And so it begins. The first major US retailer to voluntarily reveal its upcoming Black Friday deal bonanza is Staples, with special online sales scheduled to start Thursday, November 24, followed by the typical brick and mortar store stampede at 6 am on Friday the 25th.
Supplies will obviously be limited, customers can only buy one unit of each heavily discounted item, and if you prefer, you can order on the web during your festive Thanksgiving dinner, then swing by a physical location for in-person pickup anytime on Friday.
You’re looking at countless marked-down PCs, laptops, monitors, printers, accessories, and even office chairs here, but as far as our mobile-focused readership is concerned, possibly the most compelling BF 2016 bargains are to include $33.33 Amazon Fire 7 and $80 Fire HD 8 tablets.
A $100 Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 or $130 Tab A 8.0, reduced from their regular list prices of $150 and $200 respectively, don’t sound half bad either. And then you have the convertible Surface Pro 4 Windows 10 machine Microsoft just “forgot” to upgrade, due for a hefty $200 rebate off its $1,000 MSRP with a Core i5 processor, 4GB RAM and 128GB SSD in tow.
Finally, Staples intends to allow you to liven up the living room by paying very little for the Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker ($40 instead of $50), Fire TV Stick ($30 instead of $40), or second-gen Google Chromecast ($25, not $35).