Staples is kicking off its Black Friday sale with a limited time early-bird special running from 6 a.m. until noon on Friday. This sale includes a few good deals, such as the BlackBerry PlayBook priced at $199 and a 14-inch Hewlett-Packard laptop with an Intel Core i5 Sandy Bridge processor for $500. For deal hunters that want to get up late, Staples will also have a number of other deals starting at noon on Friday running through Saturday.
Doors Open: 6 a.m. on Friday, November 25
Item Limits: Varies depending on item
Online Deals Start: Thursday, November 24 at 7 a.m.
Office Depot's Black Friday sales start at the same time as Staples and also run through Saturday. Good deals include a 15.6-inch Toshiba Satellite laptop with a Core i3 Sandy Bridge processor for $400.
Doors Open: 5:30 a.m. Friday, November 25
Item Limits: None specified.
Online Deals Start: Thursday, November 24
Radio Shack's Black Friday kicks off at 5:30 a.m. and runs through Saturday. The electronics maker has deals planned such as $100 off a 4.3-inch Garmin Nuvi GPS device with live traffic information, and just $50 for a Samsung Galaxy II on AT&T (regularly $200) with a new, two-year contract, according to BlackFriday.info.
If you don't want to join the crowds on Friday, and shop online instead, Amazon is one of your best Black Friday options. The online retailer has a selection of limited-time lightning deals that you can take advantage of as well as regular Black Friday deals that last all day. Amazon's lightning deals are already available. To see what's coming up today, visit Amazon's Black Friday deals page.
Tech gear is going to be in demand this year, according to the National Retail Federation's annual survey of holiday consumers. The NRF found holiday shoppers plan to spend just over $700 on average this holiday season and more than 35% of people have tech-related items on their personal gift wishlists.