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Black Friday deals round-up [updated]

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Black FridayWe are swiftly approaching Black Friday. Or, as I like to call it, the best work day of the year. The highways are empty, clients don’t call, and the boss is usually gone so I can play Call of Duty 4 multiplayer with my coworkers all day long.

A lot of you, however, will be out shopping. Over the past couple of weeks, the Dabbledoo sites have been reporting on numerous developer deals and “leaked” retail ads, so we’ve collected the best of them here for you in one neat article, organized by retailer and product type. As Friday approaches, we’ll continue to update this list, so be sure to check back often.

Retailers

  • Apple -Apple’s eagerly awaited Black Friday sales numbers have finally been made public on their website. With savings up to $101 on certain Mac models, these prices aren’t as aggressive as I would’ve liked to see. That said, I’m not going to complain because there are some pretty nice savings on products that Apple usually never puts on sale. As this is only a one day thing and Christmas is right around the corner, I recommend that you head over to the online Apple Store right now and start taking advantage of them.
  • BJ’s – BJ’s, the land of bulk buys, is looking good for Black Friday this year according to a flyer I just got handed. The deals range from in-store deals to online deals at bjs.com (how there were able to secure that domain name I’ll never know). Here is a look at…
  • GameStop – Well, the most anticipated video game related Black Friday ad may have just emerged today. Both Kotaku and BlackFriday.info are reporting that GameStop’s ad circular for Black Friday 2008 has been leaked onto the internet. Aside from the rather obvious “Buy 2 Get 1 Free” used game deal that GameStops…
  • KB Toys – In what could be a very smart move, KB Toys has announced that over half of its stores open at midnight for Black Friday 2008. There are 460 KB Toys stores nationwide, and 270 of them will be open early for customers. KB Toys has also announced that its doorbuster…
  • Meijer – The Meijer Thanksgiving Day print ad just arrived, and it has several sale items worth noting. The sale is in all Meijer stores from 6 a.m. to midnight on Thanksgiving Day (November 27, 2008).
  • NewMicro Center – Tech and computer retail store Micro Center has a whole bunch of stuff on sale starting Black Friday (November 27, 2008) through the whole weekend. It begins at 8 a.m. on Friday and ends 6 p.m. Sunday, November 30, 2008.
  • Radio Shack – RadioShack’s Black Friday ad is now out and here’s what they are offering to those brave folks willing to wait in line for the 6am opening: Canon PIXMA MX300 Office All-in-One Printer (Requires Purchase of EX-Z9 Camera) – Free after $50.00 MIR. Memorex MCC228 HD Digital Camcorder- $79.99 (regularly $119.99)…
  • Staples – As we get closer and closer to Black Friday, we find more and more deals being leaked by stores. In addition to Dell ads, which were leaked earlier today, we have a few Staples ads that show what they have planned for us. There are only about 6 items listed…
  • Target – If you like to do your shopping early (pre-Black Friday), Target has a printed toys coupon book available in stores with a few tech toys and one game coupon. The only real game coupon is $5 off Mario Kart for Wii. It includes the Wheel peripheral. The others, more techie…
  • Toys ‘r’ Us – If you never wanted to grow up, perhaps you should consider consoling yourself by checking out what could be the leaked Toys R Us Black Friday 2008 ad listing that is appearing on BlackFriday.info, Black Friday Ads and CAG. However, ad scans have not shown up so we don’t know…
  • Wal Mart – You may remember about a week ago when Gadgetell posted the doorbuster/main sales from Wal-Mart. Recently, they have unveiled their full Black Friday sales, and I must say, they are looking pretty good. Camcorders They only have 2 camcorders listed for sale and one is the Pure Digital F230 camcorder…
  • Walgreens – We all know, love, hate and possibly do our best to ignore Black Friday. For deals on gadgets and tech, you’d expect the main electronic stores to participate: Best Buy, Circuit City, maybe even Wal-Mart and Target. You can add one more to that list that you probably wouldn’t expect…

iPod/iPhone

  • NewTen One Design – Ten One Design, LLC, creators of the world’s first iPod touch/iPhone-compatible stylus, has announced that on Black Friday (Nov. 28), the Pogo Stylus will be available online for only $14.96, a 25% savings. Even better, they’re throwing in USPS shipping for free.
  • NewShadesCases – From November 28th through December 5th, or while supplies last, ShadesCases will be offering 40 to 50% off every case iPod and iPhone case they sell. These make great, inexpensive gifts for the iPod or iPhone owner on your gift list.
  • Speck – Not all of us have the iPhone 3G or any of the new iPod designs. And, not all of us can expect to be getting them this holiday season. I mean, come on, there are Blu-ray players to buy. Flash Gordon figures. Games for the Wii (well, not really…the Wii’s…

Electronics

  • Cell Phone – Looking for a great Black Friday phone deal? If so, you may want to check out the Motorola ZN5 because T-Mobile will be dropping the price down to free. The good news here is that you can still take care of all your Black Friday shopping and not worry about missing out because T-Mobile has turned this into a Black Friday weekend and this offer is valid from November 28 through November 30.
  • GPS – One of the hottest gifts this holiday season is going to be GPSs. Everyone, at some point in their life, has gotten lost multiple times while on the road and owning a GPS these days seems almost as necessary as having a cell phone. In case you want a general…
  • HDTV – As Black Friday is coming closer and closer, more and more sales are made available for the public. The guys over at BFads have put together a nice piece about how to buy a HDTV and more importantly, what sales will be taking place. Keep in mind that these sales…

Video Games/Systems

  • PlayStation 3 at Best Buy – For buyers who have been on the fence about buying a Playstation 3, perhaps what is offered here should aid in tipping your funds towards Sony’s cause. A new Best Buy holiday bundle, based on information from here, shows an 80 GB Playstation 3 that includes both Ratchet & Clank:…
  • Wii at eCost – Discount electronics site eCost has an awesome Black Friday offer appropriately named the Outrageous Offer. The site will be offering one Wii each hour for US$99 starting at 8:00 a.m. (EST), November 28, 2008. The Wii comes with Wii Sports, sensor bar, stand, a WiiMote and a Nunchuck. The graphic indicates that eCost estimates that only 10 Wiis will be sold at that price.
  • Gamertell Video Game Round Up – For those of you looking for all the great Black Friday (aka the day after Thanksgiving, aka November 28, 2008) video game deals all in one place, you can check out all of our Black Friday posts. For those of you who like things in nice, nifty, easy-to-browse lists, here…
  • NewGames at Apple – Even if you didn’t get up at the crack of dawn this morning to participate in the mass hysteria that is Black Friday, you can still get some amazing buys all day online. For Mac gamers (and yes, we exist) the Apple store is offering some kick-ass buys on popular games – today only.
  • Games at Circuit City – Hot on the heels of what may be the Best Buy Black Friday 2008 ad comes Circuit City’s ad. Its filled with sales on quite a few games, though Sony’s PSP, PS2 and PS3 seem a bit under-represented when compared to the DS, Wii and Xbox 360. Even so, it…
  • Games/Utilities from Freeverse – Freeverse understands that Thanksgiving is a time for visiting with family and giving thanks for your bounties. And what better way to give thanks than by totally ignoring your family and playing some pretty good games on your Mac? To help you along, Freeverse has knocked 50% off every Mac product they sell. That’s 30+ titles, including games such as Winguts 2, Burning Monkey Solitaire, Heroes of Might and Magic V, and Big Bang Brain Games. Their productivity apps and utilities are included, as well, so you can pick up titles such as Sound Studio, Lineform, Periscope and Comic Life for half the normal price.
  • Games at K-Mart – And the sales have begun. In this week’s Kmart print ad, the chain is promoting “Black Friday Price Available Now!“ with at least one item. At the top of the game page (page 2) is Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock for PS2 for $44.99 (regular price is $89.99, limited…
  • Games at Kohls – Kohl’s is probably the last store you think of when go shopping for video games. You still might want to give their ad a once over for Black Friday 2008. A potential ad scan for Kohl’s has just leaked onto the internet, and it does have quite a few video…
  • Games at the Playstation Store – With the Thanksgiving holiday rapidly approaching, Sony has decided to gift gamers early with enough games and content worthy of a feast. Digitally speaking, that is.
  • Games at StarWarsShop.com – The Star Wars Shop offers 10% off all kinds of force-related paraphernalia from clothing to games, from figures to replicas. Where else can you find a Darth Vader mugshot t-shirt, a Boba Fett hoodie and a Wookie Cannonball t-shirt all at the same place? OK, besides my dream bachelor pad?
  • Games at Target – As Thanksgiving draws closer, even more of the major retailers’ Black Friday ads leak out. One of the latest scans is for Target, and it features a nice selection of video game deals. While there are a few shovelware-ish titles tossed in, there are some nice deals to be had.…
  • Games at Wal Mart – One of this season’s most anticipated Black Friday ads for 2008, the Walmart ad, has just been leaked. BlackFriday.info, Black Friday Ads and CAG are all reporting on the various deals in the ad, with both BlackFriday.info and Black Friday Ads offering complete scans of the leaked circular. While it…
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  1. AT&T is for last year's. try again.

    chuck
  2. Nice catch, Chuck. Fixed.

    Kirk Hiner