So what are the real deals this Black Friday? Check out these top picks from CNET.
So are any of the TVs listed in those crazy Black Friday ads any good? Glad you asked.
The company jumps on the very large bandwagon to offer discounts on some products starting at midnight Friday.
HP and Intel are hooking up for a low-cost Android tablet. Other deals are in the works too.
Latest Tech Deals
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Oct 2, 2014
Used Apple iPod touch 8GB MP3 Player (4th gen) for $70 + $5 s&h
Cowboom offers the used 4th-generation Apple iPod touch 8GB MP3 Player in White, model no. MD057LL/A, for $69.99 plus $5 for shipping. That's $5 under our refurb mention from two weeks ago and $66 below the lowest total price we could find for a refurbished unit now. It features a high-definition Retina Display, 3-axis gyro, front- and rear-facing cameras (the latter capable of HD recording), FaceTime, and Game Center. Deal ends today.
Acer 27" 1080p LED LCD Display for $180 + free shipping
As one of its daily deals, Best Buy offers the Acer 27" 1080p LED-Backlit LCD Monitor, model no. S271HL DBID, for $179.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $58. It features a native resolution of 1920x1080 (1080p), LED backlight, VGA, DVI, and one HDMI input. Deal ends today.
Refurb Corsair Force 3 240GB SATA 6Gbps SSD for $85 + free shipping
NeweggFlash offers the refurbished Corsair Force 3 240GB Serial ATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD, model no. CSSD-F240GB3-BK, for $84.99 with free shipping. That's $60 under our mention of a new unit from last winter and the lowest total price we've seen. This drive features read speeds of up to 550MB/s and write speeds of up to 520MB/s. Deal ends October 5.
A 30-day warranty applies, but it is unclear who backs it.
PNY Metal Hook 64GB USB Flash Drive for $20 + free shipping
As one of its daily deals, Best Buy offers the PNY Metal Hook 64GB USB Flash Drive in Silver, model no. P-FDU64G/APPHK-GE, for $19.99 with free shipping. That's $8 off and the lowest total price we could find. It features a hook for attaching it to your keychain. Deal ends today.
iRulu 7" 8GB Google Android Tablet with Keyboard for $49 + free shipping
SatisfactionAssured via eBay offers the iRulu 7" 8GB Google Android Tablet with Keyboard for $48.98 with free shipping. That's $6 below our May mention of a similar tablet and the lowest total price we could find. (Several eBay merchants have similar models for a few cents more.) Features include a 7" 800x480 touchscreen LCD, Allwinner A23 1.2GHz processor, 512MB RAM, 8GB flash storage, microSD card slot, USB, 802.11b/g wireless, 0.3MP rear-facing camera, 0.3MP front-facing camera, 3,000mAh battery, and Android 4.2.2 OS (Jelly Bean). Deal ends October 6.
Refurb Sony WiFi Blu-ray Player w/ app control for $45 + free shipping
As one of its daily deals, A4C offers the refurbished Sony WiFi Blu-ray Player, model no. BDP-S3200, for $44.95 with free shipping. That's $3 under our mention of a refurb from two weeks ago and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's also $24 under the best price we could find for a new unit.) It features 1080p output, DVD upscaling, WiFi, Sony Entertainment Network (with Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, and more), a web browser, and the Sony TV SideView app for controlling this player from mobile devices. Deal ends today.
A 90-day A4C warranty applies.
Bose IE2 In-Ear Headphones for $59 + pickup at Fry's
For in-store pickup only, Fry's Electronics offers the Bose IE2 In-Ear Headphones, model no. 627476-0020, for $59.95. In cart, that falls to $59. That's a buck under last week's mention and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's also a current low by $41.) They feature an angled plug, three sizes of ear tips, and carry case.
Name Your Own Price WordPress 15-Theme Bundle for $8
StackSocial offers The Name Your Own Price WordPress 15-Theme Bundle for whatever you want to pay. The minimum price is $1.01, which buys you only three of the themes; however, if you opt to pay the average (at the time of this posting it's $7.67), you'll receive all 15 themes. Assuming you pay the average, that's $817 off and the best price we could find. Note that 10% of your contribution will be donated to your choice of charity. (Choose from Child's Play, World Wildlife Fund, or Creative Commons.)
Samsung 256GB 840 Pro SATA 6Gbps 2.5" SSD for $150 + free shipping
Fry's offers the Samsung 256GB 840 Pro Series Serial ATA 6Gb/s 2.5" MLC Internal SSD, model no. MZ-7PD256BW, for $149.93 with free shipping. That's pennies below last month's mention and the lowest total price we could find by $5, outside of the deal below. It features read speeds of up to 540MB/s and write speeds of up to 520MB/s.
A close price: Adorama offers it for pennies more.
Rocketfish 3-in-1 Laser Pointer Stylus Pen for $10 + pickup at Best Buy
Best Buy offers the Rocketfish 3-in-1 Laser Pointer Stylus Pen, model no. RF-STL2S, for $9.99. Opt for in-store pickup to dodge the $2.99 shipping fee. That's $7 under list and the lowest price we could find. It doubles as a pen and features a rubber tip for navigation on touch-screen devices and built-in laser pointer.