Black Friday 2016

50-plus jaw-dropping Black Friday 2016 tech deals

iPhones, Amazon gadgets, Android tablets, Windows 10 computers, Xbox bundles, big cheap TVs & other Black Friday 2016 bargains

Black Friday 2016

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4pm Thanksgiving Day. Among the deals, this 7-inch Android tablet for $70, which is $60 off the regular price. It comes with 8GB of storage and can be expanded via a 32GB microSD card.

Shopko: Polaroid 10-inch tablet bundle

Perhaps not the first name the comes to mind for tablets, but yes, Polaroid makes this 10-inch system featuring Android 6.0 and comes with a Bluetooth keyboard in this bundle for $60 ($140 off the regular price). Boasts 8GB of storage and 1GB of RAM. Loving the promo language on the Shopko website about “Keep yourself nice and occupied by purchasing this…”

BJ’s Wholesale Club: Samsung Galaxy Tab A tablet

BJ’s is offering this 7-inch Android tablet with 16GB of storage, plus a bonus 16GB microSD card, for $90, which is $50 off the regular price. BJ’s is offering this deal from Nov. 18 through Nov. 29, though stores are closed on Thanksgiving.

Kmart: Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7-inch tablet 

This Android device with 8GB of storage regularly goes for $150, but Kmart is selling it for $100 and including $50 of Shop Your Way Reward points to use at a later time.

Target: Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch tablet

Get the big Apple iPad with 128GB of storage for $450, which is about $150 off via this deal. Supports 802.11ac Wi-Fi and LTE cellular connectivity.

Staples: Amazon Fire HD 8-inch tablet

Staples, which opens its doors on Black Friday at 6am but is closed on Thanksgiving, is axing the price of this tablet from $130 to $80.

Walgreens: Polaroid 7-inch tablet

Walgreens might not be the first place you think of to buy tablets and Polaroid might not be the first manufacturer you think of either for this item, but Walgreens is cutting the price of Polaroid’s 7-inch tablet to $30, so if you’re looking for an inexpensive one, you don’t have much to lose here. The Android device comes with 8GB of storage.

Staples: Microsoft Surface Pro 4 i5

This high-end tablet is going for $800 at Staples on Black Friday, down from the usual price of $1,000. This Intel Core i5 processor-powered tablet has a 12.3-inch display and runs Windows 10. It includes 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Keep in mind that while this tablet comes with a Surface Pen, it doesn’t include a detachable keyboard – that’ll run you another $100 or so.

Toys R Us: Polaroid Wi-Fi tablets

Yes, Polaroid makes tablets, too! The toy store is offering Polaroid 7- or 9-inch Wi-Fi tablets for $30 ($30 off) and $40 ($30 off) respectively. The tablets run Android and come with 8GB of storage.

Amazon: Fire HD 8-inch tablet

The Fire HD 8-inch tablet will cost $60 ($30 off) on Nov. 24-25, and Amazon is promising that its Alexa cloud-based voice service is on the way. Starts at 16GB of storage though is expandable to 200GB via a microSD slot.

Meijer: Samsung Galaxy Tab E Lite 7.0

Marked down from $120 to $70, plus you get a $20 store gift card tossed in. Android device features 8GB of storage, 1GB of RAM and a 7-inch screen. 


Best Buy: Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge bundled with VR kit

Best Buy will sweeten the purchase of a new Android phone, which costs about $28 per month for 24 months under an installment plan, by tossing in a $250 store gift card PLUS A Samsung Gear VR viewer.

Target: iPhone 7 or 7 Plus

Put $0 and sign up for a 24-month installment plan ($36 for 128GB Plus, $31 for 128GB iPhone 7) and you’ll get a $250 Target gift card.

Verizon: $10/month for Android smartphones 

Verizon is offering phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S7, Pixel Phone from Google and Moto Z Droid for $10/month for 24 months, 0% APR, which is a savings of up to $400 on these devices.


LeEco: Super4 X65 TV

The price of this 65-inch TV has been cut to $1,100 and the set comes bundled with a Le S3 ecophone that supports Android apps (valued at $250)

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LeEco Super4 65-inch TV

Best Buy: LG 60-inch 4K Smart Ultra HDTV

The retailer is lopping $200 off the price of this LED set, for a final price of $600.

Walmart: 50-inch LED HDTVs from Class Element and Emersen

Perhaps not household names, but might one of these make it into your household for $225?

Sears: Samsung 40-inch LED TV

Sears has plenty of TVs on its sales list this holiday season, and among them is this 1080p HDTV set marked down from $400 to $250.

Meijer: 60-inch Vizio Smart 4K UHD TV

Meijer is marking down this big set by $370 to $600. It features 4 HDMI inputs and 2 USB ports.

Costco: Vizio 60" Smart 4K 240Hz UHDTV w/ Built-in Chromecast

This is a lot of LED TV for $750 for members of the wholesale club.

Network gear

Office Depot/Office Max: TP-Link AC1900 Wi-Fi router

This dual-band 802.11ac wireless router has been slashed from $150 to $90 for Black Friday by Office Depot/Office Max. Features 3 external dual-band antennas, a high-power amplifier 4 Gigabit LAN ports and 1 Gigabit WAN port.

Starry Station: Touchscreen router

Regularly priced at $300, this device will be marked down by $75 from Nov. 23-29, and is available on as well as via and Best Buy. Beautifully designed 802.11a/b.g/n/ac Wi-Fi router displays all of your connected devices, surfaces connectivity problems and suggestions solutions. Dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz. Features parental controls as well.

Sam’s Club: Linksys AC2400 Router

This 4x4 802.11ac Wi-Fi router, marked down from $120 to $80, pumps data at up to 1733Mbps and is powered by a 1.4GHz dual-core CPU. Includes 4 Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 and eSATA/USB2.0 ports. Sam’s Club deals run from Nov. 25-27.

Best Buy: eero Wi-Fi access points

Blanket your home with Wi-Fi coverage via a three-pack of these 802.11ac dual-band APs from eero for $400 ($100 off)

Luma: Home Wi-Fi system
Secure, fast Internet connectivity minus the dead spots. Grab a 3-pack of Luma devices for $300 ($100 off) or 2-pack for $250 ($50 off) from 11/20 to 12/3.

Drones, smart watches, gaming systems and other odds & ends

Walmart: Dji Drone Phantom Standard 3 or Promark 3D Virtual Reality HD Drone

Go high-end with the Dji model, marked down from about $500 to $370, or the more affordable Promark, which zooms in at $99 ($49 off)

Sears: Amazon Echo digital assistant

This could be a big seller during the holidays, and Sears is cutting the price from $180 to $140. Too lazy to look up the weather on your phone or look outside? Want a more mobile music system for the house? Echo could be for you (though let’s see how Amazon prices it too this holiday season).

Target: Xbox One S 500GB Bundle (Battlefield 1 or Minecraft) or PS4 500GB Slim bundle with Uncharted 4

Get either gaming bundle for $250 ($50 off the regular price) plus a $40 Target gift card

Dollar General:  Xbox Live Gold membership card 

The store is offering 50% off the usual 3-month Microsoft Xbox Gold Membership card, listed at $25.

Overstock: Star Wars Kylo Ren voice-changing mask

Hours of amusement, we’re sure. And 25% off at $30 for the Star Wars fan who has everything.

Various retailers: New Nintendo 3DS portable gaming system

Nintendo announced two special-edition models, one white and one black featuring Mushroom Kingdom characters/imagery, for $100, at least $50 off what the 3DS usually goes for. Gaming system provides 3D-like effects without the dorky glasses. 

Rite Aid: Philips Earbuds

This pharmacy isn’t exactly a treasure trove for high tech items, but if you happen to be at one, these $6 Philips Earbuds ($10 off, plus you get $6 in Plenti Points for their reward system) with soft rubberized caps make for a nice stocking stuffer.

Harbor Freight Tools: Bunker Hill wireless surveillance system

Harbor Freight is knocking $80 off this this 4-channel security system and 2 cameras, which will sell for $200 as a Black Friday deal. Keep track of entrances and exits using a 7-inch monitor screen, which displays video from up to 4 cameras and records video using an optional 32GB SD card.

True Value Hardware: Striker Drone

This glow-in-the-dark hovering machine, which is 2.4GHz WiFi-enabled and can record video to your smartphone/tablet, is being marked down by 40% to $70. The drone can be used indoors/outdoors, and weighs in at 3 pounds. For True Value, “Black Friday” extends from Nov. 16-29.

Kohl’s: Apple Watch Series 1 & 2

Apple and Kohl’s have buddied up so that the retailer better known for its clothing sales will be adding Apple Watches to the accessories it sells. The Series 1 & 2 watches will sell for $269 and $369, respectively, which is no bargain, but Kohl’s sweetens the deal for holiday shoppers by including $105 in Kohl’s cash for Series 2 buyers and $75 in Kohl’s cash for Series 1 buyers.

JCPenney: Tzumi Dream Vision Virtual Reality Headset

Okay, this isn’t exactly an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive setup, but if you aren’t ready to pull the trigger on one of those advanced virtual reality systems, you could get a taste of VR for $10 with this deal (half price). The promo on the JCPenney website says “ready for most phones,” but that would seem to be limited to Android ones. 

Michael’s: Sharper Image Virtual Reality viewer

Even the arts/crafts supply retailer is getting the VR bug, offering this viewer, which it claims works with most smartphones. The gadget usually sells for $50, but comes in at $20 for Black Friday shoppers, and even less if you grab one of the 25% to 50% coupons Michael’s is making available over the Thanksgiving holiday shopping weekend.

Amazon Echo

The Amazon Echo voice-controlled device (via its Alexa technology) will be available for $140, which is $40 off the usual price.

GameStop: Xbox One S 500 Games of War bundle

This package will go for $250 ($50 off), plus exclusive blue console and controllers available (Microsoft has actually branched out beyond black and white systems with a variety of limited edition colors). GameStop isn’t open on Thanksgiving Day, but its deals are expected to be available at least by then online.

Newegg: Google Chromecast

The easy-to-use streaming media player (2nd generation) is being offered for $25, which is $10. Stocking stuffer?

Target: Beats 2 wireless headphones

These high-end, comfortable headphones are being reduced in price from $300 to $120. Doctor Dre-approved.

Roku: Streaming Stick, Express+
Get these Roku streaming devices for $14 off each, for final prices of $36 (at Walmart) and $25 (at Kohl’s) respectively through 11/28. Also available at

Belkin: Valet charge dock for Apple Watch and iPhone

This rose gold dual-charging station features a chrome cast arm, integrated magnetic charger for Apple Watch and an adjustable Lightning connector designed to accommodate most cases while charging. Lists for $130, but Belkin is offering $25 off any purchase of $100-plus on Black Friday, Nov. 25. Discounts rise to $60 off $200 purchases and $100 off $300 buys.

Belkin Valet charge dock Belkin

Belkin valet charge dock: style & power

Amazon: Belkin Ultra Fit USB 3.0 SDCZ43 128GB flash drive

Regularly $119, this ultra-small drive that’s ideal for notebooks and boasts read speeds of up to 150MB/s, can be had by Amazon Prime members for just over $30.

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