Black Friday

  • Black Friday doorbuster deals: The TVs, phones, and PCs that aren't total ripoffs

    Posted November 27, 2013 - 10:09 am

    We evaluate specs and prices to help you make your Black Friday deal-buying count.
  • Black Friday: The truth about its dubious deals

    Posted November 26, 2013 - 12:39 pm

    How retailers manipulate prices and products to get you in the door.
  • The Weekly Hash - November 30, 2012

    Posted November 30, 2012 - 11:52 am

    A review of this week’s goofiest tech stories, involving lederhosen, the International Atomic Energy Agency and (finally!) a cloud-based medical device for your dog
  • Video

    8 Black Friday stampedes in one handy video

    Posted November 27, 2012 - 5:35 pm

    Watch this mashup of Black Friday madness from eight different events.
  • Video

    Watch Black Friday shoppers line up at a 99-cent store

    Posted November 26, 2012 - 12:37 pm

    Did you line up over the weekend at your favorite retailer? This group did at a NYC 99-cent store.
  • 4 reasons to skip Black Friday next year

    Posted November 26, 2012 - 12:25 pm

    Black Friday shoppers can rest now that this year’s frenzy is over, but when the next one rolls around there may be even more reason to skip it altogether.
  • How to spot bogus Black Friday deals

    Posted November 23, 2012 - 5:26 pm

    Black Friday can be a bargain hunter's bonanza, but smart shoppers know the biggest over-hyped shopping day of the year can also be treacherous. Not only can things get downright nasty between shoppers fighting over low-priced toaster ovens, but retailers pull out dirty sales tricks you will want to avoid as well.
  • Apple discounts iPads, Mac laptops 8%-10% for 'Black Friday'

    Posted November 23, 2012 - 9:27 am

    Apple today cut Mac laptop prices up to 10% and iPad prices as much as 9% during its typically tightfisted one-day "Black Friday" deals.
  • Black Friday deal loads you up with PC games

    Posted November 23, 2012 - 12:24 am

    It's that time of the year. Everyone is out for the best deals of the season, looking for the best gadgets and games for pennies on the dollar. This year, PC gamers thrive as Black Friday starts early at
  • 5 ways to stay safe online on Black Friday, Cyber Monday

    Posted November 23, 2012 - 12:21 am

    Thanksgiving is just around the corner in the U.S., and so are Black Friday and Cyber Monday, two of the busiest shopping days of the year. It's also a peak period for malware, phishing and spam. Since employees are increasingly using their own devices to access corporate resources (or simply using a work PC to sneak in a little shopping on Cyber Monday), it's a good idea to share some best practices with your users to help protect them and your network from threats.
  • Microsoft Stores kicking off Black Friday sales on Thursday

    Posted November 22, 2012 - 12:27 pm

    The Microsoft Store will start Black Friday earlier than most retailers by kicking off its sales extravaganza online on Thanksgiving Day starting at 12 a.m. Pacific time. It's not clear if there will be a difference between the sales online on Thursday and those at Microsoft Store locations on Friday morning. Most of the deals run through November 25.
  • Holiday shopping survival guide: when to find the best deals

    Posted November 22, 2012 - 8:35 am

    If you're buying electronics this holiday season there are about nine specific days you'll want keep your eye on.
  • Online holiday shopping at work may be huge suck on time, bandwidth

    Posted November 22, 2012 - 8:03 am

    With Black Friday just a week away and the nagging feeling that we need to get our holiday shopping done, the question is how much online buying will actually be done at work?
  • Apple to kick off holiday deals at midnight Friday

    Posted November 20, 2012 - 4:20 pm

    Apple will again offer discounts this week on 'Black Friday,' the mega shopping day after the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S.
  • Your smartphone could be your best Black Friday shopping pal

    Posted November 19, 2012 - 5:00 pm

    More and more tech consumers now turn to their trusty pal, their smartphone, to find the best deals on the most sought-after gadgets and tech deals. Here are some ways that using your phone can help you mobilize your Black Friday shopping campaigns—assuming you venture from your living room to do so.
  • What not to buy on Black Friday

    Posted November 19, 2012 - 4:40 pm

    Black Friday buyers are about to be bombarded with bargain news for the biggest shopping day of the year, but those seeking tablets, digital cameras and brand-name HDTVs may want to resist the temptation.
  • 10 Black Friday deals available right now

    Posted November 17, 2012 - 8:55 am

    Black Friday seems to come earlier every year.
  • Black Friday shopping: what to expect

    Posted November 17, 2012 - 8:05 am

    Technology watchers are already gearing up for the busiest shopping day of the year, and retailers are beginning to share information about store hours and sale items.
  • Black Friday watcher: Amazon's the one to beat; tablets will be hot sellers

    Posted November 16, 2012 - 5:03 pm

    Black Friday deals for computers, tablets and other tech offerings started "leaking" out as early as October and now a week before the big post-Thanksgiving shopping day, most retailers' plans are known.
  • Black Friday could be big for Android device buyers

    Posted November 10, 2012 - 8:30 am

    While you're unlikely to find a lot of cut-rate Apple iOS devices during the holiday shopping season, Black Friday sales of Android tablets and phones will abound according to leaked circulars from big-name retailers.
  • 5 highlights from Best Buy's upcoming Black Friday sale

    Posted November 8, 2012 - 4:35 pm

    Attention Black Friday shoppers, Best Buy has an online preview of its flyer for the post-Thanksgiving shop fest.
  • Budget laptops, HDTVs likely best buys in November

    Posted November 5, 2012 - 11:41 am

    As the holiday shopping season gets into gear, November promises to be a good month for consumers seeking bargains on budget laptop computers and HDTVs. Tablet shoppers, though, are less likely to see much price movement, as many slate lines are already being offered at rock bottom selling points.
  • Black Friday teaser: Hold off on those Apple buys until Nov. 25

    Posted November 22, 2011 - 1:47 pm

    You might think almighty Apple can get away without ever lowering its prices, given its dominant share of the tablet and music player market, not to mention its legions of fans. But the company says it will join the Black Friday fray along with everyone else on Nov. 25.
  • Video

    Black Friday goes viral video crazy

    Posted November 21, 2011 - 6:28 pm

    As we approach the Black Friday "holiday", where retailers hope we turn into blathering idiots who are willing to trample over our fellow human beings just to get a $20 TV, we're now seeing more hype in terms of Internet videos (as well as TV commercials) that are aiming to go viral.
  • Black Friday deals: Retail basics

    Posted November 21, 2011 - 2:49 pm

    It's that time of year again: Black Friday arrives in fewer than five days and it's time to make your game plan for the holiday shopping kickoff. If you're braving the crowds on Friday, you'll need to figure out where to go and when since many stores have different opening times and some are even coming out with new deals throughout the day. If you plan to shop online, most major chains also offer some of their Black Friday deals online, but you'll have to read on to find out when.
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