We’d be remiss here at Tech Media Source not to showcase what we’ve seen for some of the best Black Friday 2014 deals that have now been revealed. Most of the heavyweights have already showed their hand with prices for big ticket items such as HDTVs, tablets, video game systems and more. These include the major retailers that many customers will be lining up for, with Walmart, Target and Best Buy. Here we’ll give a look at what appears to be some of the best deals available in several big technology-related categories so far. We say so far, as Amazon’s Black Friday sale could very well match or outdo some prices listed here.
Best HDTV Deals:
First, let’s look at who has the best of the best for HDTV deals. Hi-definition televisions have continued to fall in price year after year, with the flat screen sets falling to rock bottom prices for various sizes once again this holiday season. In particular, Best Buy, Walmart and Target have all unveiled deals on 50-inch sets by different manufacturers, with Amazon still waiting to jump into the mix.
Best Buy wins hands down with their doorbuster deal of a 50-inch Panasonic for just $200. Of course, it may be a fight to get your hands on one. Walmart and Target have similar deals but neither is offering a household name brand at that price for a 50-inch.
**$199.99 for 50-inch Panasonic LED 1080p 60Hz HDTV at Best Buy**
$79 for 29-inch Element 1080p LED HDTV at Target
$119 for 40-inch Element 1080p LED HDTV at Target
$395 for 55-inch Westinghouse 1080p LED HDTV at Target
$477.99 for 50-inch Samsung 1080p HDTV with $30 Target gift card
$218 for 50-inch Class LED HDTV at Walmart
$648 for VIZIO 65-inch Smart LED HDTV at Walmart
Best Smartphone Deals:
$1 for Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone with 2-year activation at Best Buy
$100 for iPhone 6 with 2-year contract at Best Buy (need to trade in old iPhone to get this deal)
$179 for iPhone 6 plus $30 Target gift card with 2-year service activation at Target
Best Tablet Deals:
Since Apple has released new versions of the iPad Mini and iPad Air tablets prior to the holidays, many retailers are offering discounts on the older versions at their stores. Those should make for a solid gift to buy, and at $199, the iPad Mini may be a steal for some who want to get one of the top-of-the-line tablets available.
**$199 for iPad Mini 16GB with WiFi in black or white at Walmart**
iPad mini 2 16GB Wi-Fi, $299 + $100 Target GiftCard
iPad mini 3 16GB Wi-Fi, $399 + $100 Target GiftCard
iPad Air 16GB Wi-Fi, $399 + $100 Target GiftCard
RCA 7″ Google Play Wi-Fi Tablet for $29 at Walmart
Save $100 on all Apple iPad Air 2 tablets at Best Buy
$149.99 for Windows 8 – 10.1-inch grey 32GB tablet at Best Buy
Xbox One Bundle deals:
**$329 for Xbox One with Assassin’s Creed Unity & Black Flag plus a $50 Target gift card**
$329 for Assassin’s Creed Unity Bundle at Walmart
$329 for Xbox One™ Halo®: The Master Chief Collection Bundle at Walmart
$379 for Xbox One Bundle deal with choice of game plus 12-mos. Xbox Live card at Walmart online sale
PlayStation 4 Bundle deals:
$399 for PlayStation 4 with Last of Us and GTA V games at Walmart
$399 for PlayStation 4 basic console with $50 Walmart gift card
$39.96 for PlayStation 4 camera at Walmart
In addition, there are numerous deals being offered for select video game titles in the various 2014 Black Friday sales ads. Walmart is offering different video game titles in different price categories starting at $15, with $20, $25 and $35 also offered. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is among the hot titles being offered for $49.96 at Walmart’s sale.
It’s best to check out the Black Friday sales ads for specifics on the deals and sales. For example, Walmart is offering several different time slots for their sale, with the first including doorbusters on Thanksgiving at 5 p.m., while they’ll continue with more deals on Black Friday, as well as special deals online.
We’ll be updating this page as any new deals arrive from Amazon or more competitive retailers than the ones listed above.Best Black Friday 2014 Deals for Tech, HDTVs & Games