More Black Friday ad madness! We've just posted the Costco Black Friday 2013 Sale ad scan. Costco will be avoiding Thanksgiving and starting their sale on the actual Black Friday, and they have online-only exclusive offers, as well. Plus, we've posted ads from Staples, Kmart, Lowes, CVS and Fred Meyer.
The insanity continues! We've just posted several new Black Friday sale ads, including eBay, Bed Bath & Beyond, True Value, Old Navy, Pep Boys and Big Lots. eBay will have the PlayStation Vita for $150, and Old Navy will open at 7PM on Thanksgiving with 50% off the entire store.
The insanity explodes! Walmart is starting Black Friday a week early on November 22nd at 8AM, both in-store and online (5AM PT online), and offering Black Friday prices on select items to match competitors' BF sales.
Highlights include the LeapFrog LeadPad 2 Explorer for $40 (historical low), the LG 50LN5200 1080p 60Hz 50" LED HDTV for $498 and Skylanders and Infinity Starter Packs for $37 (historical low). See the full list here.
With 75+ ads and counting at our Black Friday Hub, let's recap some of the best tech deals that will be appearing in stores starting next week. Heavy-hitters like Best Buy, Walmart and Target and popular categories like HDTVs, tablets, laptops and gaming figure heavily among the most exciting deals. Here are some highlights (all times local):
Through December 7th, AT&T Wireless is taking 50% off select smartphones with new 2-year agreement required (new customers or upgrade). Shipping is free; the activation fee is a $36 one-time charge for each new device. The new Nokia Lumia 1520 6" 1080p Windows 8 Smartphone (black, red, yellow and white) is on sale for $100 shipped with 2-year agreement. Here's The Verge's review of this behemoth.
We're just three days away from the Black Friday sales that will be raining down on Thursday (aka Thanksgiving). There are now over 90 ads at our Black Friday Hub! Click through to see the sales at your favorite stores like Target, Best Buy, Staples, Toys R Us, Walmart and dozens more. Plotting Raccoon--->
We also posted a timeline of some of the best tech deals to expect Thursday and Friday. For other categories, check out the full list of Editors' Picks. Of course, you'll find the best online deals here at Ben's Bargains 24/7. Good luck!
Just 22 shopping days till Christmas! We've put together a series of holiday buying guides to help you cut through the clutter and make wise choices for you and your loved ones. If you see something you like, create a Deal Alert(registration required) so you won't miss out on any upcoming sale prices!
Through December 24th, Boost Mobile is offering a free month of service (up to $60 in account credit) when you buy and activate any of their phones. Shipping is always free, but you can get free overnight shipping starting on Friday. Devices offered include the iPhone 5c (pictured), iPhone 5s, iPhone 4s and the Samsung Galaxy S III.
Boost Mobile is on the Sprint Network and charges $55 per month (as low as $40 after on-time payments) for unlimited talk, text and data (~2.5GB).
Best Buy has the Despicable Me 2 Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy on preorder for $20 with free in-store pickup or free shipping on orders $25+. Also includes a Minion soft lunch box and a download code to watch the movie early via CinemaNow (requires free account). More offer details. Release date is 12/9. Amazon now has it for the same price without the extras.
Green Man Gaming has Total War: Rome II (Windows PC) for $30 - 20% off with coupon code GMG20-CV2W4-DSYBT [Exp 12/9] = $24 downloaded. Features an all new graphics engine and new battle types like naval/land, settlement outskirt battles, river battles, ambushes and more. Due for a September 3rd release.
Starts at 3:10PM PT. Amazon has The Last of Us (Playstation 3) for $25 with free shipping on orders of $35 or more. From the creators of the Uncharted series this game blends survival and action elements to survive a world pandemic that has the last of civilization killing each other for food.
GameFly has Saints Row IV (Windows PC) for $33 - 20% off with coupon code GFDNOV20 [Exp 11/30] = $27 downloaded. Set five years after Saints Row: The Third, the leader of the gang is elected President of the United States and now must fight off an alien invasion.
Frys has BEYOND: Two Souls (Playstation 3) for $35 with free shipping. Starring actors Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe, this psychological thriller game centers around the question about what happens after death.
Best Buy has the Logitech G400s 4000DPI Optical Gaming Mouse (910-003589) for $40 with free shipping. Logitech's brand new gaming mouse, it packs a 4000dpi Delta Zero optical sensor, on-the-fly sensitivity adjustment and 8 programmable buttons. Check out this crazy beardunboxing review.
Newegg has Call of Duty: Ghosts (Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3) for $45 - 10% off with coupon code MASTERPASS [Exp 12/21] when you check out with Masterpass + $0 shipping (Super Eggsaver) = $40 shipped. In the newest version of Call of Duty you take the underdog role where you fight outnumbered and outgunned to reclaim a fallen nation in an intensely personal narrative. Here's the live action trailer with Megan Fox.
New Release (retail price). Google Play has the new Google Nexus Wireless Charger for $50 + $5 shipping = $55 shipped. Compatible with Nexus 4, Nexus 5 and Nexus 7. This is now the only Nexus-branded wireless charger after the orb charger was discontinued.
eBay with Newegg has Batman: Arkham Origins Collector's Edition (Xbox 360 or Playstation 3) for $65 with free shipping. The collector's edition includes the Deathstroke Challenge Pack, Batman wanted poster, Batwing prototype schematic, Anarky logo stencil, glow-in-the-dark map of Gotham City, Wayne family photo and more. Over $100 at other stores.
Today only. Amazon has the anticipated OUYA Gaming Console for $90 with free shipping. Click the Lightning Deal button to see discount. This Android-based console will cut the middleman between game developer and gamer, allowing the same innovative, creative games that you see on mobile devices finally on your TV.
Newegg has the Dell Venue 7 7" Android Tablet for $110 - 10% off with coupon code MASTERPASS [Exp 12/21] when you check out with MasterPass + $0 shipping (Super Eggsaver) = $99 shipped. Measures about 0.4" thin and weighs 11 oz. The entry-level model below Dell's new Venue 8 and 11 Pro tablet line.
Intel Atom Dual-Core Z2560 1.6GHz, 16GB storage, 2GB memory
Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), 802.11b/g/n, microSD slot, 3MP camera
AT&T Wireless has the Apple iPhone 5s 16GB Smartphone (Space Gray, Silver or Gold) for $100 with free shipping. New 2-year agreement required (new customers or upgrade). The activation fee is a $36 one-time charge for each new device.
Best Buy has the Apple iPhone 5s 16GB Smartphone (Space Gray, Silver or Gold) for $125 with free in-store pickup only. New 2-year agreement required (new customers or upgrade). The activation fee is a $36 one-time charge for each new device. The all-time low was last month when AT&T offered it for $100. Walmart will also begin selling it for $127 starting tomorrow.
Starts Monday 12/9 at 6AM PT. Valid 12/9 only. Microsoft Store will have the Dell Venue 8 Pro 32GB 8" Tablet (BELL8-909BLK) for $99 with free shipping. 3,000 units will be available online for $99, then it will be $199 for the rest of the day (while supplies last). Offer also available in-store ($99 for first 20 units, then $199 while supplies last). Will sell out very fast, especially at $99.
Intel Atom Quad-Core Z3740D 1.8GHz, 32GB storage, 2GB memory
8" IPS 1280 x 800 LCD, Windows 8.1, 802.11b/g/n, 1.2MP Webcam
Tiger Direct has the Dell Venue 8 Pro 32GB 8" Tablet (BELL8-Pro81) for $230 + $5 shipping (EconoShip) = $235 shipped. Includes a $25 Windows Store gift card with purchase. Features the acclaimed quad-core Bay Trail Atom processor. For those who missed the $99/$199 hoopla on Monday morning.
Dell Business has the new Dell U2414H UltraSharp 1080p 24" IPS LED Monitor for $270 with free shipping. Features a thin 6.05mm border, tilt and height adjjustments and ultra-wide 178° viewing angle. DisplayPort MST and four USB 3.0 outputs.
1920 x 1080p, 2M:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, 8ms response
250 cd/m2 brightness, VESA compatible, HDMI MHL + DisplayPort
Newegg has the Dell Venue 8 Pro 64GB 8" Tablet (BELL8-1818BLK) for $350 - 10% off with coupon code EMCWWWS22 [Exp 11/17] = $315 with free shipping. Measures 0.35" thin and weighs 13.9 oz. The 32GB model (BELL8-Pro81) is $300 - 10% off w/ same code = $270 with free shipping. Features the acclaimed quad-core Bay Trail Atom processor.
Intel Atom Quad-Core Z3740D 1.8GHz, 64GB storage, 2GB memory
8" IPS 1280 x 800 LCD, Windows 8.1, 802.11b/g/n, 1.2MP Webcam
Newegg has the LG 29EA73-P 29" 5ms HDMI 21:9 UltraWide LED Backlight LCD IPS Panel Monitor for $400 - $20 off with coupon code EMCWWVL75 [Exp 11/29] = $380 with free shipping. Supports 4-Screen Split for four virtual monitors.
2560 x 1080p, 21:9 aspect ratio, 5M:1 contrast
300cd/m2 brightness, 5ms response, DVI & HDMI inputs
Ends 11/27. Quill has the iPad Air (5th Generation) 16GB 9.7" tablet with Retina display, Wi-Fi only (Space Gray, MD785LL/A or White, MD788LL/A) for $429 with free shipping. It's now 20% thinner, 28% lighter and, with its narrow bezel, resembles a large iPad mini. Other specs include the new Apple A7 chip from the iPhone 5s and new FaceTime HD camera.
Ends today. Boost Mobile has the the Apple iPhone 5s 16GB No Contract Smartphone (gold, silver or gray) on sale for $550 - $100 off in-store discount for switchers (new customers) = $450. In-store purchase only. The current unsubsidized price from Apple and T-Mobile is $649. Boost Mobile is on the Sprint Network and charges $55 per month (as low as $40 after on-time payments) for unlimited talk, text and data (~2.5GB). The iPhone 5c is $350 with the in-store discount.
As publicized, Target has the iPad Air (5th Generation) 16GB 9.7" tablet with Retina display, Wi-Fi only (Space Gray, MD785LL/A or White, MD788LL/A) for $479 + $6 shipping = $485 shipped. Includes a $100 Target eGift Card with purchase and it appears in the cart.
FYI: Get free shipping and 5% off sitewide with the Target REDcard. It takes about a day to get approved, and the card number is sent via email.
Meijer has the new Xbox One Console (Standard Edition) for $500 - $10 off with coupon code BUCKS in cart = $490 with free shipping. The highly anticipated console includes an updated Kinect 2, redesigned controller, Skype integration, voice control, Blu-ray playback and DLNA support.
Also available for $500 shipped at Best Buy or bundled with 12 months of Xbox Live Gold for $530 shipped. Looks like the stock shortage is becoming a thing of the past for the Xbox One. The PlayStation 4, on the other hand, is still very hard to find.
Ends today. The 16GB model sold out a couple days ago, but Quill has the iPad Air (5th Generation) 32GB 9.7" tablet with Retina display, Wi-Fi only (Space Gray, MD786LL/A or White, MD789LL/A) on backorder for $549 with free shipping. Scheduled to ship next week. It's now 20% thinner, 28% lighter and, with its narrow bezel, resembles a large iPad mini. Other specs include the new Apple A7 chip from the iPhone 5s and new FaceTime HD camera. Quill is owned by Staples.
In stock, retail price. Target has the new Xbox One Standard Edition Console with Two Wireless Controllers available for $560 + $7 shipping = $567 shipped. For REDcard members (free to join), it's $560 - 5% off + $0 shipping = $532 shipped. This bundle includes an updated Kinect 2, two redesigned controllers, headset, Skype integration, voice control, Blu-ray playback and DLNA support. Not currently available at Amazon.
In stock, retail price. Walmart has the new Xbox One Day One Edition Console Holiday Solution Bundle for $617 with free shipping. Includes your choice of extra controller and one additional game or choice of two games. Choose from 13 games available, including Call of Duty: Ghosts, Forza 5, Zoo Tycoon, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Lego Marvel Super Heroes. The console retails for $500 and the games are $60 each.
In stock; $50 off retail. Microsoft Store has the new Xbox One Day One Edition Console Complete Bundle for $700 with free shipping. Includes Day One Console ($500), Microsoft Complete (3-year warranty, MSRP: $70), 12-Month Gold Membership (MSRP: $60) and choice of two Xbox One games (MSRP: $120).
Ends tomorrow. Dell Business has the Dell OptiPlex 7010 3rd Generation Ivy Bridge Core i5 Quad-Core 4GB Win 7 Pro Desktop + Two Dell Professional P2213 22" 1680x1050 LED Backlit Monitors for $800 with free shipping. Includes 3-year basic hardware service with NBD limited onsite service. That's about $50 less than the lowest sale price we've seen on each item separately.
Adorama has the ASUS Taichi 21-DH71 Dual 1080p IPS Display 3rd Generation Core i7 11.6" Laptop on pre-order for $900 with free shipping. Features back-to-back 1920x1080 IPS Multi-Touch displays and weighs 2.7lbs. Here's a quick preview of the unique design.