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Black Friday deals ONLY available Friday

Posted November 25, 2016

Office Depot Office Max Black Friday Ad

Black Friday is upon us once again and although it’s easy to get swept up in the hype and excitement of doorbuster deals from retailers around the country, there’s been a trend over the last few years that has many shoppers saying, “Bah humbug!” Black Friday largely isn’t happening on Friday anymore, forcing bargain hunters to choose between deep discounts and a traditional Thanksgiving at home with family.

But, there are still a few holdouts that are keeping the “Friday” in “Black Friday” by not opening their doors on Thanksgiving or by offering Friday-only deals. Thanks to these Black Friday purists, shoppers can feel free to stay in and enjoy the Thanksgiving festivities while not missing out on these great deals. (Courtesy )

Here is a list of great deals that are ONLY available on Friday, 11/25 including an amazing deal on a 55" LED Smart HDTV with Roku for only $249.99!


Vizio 50” 4K Smart UHDTV with Chromecast - $348 – Sam’s Club

Sam’s is your one and only destination for Friday only 4K UHDTVs from a nationwide retailer. With deals like this, it’s worth the wait, this 50” 4K UHDTV from Vizio features 4 HDMI inputs and a robust streaming experience thanks to built-in Wi-Fi and Chromecast.

Vizio 70” 4K Smart UHDTV with Chromecast - $928 – Sam’s Club

Even massive TVs enjoy massive discounts on Black Friday. This giant 70” 4K UHDTV features full-array LED backlighting for brilliant picture quality and integrated Chromecast makes streaming a snap.

1080p HDTV

Sharp 55" LED 1080p Smart HDTV with Roku – (LC-55LB481U) $249.99 – Best Buy

Although they initially open their doors Thursday at 5pm, Best Buy is reserving the hottest HDTV doorbuster of the season for Friday only. This is the only 1080p doorbuster that starts Friday from a nationwide retailer, and with integrated Wi-Fi with Roku streaming on a name brand 55” LED HDTV for under $250, it’s going to be one of the most sought after deals on Black Friday.

Video Game Consoles

Xbox One S 500GB – Minecraft Bundle or Gears of War 4 Bundle - $249.99 – GameStop

GameStop opens their doors on Black Friday at 5am, and it’s there that shoppers will have their choice of two Xbox One S 500GB Bundles. The Minecraft bundle features a white Xbox One S, matching controller, and includes Minecraft and a wide assortment of skins, characters, and other DLC. The Gears of War 4 bundle includes the titled game and a GameStop exclusive blue Xbox One S console with matching controller.

PlayStation 4 Slim 500GB Uncharted 4 Bundle with Extra Dualshock 4 Controller - $279.99 – Costco

Never one to take their employees away from their families on holidays, Costco is keeping their doors shut until 9am on Black Friday. Costco makes the wait worthwhile with their PlayStation 4 Slim Uncharted 4 bundle, which includes the 500GB console, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and two Dualshock 4 controllers for only $279.99.

Notebook PCs

hp 15.6" Core i3 Laptop (15-ay192nr) $269.99 – Office Depot / Office Max         

No need to lay off the turkey this year, shoppers can enjoy a tryptophan coma and still get their hands on one of the year’s best laptop deals when Office Depot/OfficeMax opens their doors on Friday at 6am. This 15.6” laptop from hp features a 7th generation Core i3--7100U processor, 8GB RAM, and a 500GB of storage for only $269.99.

Lenovo Flex 4 14" Core i5 2-in-1 Laptop - $499.99 - Staples

Shoppers looking for a discounted laptop without sacrificing power or portability should head to Staples, where their Black Friday sales begin at 6am Friday. The Lenovo has performance to spare thanks to an Intel Core i5-6200U processor, 8GB RAM, and a 256GB SSD. This convertible laptop features a touchscreen that rotates 360 degrees, transforming it into a powerful Windows 10 tablet.

Galaxy Tablets

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8” with Free Earbuds - $129.99 – Office Depot/OfficeMax

Office Depot/OfficeMax is making it easy for shoppers to get one of the top tablet deals of the year by offering the same price found at other retailers while keeping their doors closed on Thanksgiving. Avoid the Thursday madness and head to Office Depot/OfficeMax at 6am Friday to get the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8” tablet with free 2XL Spoke ear buds.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1” with Free 32GB MicroSD card - $188.84 – Sam’s Club

Smaller tablets are great, but for those two use them for productivity, only a full size tablet will do. Head to Sam’s this Black Friday at 7am, where this Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1” tablet will be given a doorbuster price of only $188.84. Speaking of productivity, Sam’s is tossing in a free 32GB microSD card to add to the Galaxy Tab A’s 16GB of onboard storage.

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