Best ‘Black Friday’ 2016 Deals: Amazon, Apple, Best Buy, Target And Walmart

Best ‘Black Friday’ 2016 Deals: Amazon, Apple, Best Buy, Target And Walmart

Black Friday is nearly here and to celebrate, I have rounded up all the best deals from my guides to Amazon, Apple AAPL -0.49%, Best Buy BBY +0.77%, TargetTGT +0.78% And Walmart to present the best of the best. Let’s break them down:

Solid Deals

The best of the Solid Deals. While the offers above are truly superb, these deals are too good to leave behind if you’re interested in any of these products:

  • Apple iPhone SE starting at $9.99/mo. for 24 months, 0% APR for qualified Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T customers – Best Buy
  • LG 40-inch 1080p LED HDTV (40LH5000) for $149.99 (save $130) – Best Buy
  • Xbox One S 500GB Minecraft Favorites Bundle for $249.99 (save $50) – Best Buy
  • PlayStation 4 Slim 500GB Uncharted 4 Bundle for $249.99 (save $50) – Target
  • HP 15.6″ Laptop w/ AMD A10 Quad Core Processor for $259.99 (save $140) –Target
  • Roku Express Plus for $25 (save $14) – Walmart
  • DJI Phantom 4 White Quadcopter for $999.99 (save $200) – Best Buy
  • FitBit Charge 2 for $129 (save $20) – Walmart – a price you will also found widely elsewhere, but still a solid deal
  • FitBit Alta for $99 (save $30) – Walmart – as above
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Best Buy iPhone deals are strong, but watch out for some weaker iPad and Apple Watch offers. Image credit: Best Buy via BestBlackFriday

Star Buys

  • Toshiba 49-inch LED 4K Ultra HDTV w/ Built-in Chromecast (49L621U) for $199.99 (save $250) – Best Buy
  • Phillips 55-inch Class Smart 4K UHDTV for $298 – Walmart – a standard brand at a stunning price

Black Friday general TV tip: always remember to check the specific TV model when retailers release them before making a purchase. Even the best manufacturers have weak models in their line-up that you are better off avoiding, so do your research.

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Black Friday 2016 has some fantastic offers and some you should avoid. Image credit: Target via BestBlackFriday
  • Any iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus – get up to a $250 Best Buy Gift Card with installment billing agreement with Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T – Best Buy – a massive gift card win
  • iPad Pro 9.7″ starting at $449 (save $150.99) – Target – the cheapest iPad Pro deal
  • iPad Air 2 (All Models) for $125 Off  – Best Buy – as above
  • Apple Watch Series 1 starting at $198 (save $71.99) – Target – Best best Series 1 deal, $22 less than Best Buy. There are no Series 2 discounts this Black Friday from any retailer
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge + $250 Gift Card + Samsung Gear VR Headset + $50 Oculus Content Pack with activation of the phone – Target – beats Best Buy’s similar deal as it includes the $50 Oculus Content Pack
  • Microsoft 12.3″ Surface Pro 4 Bundle with Signature Type Cover for $599.99 (save $400) – Best Buy – a ‘Doorbuster’ worthy of the name
  • Xbox One S 1TB Battlefield 1 Special Edition Bundle + Xbox Wireless Controller for $299.99 (save $114.99) – Best Buy – the extra controller deal is hidden but comes free with any 1TB bundle making this a winner
  • Xbox One S 500 GB Battlefield 1 Bundle + Gears of War 4 + Extra Controller for $249.99 (save $170) – Dell – not from the retailers listed, but added as it is too good to miss and far above the standard $250 Black Friday deal for one game and a single controller
  • Sony PlayStation 4 Uncharted 4 Bundle + Ratchet and Clank and The Last of Us (Remastered) Games for $249.99 (save $50) – Best Buy – two additional games compared to the standard $250 bundle
  • DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone for $369 (save $130) – Walmart – a red hot product and $30 cheaper than the next best deal
  • Amazon Tap for $89.99 (save $40) – Amazon
  • Fire Kids Edition tablet for $74.99 (save $25) – Amazon – was $84.99 for Black Friday 2015

    Walmart Black Friday gaming offers are strong in 2016. Image credit: Walmart via BestBlackFriday
    Walmart Black Friday gaming offers are strong in 2016. Image credit: Walmart via BestBlackFriday

 

Treat With Caution

Along with the best of the best comes the worst of the worst. When shopping this Black Friday be very care to avoid these deals, for the following reasons:

  • Apple Watch Series 2 starting at $369 – Best Buy (and others) – misleading as this is not a discount, but the standard retail price. Take $105 in Kohl’s Cash if you want to pay $369 for the Series 2 now
  • iPad Pro 9.7″ Tablet (All Models) for $125 Off  – Best Buy – Target offers this for $150.99 off, so why pay more?
  • iPad Mini 2 32GB for $199 (save $70) – Walmart – an old model likely to be discontinued in early 2017. Put the money towards a Star Buy iPad deal instead
  • Otterbox Defender for Samsung and Apple for $25 (save $14.96) – Walmart –regularly on sale throughout the year for under $15
  • Alcatel POP 4 Plus 16GB 4G LTE Unlocked Cell Phone for $49.99 (save $100) –Best Buy – a mediocre phone with poor storage. Put the money towards a better smartphone offer
  • Xbox 360 500GB Forza Horizon 2 Bundle for $129 (save $50) – Walmart – an old, dead console available pre-owned from GameStop for $50 after rebate. Ignore when a new Xbox One S 500GB bundle costs just $120 more
  • Google Chromecast for $25 (save $10) – can be found cheaper in the off season
  • 32-inch 720p LED TV, $69.99 – Amazon – very cheap, but no brand mentioned (see Black Friday TV tip above and there are simply too many great, premium brand TV offers available this year to risk this
  • Insignia 7-inch Portable DVD Player with Swivel Screen for $39.99 (save $40) – Best Buy – a largely dead product category and not a premium brand
  • RCA 9-in. Portable DVD Player for $53.99 (save $36) – Target – as above, and poor customer rating as well

Source | Forbes

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