Black Friday 2014 best deals and tips not to get screwed

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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

Tablets

Laptops

Phones

SEE ALSO: Microsoft goes big on Xbox One games discounts

Amazon

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:

TVs

Phones

Gaming

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

TVs

Tablets

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

Friday, November 28th

Target

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.

TVs

Phones/tablets

Game consoles

Accessories

Walmart

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

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

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

Staples

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:

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