod touch

The toy store is knocking $50 off the price of any iPod touch, which are currently listed at $200 (16GB) and $$275 (32GB) on the retailer’s website.

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  • RCA LED50B45RQ 50-Inch 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV (Black)

    MSRP $799.99
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Kmart: RCA 50-inch LED HDTV

Regularly priced at $550, this rear-lit LED LCD TV will sell for $400 during Kmart’s Black Friday sale (which technically lasts from Thanksgiving until the day after Black Friday).

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  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 SM-T230NZWAXAR 7-Inch 8GB (White)

    $194.80 MSRP $149.99
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Kmart: Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

This 7-inch tablet, normally priced at $180, will be cut to $120, plus Kmart Shop Your Way members get $20 back in points. The tablet comes with 8GB of memory and has a MicroSD slot to up memory by 32GB.

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hhgregg: iPad Air 2

Save $100 for a 16GB edition of Apple’s 9.7-inch iPad tablet, priced at $400 by the retailer, which kicks off its Black Friday madness at midnight online on Thanksgiving Day.

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hhgregg: Apple TV

The new Apple TV 64GB edition with Siri will sell for $180 rather than the usual $200.

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  • Generic Company Place Holder Samsung Galaxy Tab 3...

    MSRP $159.99
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Newegg: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3

The online retailer is knocking $60 off this 7-inch Android tablet, so you get it for $80. Comes with 8GB of storage and 1GB of RAM.

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  • 2016 NEW Flagship Model Asus 14-inch EEEBOOK Laptop...

    MSRP $399.99
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Newegg: ASUS EeeBook Laptop

Boasts 2GB of memory and 32GB SSD for $170, which is $80 off. Comes with Windows 8.1, upgradeable to Win10 for free.