Black Friday has begun and our friends from StackCommerce (who run the Techdirt Deals store) are scouring the web for the best deals on everything from PCs to game consoles to adorable little robot vacuum cleaners. These prices are among the lowest and might be the best pricing you see until next year — and if you use the affiliate links in this post, you’ll be supporting Techdirt too! Act fast as deals go fast.
55-inch Samsung 4K LED HDTV with HDR Support and a $150 Dell Gift Card for only $599.99
Without a doubt, this is the Black Friday TV deal to beat for 2016. Dell is delivering an incredible price, and the bonus $150 gift card makes the deal even sweeter. If you use the entirety of the gift card on a future purchase, you’re effectively only paying $450 for a 2016 model with the most important features: a 4K resolution and HDR support. The rock-bottom low-end models you’ll see during Black Friday aren’t worth your money — grab this affordable mid-range Samsung instead. (Gift card shows in cart.)
Dell Inspiron 3650 Intel Core i7-6700 Quad-Core Desktop with 16GB of RAM, Windows 7 Pro, and 2TB HDD for $599 (Orig: $949)
Use code: 599INSPIRON. This is one of the best bargains Dell’s online store has had this year. Truth be told, there’s no better PC deal to be found at this price. This model features a powerful Intel CPU, plenty of memory for effective multi-tasking, and a generous 2TB hard drive to store your photos, music, and movies. Even better, this sleek tower was recently redesign to take up 45% less space, and it still offers excellent performance. This deal won’t last long, so order fast!
Amazon Fire Quad-Core 7-inch Tablet for $33.33 (Orig: $49.99)
At full price, this tablet was already a solid bargain. Add in an extra 35% Black Friday discount, and it’s undeniably attractive and the lowest price we’ve seen. We’re not sure if Amazon is even profiting off this tablet during this sale — it’s even cheaper than many other electronics it can replace: clocks, digital photo frames, iPads and more. This is purchase you can buy now without a care.
25% off the New 1080p Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa for $29.99 (Orig: $39.99)
As far as Black Friday deals go, this one is hard to top. The previous generation was already one of the best TV streaming options, and this newest generation from Amazon is more powerful has more memory and promises to be an improvement on an already great item.
Nest Smart Thermostat for $199.99 (Orig: $249.99)
Want to save money while lessening your impact on the environment? Consider picking up this newest Nest. This smart thermostat learns your schedule and patterns, figures out when it can lower the temperature, and helps you avoid heating an empty house. Best of all it’s all easily controlled with your smartphone from anywhere. In addition, it’s possible that your utility company offers a rebate on top, so make sure to do your research for even more savings.
$40 off Amazon Echo Bluetooth Speaker with Alexa Assistant for $139.99 (Orig: $179.99)
The Amazon Echo is a piece of future tech. On its surface it is a great streaming music player. Underneath it has Amazon’s highly rated Alexa digital assistant. You can ask Alexa for a weather forecast, order an Uber, or even ask Alexa how many tablespoons are in a cup. If you have home automation set up you can tell Alexa to set the temperature or dim the lights. Welcome to the 21st century.
$10 off Amazon Echo Dot with Alexa for $39.99 (Orig: $49.99)
The Echo Dot keeps the majority of the regular Echo’s functionality, but at a much smaller price. You’re losing the big speaker from the original, but you can easily plug it into your existing speaker system. If you loved Alexa you can now affordably install these little hubs so it’s always at your beck and call.
Kindle Discounts: New Kindle eReader Tablet for $49.99, Paperwhite for $79.99, and Voyager for $169.99
This is the lowest price we’ve seen for the most recent Kindles, so now is a good time to buy. The regular Kindle or the Paperwhite are good options as introductory devices, but the Voyager is absolutely worth the extra cost for heavy readers. Amazon regularly offers free eBooks so you can start a library on your new Kindle easily.
Doorbuster: Xbox One S with Battlefield 1, Gears of War 4, and a Bonus Controller for $249.99
Pick up this 500GB Xbox One S bundle, and you’ll also get two incredible games and a bonus controller for local multiplayer. You could easily spend upwards of $180 purchasing the games and controller separately, so you won’t want to miss out on this incredible deal.
Nest Cam 1080p Indoor Security Camera for $149.99 (Orig: $199.99)
Want to keep a watchful eye inside your home? This security camera from Nest is a good investment. After a fast and easy set-up process, you’ll be able to use it to keep tabs on the happenings in your abode. On the go? You’ll still be able to check the feed, and ensure that everything is safe and sound.
iRobot Roomba 650 Vacuum Robot for $274.99 (Orig: $375)
A vacuum cleaner that does all the hard work — you simply can’t ask for a better appliance. Schedule the Roomba to clean up to seven times a week, and your floors will never get dirty. We haven’t seen a lower price for this model in 2016, so it’s the time to buy.
Microsoft Office 365 with a $25 Dell Gift Card for $79.99
It’s a rarity to see Microsoft Office being discounted, so this bargain makes us sit up and take notice. Not only is this the best price for Office we’ve seen for Black Friday, but the gift card seals it as one of 2016’s best values.
Bose MusicMonitor Multimedia Speakers for $149.99 (Orig: $299.99)
This is the largest discount we’ve ever seen on these excellent Bose speakers. Featuring the quality and power you’d get from professional sound equipment, you’ll really appreciate all of the subtle nuances you’ll be able to pick up from your music library.
DropBox Pro One-Year Subscription with a $25 Dell Gift Card for $59.99 (Gift card shows in cart)
As of right now, Dell’s online store is the only site we’ve found that has DropBox Pro on sale. You’ll save 40% off your first year, and get a $25 Dell Gift Card as well. If you’re in need of easy-to-use online storage, backup or file sharing then jump on this deal as it’s the one of the few and best discounts we’ve seen.
Dell E2416HM 24-inch 1920×1080 Monitor for $89.99 (Orig: $149.99)
24-inch monitors typically cost around 120 bucks a pop, so this deal has you saving about 25% off the average price. That might not seem like much, but that discount is vital if you’re buying numerous displays for your office, a multi-monitor rig, or just want to increase your productivity with monitor.
50% off the TimBuk2 Q 17-inch Laptop Backpack (Ironside) for $49.99 (Orig: $99)
TimBuk2 laptop backpacks are incredibly popular, and this is the best price we’ve seen this year. This bag is designed for both comfort and fashion, so your back can look and feel good everywhere you go.
Good luck and happy hunting!