Getting the most out of Black Friday
Evernote- Use this website/application to bookmark deals you see that you'd like to take advantage of and to build a list that goes with you from your desktop to your mobile device (available on iOS, Android and Windows 8).
Slickdeals.net- One of my top pick sites to find all the deals! They actually scan all of the Black Friday articles they can get their hands on so that you get one-stop shopping for identifying the doorbusters that interest you the most.
Honorable Mentions- DealNews.com, Fatwallet.com- These are great websites in their own right, but what makes them worth mentioning is the fact that their apps are very good. Create an account on their sites, download their apps and all your data is in sync between the two.
Black Friday App by DealNews available on iOS and Android
Black Friday by Fat Wallet- find it here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/black-friday/id295358197?mt=8
Best Buy TV 40" Toshiba for $180.... %60 off but it's older technology! You're going to have to go look at that TV in the store prior to Black Friday and see if it works for you. Also, Best Buy will start handing out deal/doorbuster tickets at 10PM, that's two hours before doors open at midnight. You'll need one of those to make good on some of the deals in the circular. Bear in mind that last year's high def TV doorbuster was limited to 10 TV's per store.
If you're going to get in on one of those cellphone deals, make sure it's really the one you want. If it's an Android phone, it may not get all the newest software updates from Google and you're then stuck with a phone that doesn't have all of the latest features. Again, I recommend getting in before Black Friday, handle the hardware and see if it works for you and if you'll be happy with it for the two years that you'll be locked into that contract (assuming you use your upgrade to get the deal).
If you're planning to get out and about among the masses on Black Friday, make sure to get to those stores early! Stores have a limited amount of HDTVs and game console bundles so I'd be sure to hit up the electronics department first. In addition, avoid videogame consoles being sold by themselves. Look for those bundles! What that means… many manufacturers will sell a game console like the Xbox360 with a couple games, maybe an extra controller, at an amazing price bundled together. Why buy only the console itself when you're going to be buying games and one extra controller to anyway? May as well get it bundled together at a great price.
Now, I have some tech picks for you from some of the rumored Black Friday sales thanks to ads that have been released or "leaked."
Walmart- 60" Vizio E601i-A3 1080p WiFi LED HDTV
Radioshack- 32GB SanDisk Cruzer Glide USB 2.0 Flash Drive
$9.99, Virgin Mobile HTC One V Prepaid phone $99.99
Sears- 50'' Toshiba 50L2200U 1080p LED HDTV
Office Depot- 32GB Nexus 7 $222.99 (This is one of my "must have" tablets of the season)
Kmart- 32" Proscan 720p LCD TV $97.00 (This makes a great TV for the kids' video games so they don't have to hog the time on the main home TV)
Best Buy has a lot going on for it- 40" Toshiba 40E220U 1080p LCD HDTV $179.99 , 50" Toshiba 50L2200U 1080p LCD HDTV $399.99, Virgin Mobile LG Optimus Elite Prepaid Android Phone (White) $49.99, 3TB Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive $99.99, $200 Xbox360 bundle w/Skyrim, SGSIII under $50 w/2 year contract.