Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday are fantastic times to go out and do your holiday shopping. These are also great times to buy new tech staples for your business. If you’re willing to wake up at 3 AM to go fight the crowds for Black Friday, has off to you. Keep in mind, that you can still get great deals online. That means getting the same great price, without waking up early, being in a mosh pit of crazed customers, and, let’s not forget, subjecting employees to be there during the holidays. More and more stores are doing away with opening the Friday after Thanksgiving in order to let employees enjoy the holiday. Unless you’re in dire need of your mosh pit fix, try to stick to online shopping on Black Friday in order to give everyone the chance to get some rest. Cyber Monday and Black Friday Deals 2017 — they are better than ever before, and don’t require you to leave the comfort of your home.
With that said, everyone needs a break. Instead of gluing yourself to your laptop on Friday, spend it with your family. How do you still get the deals? Easy. Plan your haul ahead of time, add it to your cart, set an alarm, check out, and be done. This can be done on both Black Friday and Cyber Monday. What about the hours of time it takes to research those great deals? Again, that’s easy. To help save you time, we’ve done the work for you and narrowed down the best deals.
Cyber Monday and Black Friday Deals 2017 — Amazon.
We’ll start with the crown jewel, and pretty much the inventor of Cyber Monday, Amazon. That’s right, when you think Amazon, you think Cyber Monday.
Here are some of the great deals on Amazon for Cyber Monday 2017, as predicted by Cyber Deal Analyzing Expert, Gordon Kelly, a contributor for Forbes.
Prediction– Amazon Echo Dot for $29.99 (save $20)
Prediction – Amazon Echo Plus for $119.99 (save $30)
Prediction – Amazon All-New Echo for $79.99 (save $20)
Prediction – Amazon Tap for $79.99 (save $50)
Prediction – Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition for $69.99 (save $30)
Prediction – Amazon Fire HD 8 for $49.99 (save $30)
Prediction – Amazon Kindle Paperwhite for $89.99 (save $30)
Prediction – Amazon Kindle for $49.99 (save $30)
Prediction – Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote for $24.99 (save $15)
Prediction – Amazon Cloud Cam for $99.99 (save $20)
Now, you may be wondering why I didn’t include any computer pricing. Well there is a reason. When buying technology online, you run the risk of running into issues if something goes wrong. Your warranty may or may not exist, depending on your seller. IT also may be difficult for you to return if something goes wrong in a year — something typically offered by the large retailers with store locations.
Cyber Monday and Black Friday Deals 2017 — Best Buy.
If you need to buy a laptop, printer, or staple technology good for your business, do it from Best Buy. They have a one year warranty on all goods. Plus, you have the options to buy an extended three-year warranty. If you’re investing in a technology good for your business, buy that extended three-year warranty. Do it! Trust me, you’ll be glad you did. Depending on which brand you choose — Apple, Samsung, etc. — you may be considering buying the good directly from that specific company. If you don’t need any training on your new device, go for the better deal. However, if you need training, consider going to Best Buy. The staff is well trained and you can bring in something you ordered online and be taught how to use it. You may be thinking, “Okay, well I can do that at the Apple store.” Alright, think again. I, queen of technology mishaps, invested in a MacBook Pro. I have an iPhone, but have no experience using Macs. When I order my Mac online, I specified that I would need training and help setting it up. I checked in with the Apple store before my laptop arrived and they said that was fine. Was it fine? No. The service was awful. I was at a table with other 3 other customers, all of whom were there for help. Did I get help? No. my service agent told me to go home, connect to WIFI and follow the steps to transfer data from my laptop…. Uh, okay. Did that work? No, of course not. Save yourself the frustration and buy from Best Buy if you need training. Oh, and don’t forget, don’t buy anything with less than 8 GB of RAM.
According to Gordon Kelly, here are the best Mac Cyber Monday and Black Friday Deals 2017 at Best Buy.
Best Buy – Beginning November 23– Apple MacBook Air (Latest Model) 13.3-inch Display 256GB for $999.99 (save $200)
Best Buy – Beginning November 23– MacBook Pro (save up to $250)
Cyber Monday and Black Friday Deals 2017 — Apple Products.
If you’re looking for an Apple product, shop these stores online. You may think Apple deals are few and far between, but you can score some. The problem is, everyone wants them! Set yourself an alarm and pre-add everything your cart so you can get the deal quickly.
Walmart – Beginning November 23– Apple iPhone Qualifying Purchases (7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus and X) Get a $300 Walmart Gift Card (AT&T & Verizon). The best deal, but only Verizon and AT&T are available. Sprint users must look elsewhere.
Walmart – Beginning November 23– Apple iPhone 6 on Straight Talk Wireless 32GB for $129 (save $70)
Walmart – Beginning November 23– Apple iPad 32GB Wi-Fi Only (5th Generation) for $249 (save $80)
Target – Beginning November 23– Apple iPad 32GB for $249.99 (save $80)
Target – Beginning November 23– Apple iPad Pro 10.5-inch (Wi-Fi) for $529.99 (save $120)
Best Buy – Beginning November 23– Save up to $150 on the iPad Pro 10.5-Inch
Cyber Monday and Black Friday Deals 2017 Source: Gordon Kelly, contributor at Forbes.
Cyber Monday and Black Friday Deals 2017 — Microsoft.
Microsoft Store – Beginning November 23rd– Surface Pro Bundle (Intel Core i5/256GB SSD) (save $329)
Microsoft Store – Beginning November 23rd– Dell Inspiron 13 for $399 (save $200)
Kohl’s – Beginning November 20– Microsoft Xbox One S 500GB Console + $45 Kohl’s Cash for $189.99 (save $90)
Walmart – Beginning November 23– Microsoft Xbox One Controller for $39 (save $20.96)
Best Buy – Beginning November 23 – Microsoft Surface Pro Core M with Black Type Cover for $629 (save $370)
Cyber Monday and Black Friday Deals 2017 Source: Gordon Kelly, Contributor at Forbes.
Cyber Monday and Black Friday Deals 2017—Samsung.
As we saw in our iPhone X vs. Galaxy Note 8 article, Samsung really does have some superior products and are stepping up their game. Check out these deals.
Samsung.com – Samsung Galaxy S8 with a free Gear VR or DeX Station starting at $724.99
Samsung.com – Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with a free Gear VR or DeX Station starting at $929.99
Samsung.com – Samsung 49-inch Class Q6F Special Edition QLED 4K TV for $999.99 (save $300)
Samsung.com – Samsung 65-inch Class Q9F QLED 4K TV for $3,299.99 (save $2,700)
Samsung.com – Samsung 49-inch Class MU8000 4K UHD TV for $899.99 (save $300)
Walmart – Samsung 55-inch Class FHD (1080P) Smart LED TV (UN55J6201AFXZA) for $597.99 (save $1,002)
Best Buy – Save $200 on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus when you buy and activate for Verizon
Amazon – Samsung Electronics UN65MU7000 65-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2017 Model) for $1,345 (save $355)
Cyber Monday and Black Friday Deal 2017 Source: Gordon Kelly, Contributor at Forbes.
Cyber Monday and Black Friday Deals 2017 Sources: Gordon Kelly