Black Friday ads: These are the best 10 so far
Here are the best Black Friday ads so far for 2015 in one convenient place, including TVs and BOGO toy deals from Target, Staples, and more.
Black Friday is inching closer, but we've got plenty of ads to whet our appetite for savings in the meantime. We've done our initial inspection, and we're ready to present our first look at the best Black Friday ads. Here you'll find all our favorite ad analyses in one convenient place, from a name-brand 4K TV priced at $800 to must-have BOGO toys.
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The Best Black Friday Ads
Westinghouse 55" 1080p LED HDTV for $250 at Target
Target has taken an early lead with this deal, providing us with the doorbuster to beat. We predicted that a 55" off-brand TV doorbuster would be around $379, and this handily beats it. But not all the credit can go to Target though, since Meijer also offers an Element 55" TV for the same price.
Apple iPad mini 4 16GB Tablet for $299 at Staples
This deal shaves $100 off the cost of the newly-announced iPad mini 4, which is perfectly in line with our predictions. It fell to $350 in October, but this would be the lowest price yet for this model. That said, we firmly believe that multiple retailers will offer the mini 4 for around $300, so keep your eyes open for more offers.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Smartphone With $500 in Credits for $26.25 per month for 24 months at Staples
If you switch to Verizon and purchase a Samsung Galaxy S6 with a monthly payment plan, you'll receive a $400 Visa gift card and a $100 bill credit. That's like getting a $500 rebate. After you consider the $630 you'll pay over the course of 24 months, it's like a net cost of $130 for the phone, which is the best offer we've seen for this flagship phone on Verizon.
Alternatively, Target is offering a $250 Gift Card when you buy the Samsung Galaxy S6 with an installment plan on Verizon, which is good for existing Verizon users. The offer is also available for Sprint.
Samsung UN60J6200 60" 120Hz 1080p Smart HDTV for $698 at Target
Wow. This one is another great TV deal from Target! Not only does it beat our average price prediction for a name-brand 60" TV on Black Friday by $77, but no other store has even come close to offering a price this low yet.
Vizio M60-C3 60" 4K LED LCD Ultra HDTV for $800 at Dell Home
Name-brand 60" 4K HDTVs have never dipped below $1,100. In fact, this specific model is the only 4K 60" HDTV to ever hit that price point, and it did so at the start of the October. So at $800, it's not only going to be $300 under the best price we've seen for this TV, but also the cheapest name-brand 60" 4K HDTV we've ever seen. Still not convinced? CNET recently named the Vizio M-Series its top recommendation for 2015.
Xbox One 500GB Gears of War Bundle with Fallout 4, Extra Controller for $300 at Dell Home
Xbox One bundles have been selling for about $300 most of this summer. However, this deal stands out for including not one free game (which is very common for this price point), but two recent titles and an extra controller. This is precisely the type of console deal we want to see this Black Friday season.
Dyson DC39 Multifloor Pro Vacuum for $250 at Macy's
Let's give credit where credit is due: this Dyson doorbuster is legitimately great. We haven't seen any model of a brand-new Dyson DC39 at this price point since the summer of 2014! This is gonna be a tough deal to beat on Black Friday.
Amazon Fire 7" 8GB Tablet for $35 at Best Buy
Normally it's Androids that are shattering our tablet predictions. We expected Fire tablets to start at $45 this Black Friday, and then only for older models. In fact, this current-gen 7" Fire tab is poised to become the cheapest Amazon tablet we've ever seen, beating out even used and refurb units from previous generations!
Apple Watch with $100 Target Gift Card for $349 at Target
In our predictions, we held out no hope for a substantial discount on the Apple Watch. In fact, we'd prognosticated a measly $10 off. The inclusion of a $100 gift card is much better.
Dell Inspiron Intel Haswell Core i3 15.6" Laptop for $300 at Best Buy
This Inspiron rig is right in line with our $300 prediction for mainstream laptops, except it boasts twice the RAM and double the hard drive space than our example. What's more, this doorbuster will be $30 under the best price we've seen for any 15.6" Haswell laptop with a 1TB hard drive.
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This article first appeared in DealNews.
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