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Costco, Staples preview Black Friday tech deals

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

The early round of Black Friday tech deals from Amazon and Dell point to some big discounts on TVs and game consoles. With just over three weeks to go until the big shopping week, we now have an idea of what to expect when it comes to a variety of other tech products. Similar to Dell, Costco and Staples will be offering deep discounts on computers. Microsoft's popular Surface Pro 4 tablet for instance, will be priced at $799.99 at Staples, a $200 discount, although the $129.99 keyboard accessory is not included. Costco will have a bundle that includes the tablet as well as the keyboard add-on for $250 off its regular price, or roughly $749.99 assuming the discount is applied to the similar bundle Costco currently offers.


Black Friday 2017 Apple Deals: iPhone 8, iPad, Apple Watch Price Cuts Predicted

International Business Times

The first Black Friday 2017 ads and deals have begun leaking online, but so far, no news on which Apple devices will getting discounts and from which retailers. If last year few years' sales are any indication, this year, tech and gadgets will definitely see prices cuts at retailers like Best Buy, Walmart, Target and more. This includes deep discounts on products from Apple like the original Apple Watch or iPad Air models and iPad minis.


FEMAIL rounds up the best Black Friday sales to kick off your Thanksgiving holiday weekend

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Black Friday shopping has become a time-honored Thanksgiving tradition, but with so many stores opening its doors right after dinner on Thursday, it's not always easy to determine which prices are best. Almost every store is offering a host of'doorbuster' deals, discounts, and seemingly unbeatable bargains that it is nearly nearly impossible to tell which offers are really worth taking advantage of without doing any research. The National Retail Federation is estimating that a whopping 137 million Americans will hit the stores, or at the very least shop online, over Thanksgiving weekend, and the latest technology and gadgets will undoubtedly be in high demand as some stores are offering hundreds -- and even thousands -- of dollars worth of discounts. For those who are in the market for a new television, multiple retailers are offering deals for every price point. A Samsung 65" 6500 Series - Curved 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV is being sold for $1,097.99 - saving customers a remarkable $1,302. Meanwhile, if you are looking for a smaller, more affordable television.


Black Friday 2016 predictions include 90 Chromebooks, 299 Apple iPad Air 2 tablets

ZDNet

Chromebooks could be on sale for under 100 during Black Friday 2016. With the rise of online shopping, Black Friday has lost a bit of its luster -- or insanity, depending on your point of view. But despite Amazon extending the shopping holiday to the whole month of November, and Cyber Monday rivaling its brick-and-mortar predecessor, Black Friday deals remain the focal point for the Christmas buying season, complete with the type of speculation usually reserved for NFL and Academy Award predictions. So what do deal prognosticators envision while they wait for the first Black Friday ads to leak? As you might expect, most of the focus is on doorbusters, those limited time, limited quantity mega-sales that draw headlines and frenzied shoppers.


Prices of iPhone XR and iPhone 8 slashed by up to 20 percent in China

ZDNet

The prices of several iPhone models on two Chinese major e-commerce platforms have recently been slashed by up to 20 percent as Apple sales stagnate in China -- one of the company's most important overseas markets. On JD.com, the China's second largest online sales platform, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are priced as low as 3,999 yuan ($592) and 4,799 yuan ($710) from January 11, down 22 and 20 percent respectively compared to the prices seen on Apple's official Chinese website. The platform also allows consumers to trade their iPhone 7 Plus for an iPhone XR by paying 3,500 yuan. JD.com told Chinese media that the recent promotion was notified and authorised by Apple, while Suning.com said the lucrative discount for the iPhone XR was part of its year-end promotional activity. The US technology giant has already asked suppliers to cut Q2 new iPhone production by about 10 percent, after it in late December asked suppliers to make fewer iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR models for the January to March quarter, Nikkei reported by citing unnamed sources.