by Stephen Schenck | November 25, 2014 11:12 PM
It's that time of year again: bargain-hunters bundle up for a long night out in the cold, armed with a vacuum flask full of coffee and a checklist of the stores they'll be hitting. Retail employees let out a resigned sigh as they prepare to begin a single shift that starts somewhere around Wednesday afternoon and lasts through Saturday morning. And if you're anything like us, you're staying warm at home, probably watching way too much Netflix, and hoping to snag a few good deals online. That's right – it's Black Friday time. What used to be a single day of retail hedonism has mutated ...
by Stephen Schenck | December 3, 2013 11:43 AM
With Tuesday now upon us, the holiday weekend shopping bonanza is officially over. Black Friday becomes a distant memory, and Cyber Monday deals are drying up. Not even counting Cyber Monday, we're looking at some $57B in retail spending. But just who's buying what? A couple data sources have emerged to provide statistics on how we made our purchases, and they reveal some interesting splits down platform lines. For instance, this year Cyber Monday saw a huge new influx of shoppers making their purchases with mobile devices, up 55% from last year. Interestingly, while smartphones dominated ...
by Stephen Schenck | December 2, 2013 1:15 PM
Cyber Monday Update: Hope you got what you wanted to on Black Friday, because now we're into a new week, a new month, and plenty of new deals. We already told you about a number of the Cyber Monday offers that were revealed early, like that $150 Moto X savings (which is so awesome it broke Motorola's website), but now that the day's finally arrived, we have some more deals to share with you. We've been wondering what to expect from Amazon, and now we get our answers: today you'll find a 16GB 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX for about $170, a savings of $50. In fact, that discount applies to all the ...
by Taylor Martin | November 28, 2013 1:12 PM
We're typically picky when it comes to tablets. Unlike smartphones, which most people would rather not do without, tablets aren't a necessity for most. For the most part, they're still luxury items, and their hefty price tags often turn potential buyers away. Of course, there are a few exceptions to the rule, such as budget tablets. Oh, and the occasional killer deal. Black Friday is a great time to buy new tech. Millions of shoppers across the United States will line up with the masses late Thanksgiving evening or early Friday morning to stock up on holiday gifts, new, cheap goods for ...
by Joe Levi | November 28, 2013 7:15 AM
Black Friday. In the States those words either conjure up a wondrous land filled with deals, bargains, and amazing prices -- or a horrific panic swimming through a sea of ruthless bodies scrambling to scoop up the severely limited stock of whatever item has enticed those crowds to assemble. All of this follows the one day out of every year that is set aside specifically to remember all that we have and are thankful for. The irony of these two days positioned back-to-back is beyond description. But we're not here to lecture you about your post-holiday buying-binge. No, we're here to help ...
by Stephen Schenck | November 27, 2012 2:28 PM
Black Friday and Cyber Monday may now be in the past, but that doesn't mean the deals have all packed-up and left. Some of the offers we shared with you, like T-Mobile's various discounts on Samsung phones, will continue to be good into December. Today we caught wind of a sale going on over at Amazon, and if you've got any spending money left after the big retail weekend, it might be worth taking a look. Amazon has the Samsung Galaxy Note II for AT&T at just under $175 for new customers on-contract. If you're already a subscriber who's just looking to upgrade, you'll end up paying ...
by Jaime Rivera | November 23, 2012 7:00 PM
Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through the leaked images of the HTC DLX or Deluxe DLX, which is the international GSM variant of the Droid DNA. Then we talk about some Black Friday deals for the iPhone 5 on AT&T, even thought this isn't the conventional iPhone 5 you can buy at any store. Later it's all about Black Friday deals, but mainly when it comes to Software on your respective platform. The Nokia Lumia 920 takes the spotlight also as we talk about its current sales performance at Amazon.com. We end today's show talking about the recent discovery that there may be a simple ...
by Stephen Schenck | November 23, 2012 10:57 AM
With all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals we've been hearing about, it only makes sense that Google would want to get in the action. Considering just how many Android users are out there, Google didn't want to restrict sales to any one day, and so is christening this whole weekend a special sale period, with "Cyber Weekend" offers extending from apps, to books, movies, and music. Google's calling these app deals the best of 2012, and while that may be a matter of personal opinion, there are definitely some big savings to be had. SwiftKey 3, for instance, is half-price, down from $4 ...
by Anton D. Nagy | November 23, 2012 3:26 AM
Apple's online Store might be down for the moment and it's probably because of the Black Friday deals which include, alongside iPads, computers, accessories and iPods. Keep on refreshing and you might get lucky! While an unlocked iPhone 5 is still not available from Apple -- and thus no discounts here -- you might want to take a look at the reduced iPad prices if you're in the market for an Apple tablet. The iPad With Retina Display -- that's the newest, "iPad 4" -- has been discounted by $41, $51, or $61, depending on the storage option. You can get it for $458, $548, or $638 for the 16-, ...
by Michael Fisher | November 22, 2012 5:30 PM
It's nearly here: Black Friday. That horrendous questionable "holiday" tradition wherein hundreds of thousands of Americans, fresh from giving thanks for their blessings and good fortune over massive piles of food, flood the streets to acquire more (material) blessings by spending as little of their good fortune as possible. Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year for a very good reason: retailer discounts are often outrageous, and locations open absurdly early on this day-long celebration of unbridled capitalism. The media has a field day covering these early-morning ...
by Stephen Schenck | November 22, 2012 9:34 AM
Cyber Monday Update: We mentioned quite a few Cyber Monday deals last week, like AT&T's basically free-on-contract HTC One X (sadly, not plus) or Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket. Beyond that GS2, Samsung's got a few additional offers mentioned on its Facebook page, including savings on a second Samsung device when you buy one through AT&T, and don't forget that those Samsung T-Mobile deals we talked about are still good, including a $100 16GB Galaxy S III. Thanksgiving is now upon us, for those of you living in the US, at least, while for today that means turkey, uncomfortable ...
by Anton D. Nagy | November 22, 2012 7:33 AM
Microsoft kicks off the holiday shopping season with deals of its own for Xbox Games on Windows Phone, among others like Xbox Games on Demand, Xbox LIVE Arcade games, and game add-ons and avatar items. If you're a mobile gamer and you're on Windows Phone 8, you might want to check out the following titles. Assassin's Creed - Altaïr's Chronicles HD at 60% off, now $1.99 Carcassonne at 33% off, now $1.99 Cracking Sands at 33% off, now $1.99 Gravity Guy at 33% off, now $1.99 Mush at 33% off, now $1.99 Sonic 4 Episode 1 at 60% off, now $1.99 Source: Microsoft (1)(2)
by Anton D. Nagy | November 20, 2012 2:51 AM
The Nokia Lumia 920 is available from AT&T for $99.99 with a two-year contract, or $449.99 without one, but if you are planning on getting one despite the "modest" in-store purchase experience, we advise you to wait until this weekend to do so. AT&T is preparing to further reduce the price on Nokia flagship. Only in AT&T retail locations and only this weekend, starting Black Friday, November 23, all through November 25, you will be able to grab a Lumia 920 for just $49.99, with its respective two-year contract. Its direct competitor, the HTC Windows Phone 8X, will still go for ...
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