Black Friday 2016 is almost here, and shoppers looking to find the best deals on electronics and video games from places like Target, Best Buy, and Walmart may find it a bit difficult to navigate through all the ads.
Black Friday deals have a tendency to repeat themselves, so three or four major retailers may offer nearly identical deals on video game bundles or flat-screen televisions. Figuring out which store really has the best deals can take a lot of work, but below you can find a list of the top deals on video games and electronics along with the best offerings from some of the major Black Friday destinations.
With all deals once exclusive to Black Friday now spreading out across the month of November and also beyond Thanksgiving, there is some worry among consumers that the best deals may not actually be on Black Friday. NerdWallet’s 2016 Consumer Holiday Shopping Report found that’s a concern of two in three shoppers.
But as Fortune noted, those fears can be put to rest — the best sales this holiday shopping season will indeed be on Black Friday 2016.
“NerdWallet’s analysis of ads from retailers, however, shows there’s no reason to fear that you’ll miss out,” the report noted. “Major stores, such as Kohl’s, JCPenney, Best Buy, Kmart and Sears, truly are offering better prices on Black Friday than on other November sales.”
Best Black Friday 2016 video game deals
Shoppes looking for deals on video games and systems like the Xbox One or Playstation 4 Slim or 4 Pro will have a lot of deals to sift through.Virtually every retailer is offering bundles with systems and video games together, and many of those deals look nearly identical.
Shoppers looking for Playstation deals can look through a complete list from CNet. The highlights include a PS4 Slim Uncharted Bundle for $250 at Walmart along with a $30 gift card.
For those not into console gaming, PC Gamer is putting together a list of the best PC gaming deals on Black Friday.
Best Black Friday 2016 deals on electronics
Black Friday is one of the most popular times to snag deals on flat-screen televisions, tablets, cell phones, and other electronic accessories. Consumer Reports has compiled a list of the best deals on televisions, which includes:
- 43-inch Element ELEFW408 4K UHD TV, $125, at Target
- 49-inch Toshiba 4K smart TV, $200, at Best Buy
- 60-inch Vizio 1080p smart TV, $300, at Walmart
Tablets and cell phones are also a popular pick, and Network World has a list of the best deals on Android devices and Fortune has a list of the best ones from Apple — which includes a $250 gift card from Walmart with the purchase of any iPhone and a $125 discount on iPad Air 2 and iPad Pro models at Best Buy.
Best Black Friday 2016 deals at Walmart
Forbes has done an excellent store-by-store rundown of all the Black Friday 2016 deals, and has some warnings about deals to avoid at Walmart. The stores will be offering some of the best prices on flat-screen televisions, but buyers should beware that they aren’t the highest quality models.
“Regarding Element and Hisense, these are budget TVs so don’t expect world class quality but the cost for the size beats every other retailer this Black Friday,” the report noted.
Here are some of the best deals from Forbes.
- Samsung Galaxy S6 on Straight Talk Wireless + Straight Talk Wireless $55/30 Day Unlimited Talk, Text and Data Plan Card for $249 (save $150)
- PlayStation 4 Slim Uncharted 4 500GB Bundle w/ $30 Gift Card for $249 (save $50)
- Element or Hisense (by location) 40-inch HDTV for $125
Best Black Friday 2016 deals at Best Buy
For everything electronics, it’s often hard to beat the variety and prices found at Best Buy. Here are some of the best deals (via Forbes).
- HP 15.6″ Laptop w/ AMD A6-7310, 4GB RAM, 500GB (15-BA009DX) for $169.99 (save $90)
- Any iPhone 7 Device — Get up to a $250 Best Buy Gift Card with installment billing agreement with Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T.
- Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge + Samsung Gear VR + $50 Oculus Content Pack + $250 Gift Card w/Installment Billing Agent for Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T
- iPad Air 2 (All Models) for $125 Off
- Microsoft 12.3″ Surface Pro 4 Bundle with Signature Type Cover for $599.99 (save $400) – an in store doorbuster
For shoppers looking to make Best Buy a destination on Black Friday, Forbes has a breakdown of what to look for and what to avoid.
Best Black Friday 2016 deals at Target
Target is once again one of the leaders among Black Friday destinations, and the deals extend beyond the traditional electronics and clothing. The store is offering a $150 discount on the Dyson Ball Origin Upright Vacuum. For the photography enthusiast, there’s a $300 discount on the Canon DSLR EOS T6 Bundle.
For a full list of the best Black Friday 2016 deals at Target, check out this review from The Huffington Post.
Other Black Friday 2016 deals
For those looking for something beyond video game and electronics on Black Friday 2016, Glamour has compiled a list of all the best deals on designer clothing. Sportsmans Guide is also putting together a list of the top Black Friday deals on outdoor gear.
A full list of ads from all retailers on Black Friday 2016 can be found at NerdWallet.
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