It’s that magical time of year again. Christmas? Nah. Thanksgiving? What are you, some kinda pilgrim? We’re talking about Black Friday, the one event that has America slobbering at the chops like a particularly hungry dog. It’s no secret that it seems to be getting earlier every year, with some stores opening on Thanksgiving itself and in some instances, staying open for anywhere from 36 to 48 hours straight. It might sound a little crazy, but that’s supply and demand, baby!
We might love Black Friday, but the thought of heading to your nearest stores unprepared is enough to send chills down the spine. It’s going to be competitive out there and you need to be on your toes to beat the crowds. So come on, gather round… yes, you at the back, come closer… BaDoink is going to give you the heads up on some of the best deals around on Black Friday.
Microsoft Xbox One with Halo: The Master Chief Collection and free gift card (Walmart)
For just $329 this year, you can pick up this demon of a console along with the brand new Halo anthology (RRP $60) and a free gift card worth $30. What better way to let off some steam after fighting through the crowds on Black Friday than by blasting away both aliens and your fellow man in single or multiplayer modes. If we all just let out our aggression in a safe, controlled environment then the world would be a better place. So come on, do your bit for humanity!
Samsung Galaxy S 5 4G LTE (Best Buy)
Ok… hold on to your hats here, folks, because this is a helluva deal right here. For the insane sum of $1 (yes!) you can have the very latest Samsung model in your hands. With a $25 a month two-year contract, the good people at Best Buy have reduced this by $198.99! We’d cry tears of joy if we weren’t so determined to get down there and pick this up for ourselves.
ESPN 60” Air Powered Hockey Table (Walmart)
Come on now, who doesn’t love air hockey?! This game should be an Olympic sport! Sometimes there’s nothing more satisfying than hearing that clink as the disc powers into your opponent’s slot (no laughing please!). It’s long been the game of choice for kids, teens and adults across America. At just $70, you can bring the fun back home with you. Just try and get some sleep in between games though, this thing can be hella addictive.
Diamond Stud Earrings in 14k White Gold (Macy’s)
Guys, treat your lady or girls, just treat yourself. These stunning earrings were made to be worn and shown off. At a fair price of $169 (down from $600), you’d be crazy to miss this chance to the belle of the ball. Shine on, you crazy diamond!
Braun Series 5 5090cc Electric Shaver With Cleaning Center (Amazon)
Stubble and beards are in currently. It’s the new thing. But you don’t want to look like Grizzly Adams, do you? No! You want to look well-groomed, kempt and smart for work, friends, partners or even just yourself. Amazon have slapped a number of great deals for men’s grooming products on the table for Black Friday, and this Braun Series 5 represents one of the best bargains. Knocked down to $80, this little guy comes with a two-year warranty AND a lab tested seven year shelf life.
Keurig B130 DeskPro Coffee Maker (Overstock)
We all know how addictive coffee is. Sometimes it’s worse than what you can buy on street corners (or so we’ve been told!), but if you’re good for it then this coffee maker is the best way to feed your habit. Not only does it sort your morning cup of mud out, it’s also adept at providing you with high-quality hot chocolate and iced drinks. At $65.99, this thing will pay for itself.
PS4 with Grand Theft Auto V and The Last Of Us or a $50 gift card (Walmart)
Ok, so maybe the Xbox One didn’t take your fancy this time around, so how about its main rival, the Sony PS4? You’ve got two choices here: you can take it home with GTA V and The Last Of Us, two of the biggest titles in recent years, or grab a $50 gift card as part of the deal and get whatever you want. Far be it from us to tell you what to do but the first option might get you more bang for your buck. At $399 this Black Friday it’s a tough one to overlook.
Apple iPad Mini 3 WiFi 16GB (Target)
We’ve talked a lot about crazy deals in all of these articles but this one really is worth fighting for. The most advanced iPad mini has the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, a 7.9-inch Retina display, a powerful A7 chip with 64-bit architecture, an iSight camera, a FaceTime HD camera, fast wireless, iOS 8, iCloud, and up to 10 hours of battery life. It also comes with a free $100 gift. What are you waiting for? Aim for Target!
Coca-Cola Retro Fridge (Home Depot)
America and Coca-Cola go hand in hand, so what better way to celebrate this long cultural union than by purchasing this mini-fridge? This item is perfect for parties, sports events, BBQs or anything where you need to keep cool beverages on hand at all times. For $29.88 you’ll be the go-to guy for cool cans. Yeah buddy!
Amazon Fire TV Stick (Best Buy)
Technology is just amazing isn’t it? Amazon Fire TV Stick connects to your TV’s HDMI port. Just grab and go to enjoy Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus, YouTube.com, music, and much more. Sounds too good to be true doesn’t it? At $24.99 you might just have to pinch yourself!
We hope we’ve given you the advantage this Black Friday… just try not to get into too much harm!