Black Friday and Cyber Monday are almost upon us. These two shopping days offer amazing savings on just about everything. For the geeks of the world we see some of the best deals of the year on technology products. Many small business owners wait until the end of the year to upgrade technology just for the deals offered on these two days.

Hardware is just one area of technology where we see savings on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. We also see extra savings on software too. Software companies have jumped aboard the Black Friday sales wagon in the last 10 years. Companies like Microsoft, Intuit, McAfee and others offer reduced subscription rates and price cuts on overall software.

The trends are clear, people are shopping online more than ever and this Black Friday will be no different. Expect to see deals online as well as in the stores. Do your research before hitting the streets and always take a smart phone to check those prices. If you find a better price online ask the retailer if they can match it. It never hurts to ask, you might save big bucks. Some of the big names online for Black Friday weekend are Amazon, Walmart, eBay, Target, and Best Buy

We’ve compiled a list of Black Friday deals for your viewing pleasure. Please be aware this list is subject to change.

Sam’s Club Black Friday Deals



It is no surprise local area Las Vegas Sam’s clubs are now in full Black Friday deal mode. Competitions is high for shopper dollars and this year is set to break records. Sam’s Clubs is a trusted consumer and business technology supplier. Check out their amazing Black Friday deals.

TV and streaming sticks

$500 off 75-inch Samsung 4K UHD Smart TV
$250 off 75-inch LG 4K UHD Smart TV
$878 70-inch Vizio XLED Smartcast UHD TV (save $370)
$150 off 65-inch LG 4K UHD Smart TV
$799 58-inch Samsung 4K UHD Smart TV and $149 Samsung 2.1 Bluetooth Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer (save $300 when you buy both)
$398 55-inch Vizio XLED Smartcast UHD TV
$348 50-inch Vizio XLED Smartcast UHD TV
$238.88 39-inch Vizio Smart TV (save $50)

Smartphones and tablets

$250 Sam’s Club gift card with any iPhone purchase and waived activation fee – iPhone X, iPhone 8, and other models covered
$300 Sam’s Club gift card with any Galaxy phone purchase and waived activation fee – Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8, and other models covered
$200 off 10.5-inch 512GB iPad Pro
$175 off 10.5-inch 256GB iPad Pro
$150 off 10.5-inch 64GB iPad Pro
$168.84 10-inch Galaxy Tab A (save $100)

Laptops and Desktops

$599 HP Envy X360 15.6-inch Laptop (save $350)
$599 HP Pavilion Desktop bundle with 27-inch monitor (save $200)

Kohl’s Store Black Friday Deals



You might not think of Kohl’s when you think of technology and Black Friday deals, but that’s about to change. Kohl’s is now offering some pretty amazing Black Friday door busters. Check out the list we’ve compiled from the Kohl’s flyer.

Here’s a run-down of my top Black Friday picks from Kohl’s:

·    Amazon Echo Dot: $30 (normally $50)

·    DJI Spark quadcopter: $400 (normally $500)

·    Google Home: $80 (normally $130)

·    HMDX Jam Replay Bluetooth speaker: $15 (normally $40)

·    Sony PlayStation 4: $200 (normally $380)

·    Xbox One S: $190 (normally $280)

Dell Black Friday Cyber Monday Deals


Gaming Deals

Dell’s Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop will get a $100 discount, bringing its price down to $900. The deal starts at 8 a.m. on November 15.
The Alienware Aurora Desktop will go on sale for $800 starting on November 23 at 11 a.m. That’s a $300 savings on the regular retail price.

Looking for a high-end PC?

The Alienware 17 laptop, which typically retails for $2,075, will be available for $1,600 on November 23 at 11 a.m. ET.

Consumer PC Deals

The Dell Inspiron 14 3000 Laptop will go on sale for $130 at 6 p.m. ET on November 23. That’s a $120 savings on its regular retail price.
Dell’s Inpiron Desktop will be available for $380 at 8 p.m. ET on November 23. It regularly retails for $650.
The Dell Inspiron 17 7000 Laptop is getting a $200 discount at 1 p.m. ET on November 27, bringing its price down to $800.
Small Business Options

Dell’s Latitude 3580 Laptop for businesses will get a $391 deal starting at 8 a.m. ET on November 15, bringing its price to $579.
The Dell PowerEdge T30 Tower Server will be available for just $300 starting on November 15 at 11 a.m. ET. That’s a $394 savings.
Dell’s Precision 3520 Mobile Workstation will set you back $829 starting at 4 p.m. ET on November 27. It’s typically available for $1,437.

Fry’s Electronic Black Friday Deals



While they haven’t released their Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals yet over at Fry’s Electronics, we’ve compiled the list of last year’s deals to remind you of the fantastic local savings from Fry’s.

Here’s a look at some of the most impressive Black Friday deals from Fry’s in 2016:

Memorex 32” Class Crystal Vision LED HDTV: $99
Samsung 55” Class 4K UHD Smart LED TV: $599
Proscan 8.95” Laptop with Intel Quad Core Processor: $89
ASUS 15.6” with AMD A 10 Processor: $389
PNY 64GB Retract USB 2.0 Flash Drive: $10.99
WD 1 TB My Passport for Mac Portable Hard Drive: $59
LG 27 Cubic Feet 4-Door French Door Stainless Steel Refrigerator: $1699
Samsung 4.2 Cubic Feet Capacity Front Load Washer: $499
Samsung Front Load Dryer: $499
Swagtron Swagger Collapsible Electric Scooter: $399.99
Acer 11.6” Intel Dual Core Cloudbook: $159
Patriot 32 GB Blitz State or Glyde USB 3.0 Flash Drive: $7.99
HP Smart Form Factor Desktop PC with Intel Core2Duo Processor: $79
All 2017 Calendars (Assorted Sizes and Themes): 40% Off
Stylus for Capactive Touchscreens: $0.49
Intel Sixth Generation Core i7-6700k Processor: $315

Online shopping is the best way to save money this Black Friday. Realize, you may not get the door busters. You have a better chance of getting the deal online. Don’t overspend or break the bank because you thought you had to have the product or the deal was to go to be true. Many retailers offer great deals after Christmas. Cyber Monday is the day many technology companies like Newegg, Amazon and others offer some of the best deals on tech. Always look closely at the seller’s profile before pulling the credit card trigger. Amazon always displays multiple sellers of the same product on each listing. Always research the seller and take into consideration shipping cost. In the end, have fun and enjoy yourself, don’t stress!

About Author: I am a IT consultant and U.S. Army Veteran. My experience includes, computer networks, security and cloud solutions. I’m certified on Cisco, Extreme routing network equipment. I’ve worked as a network system engineer and IT consultant for over 20 plus years. My company ZOBOLT is a local IT support and cloud services provider located in the Las Vegas Puget Sound area. Contact ZOBOLT: 206-219-3060