2017 Black Friday deals

Black Friday 2014 best deals and tips not to get screwed

Thanksgiving is around the corner and retailers are already gearing up to offer big discounts and deals on Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year (at least here in United States), which this year falls in November 28.

Below is the list of major retailers offering the best Black Friday deals. For more information I would recommend you to visit BlackFriday.com, the website dedicated to publish every single deal there is to know on the biggest shopping day of the year.

Microsoft Store

If you’re a Windows user, you should stop first by the Microsoft Store. This year Microsoft is offering many deals on laptops, phones, tablets, and especially on Xbox. For gaming, the company is offering a handful of Xbox One bundles including Assassin’s Creed: Unity and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. And games too, such as Sunset Overdrive, Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition, and many more. (All Microsoft Store deals)


  • Xbox One for $349 ($50 off), or $429.99 with Kinect ($50 off), both with Assassin’s Creed bundle


  • Surface Pro 3 (i3 and i7 versions) for $150 off
  • Surface Pro 3 (i5 version) for $100 off
  • Surface Pro 2 for $100 off
  • HP Stream 7-inch for $99


  • Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series for $279 at Office Depot (regular price $549)
  • Dell Inspiron 15 i15547-5033sLV Signature Edition for $399 (regular price $599)
  • Dell Inspiron 20 3043-1252BLK Signature Edition for $299 (regular price $449)
  • Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 64GB Signature Edition 2 in 1 PC for $299 (regular price $349)


  • Nokia Lumia 830 with a free Fitbit Flex for $99
  • AT&T Nokia Lumia 635 for $39 off-contract (regular price $168)

SEE ALSO: Microsoft goes big on Xbox One games discounts


Like always Amazon is offering tons of great deals and long before Black Friday. Actually this year, Amazon will run a full week of deals with best deals on both Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday. Also Amazon will be offering even more deals throughout the Cyber monday week. To see all the deals, visit this Amazon page.

Here are some of the deals you can expect from the largest online retailer:


  • LG 65-inch 120Hz LED TV for $648
  • Samsung 55-inch 4K Smart LED TV
  • 32-inch LED TV for $79.99
  • 40-inch 1080p LED TV for $119
  • Toshiba 50-inch LED TV $199
  • Vizio 55-inch Smart LED TV $478


  • LG G3 for $0.01 with two-year contract
  • HTC One M8 for $0.01 with two-year contract


  • Xbox One for “Amazon’s lowest price ever” and $150 in digital content

Best Buy

For those willing to make a trip to the mall and wait in line, Best Buy will open over 1,000 of its stores in Thanksgiving Day with great deals on TVs and good deals on other electronics. This year Best Buy will have “doorbuster” deals on Thanksgiving, at 5PM local time, and on Black Friday, at 8AM local time. (All Best Buy deals)

Best Buy Black Friday 2014 Store Opening: 5 p.m. Thursday 11/27 through 1 a.m. Friday 11/28, and 8 a.m. Friday 11/28

Here are some of the deals:

Game consoles

  • Xbox One 500GB with Kinect, additional controller, Assassin’s Creed: UnityAssassin’s Creed: Black Flag, and Dance Central Spotlight for $429.99 (regular price $499.99)
  • PlayStation 4 500GB with Grand Theft Auto V and The Last of Us Remastered for $399.99 (regular price $399.99 — console only)


  • Samsung 55-inch curved LED Ultra HD TV for $1,299.99 (regular price $2,199.99)
  • Sony 55-inch LED Ultra HD TV for $1,499 (regular price $2,999.99)
  • Panasonic 50-inch LED 1080p HDTV for $199.99
  • Samsung 55-inch LED Ultra HD TV for $899.99 


  • iPad mini 3 models all discounted by $75 (starting at $324.99)
  • iPad Air 2 models all discounted by $100
  • Surface Pro 3 128GB or larger discounted between $100 to $150

Office Depot

Office Depot will offer its discounts on Thursday, November 27, customers can expect $100 off on Android tablets, $120 off on Toshiba laptops, and up to $300 off on Dell notebooks. Office Depot will start the sales on Thursday at midnight online, and the store will open at 6AM local time. Then on Black Friday, deals start at midnight online, and 8AM in the stores. (All Office Depot deals)

Office Depot and OfficeMax Black Friday 2014 Store Opening: 6-9 p.m. Thursday 11/27, and 8 a.m. Friday 11/28

Thursday, November 27th

  • Dell Inspiron 15 laptop for $179.99 ($120 savings)
  • Dell Inspiron 15 3000 laptop computer for $279.99 ($300 savings)
  • Toshiba Chromebook for $199 ($80 savings)
  • Kindle Fire HD 6-inch 8GB Wi-Fi tablet for $79.99 ($20 savings)
  • Craig 7-inch 16GB Android tablet with keyboard case for $49.99 ($70 savings)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1-inch 16GB tablet for $249.99 ($100 savings)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8-inch 16GB tablet for $199.99 ($70 savings)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7-inch 8GB tablet for $149.99 ($50 savings)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7-inch 8GB tablet for $89.99 ($70 savings)
  • Skullcandy 2XL earbuds for $1.99 ($3 savings)
  • Craig Bluetooth Speakers for $9.99 ($30 savings)
  • Targus 2,600 mAh external battery for $4.99 ($15 savings)
  • Beats Studio Ekocycle headphones for $169.99 ($130 savings)

Friday, November 28th

  • Toshiba Satellite C55 laptop for $159.99 ($120 savings)


Target will offer pre-sale Black Friday in the store an online starting Wednesday, November 26. On Thanksgiving Day, November 27, Target will open at 6PM local time. (All Target deals)

Target Black Friday 2014 Store Opening: 6 p.m. Thursday 11/27

Here is the roundup of deals you can expect from Target for Thanksgiving.


  • Element 40-inch 1080p LED HDTV for $119 (regular price $349.99)
  • Samsung 50-inch 1080p LED HDTV with $30 Target gift card for $477.99 (regular price $849.99)
  • Vizio 39-inch 720 LED HDTV for $219.99 (regular price $349.99)


  • Samsung Galaxy S5 16GB with 2-year contract on AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint for $0.01(regular price $199.99)
  • iPhone 6 16GB with 2-year contract on AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint, and a $30 Target gift card for $179.99 (regular price $199.99)
  • iPad Air 2 16GB Wi-Fi only plus a $140 Target gift card for $499 (regular price $499)
  • Buy any iPad mini 2 ($299) or older iPad Air ($399) and get a $100 Target gift card

Game consoles

  • Xbox One 500GB with one controller, Assassin’s Creed Unity digital download, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag digital download, for $329 plus a $50 Target gift card (regular price $399)
  • PlayStation 4 500GB with one controller and Grand Theft Auto 5 and The Last of Usdigital download for $399 (regular price $399.99 — console only)


  • Beats Solo headphones for $97 (regular price $169)
  • Fitbit Charge sleep and activity tracker for $99.99 (regular price $129.99)
  • Google Chromecast for $24.99 (regular price $34.99)


Walmart will be hosting deals for five days beginning Thanksgiving morning and ending on Cyber Monday on December 1. On selected items Walmart will be offering 1-Hour Guarantee, which basically means that those who buy items between 6AM and 7PM will be able to take the product home or have it delivered before Christmas. (All Walmart deals)

Walmart Black Friday 2014 Store Opening: 6 p.m. Thursday 11/27. Doorbusters Start, 6 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Thursday, and 6 a.m. Friday

  • Xbox One Halo “The Master Chief Collection” Bundle for $329 with a $30 Walmart Gift Card
  • Vizio 65″ Class Smart LED HDTV for $648 ($350 savings)
  • 50″ Class LED HDTV for $218 ($180 savings)
  • Apple iPad Mini 16GB with Wi-Fi for $199 with a $30 Walmart Gift Card ($70 value)
  • Ace Style on Straight Talk Wireless for $29 ($100 savings)
  • Beats by Dr. Dre Wireless Headphones for $149 ($130 savings)
  • HP Intel Celeron Touch Laptop for $249 (special buy)
  • LG Blu-ray Disc Player for $35 (special buy)

On Thanksgiving, Walmart online will offer many Black Friday deals through its website including:

  • Samsung 55-inch 4K Ultra HD Curved Smart TV for $1,298 ($900 savings)
  • Dell 15.6-inch Touchscreen Laptop for $549 ($200 savings)
  • Toshiba 2-in-1 11.6-inch Touchscreen Laptop for $299 ($130 savings)
  • Canon Rebel TSi dSLR Camera 2-Lens Bundle for $699 ($400 savings)

On November 27, at the 8PM event costumer will have many big deals including:

  • Vizio 50″ Smart LED 4K Ultra HDTV for $698 ($300 savings)
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 on Straight Talk Wireless for $249 ($200 savings)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7-inch Wi-Fi Tablet for $99 ($40 savings)
  • Sony Bluetooth Sound Bar with Wired Subwoofer for $88 ($50 savings)


Staples will open on Thanksgiving at 6PM to 10PM, and on Friday at 6AM. (All Staples deals)

Some of the deals include:

  • Asus laptop with Intel’s Atom processor and 2GB of RAM for $99 (regular price $200)
  • Toshiba Satellite S55-B5280, 15.6″ Laptop, 12GB Memory, 1TB Hard Drive, Intel Core i7, Windows 8.1 for $670 (regular price $900)
  • Toshiba C55-B5362, Intel Core i3, 4GB RAM, 500GB Hard drive, 15.6″ TruBrite® TFT display, Laptop for $280 (regular price $500)
  • Dell i5447-6250sLV, Intel Core i5, Windows 8, 8GB RAM, 1 TB Hard drive, 14″ LED Backlight Touch Display, Laptop for $600 (regular price $750)

Black Friday online 

Here is a list of computer manufactures having online Black Friday sales and I also included Newegg, which is another good electronic online retailer with great deals:

  • Dell
  • Lenovo
  • HP
  • Newegg

Black Friday buying tips not to get screwed

  • Avoid buying computers that justify the price by bundling software, accessories, and in-store support
  • Warranty are pretty much worthless. If the device does not fail in the 14-day return policy period, it’s more than likely that it will last the time it was designed for
  • If you’re planning to purchase an Ultrabook, Laptop, or desktop, choose the one with the highest resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels or better)
  • If you’re buying a monitor don’t buy anything larger of 23-inch with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, because it will look pixelated
  • If you will be making the trip to the mall, when you get in line, ask the staff where to find the items you’re interested in, it will save you time
  • Focus only in the items you planned to get
  • Have ad magazine at all time to avoid grabbing the wrong item
  • Ask for return policies on Black Friday deals.
  • Do not buy cables and specific accessories at the store. They’re always cheaper online
  • Keep Black Friday shopping on actually Friday
  • Plan ahead of time and research the items you are intending to purchase. You may find it cheaper already online.
  • Look out for those asterisks on the ads (*), which often give you important information about the item
  • Sometimes deals come from brands you never heard of, which means that you don’t know for sure if they are good or not. Keep it simple, buy from the brands you know