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Engadget's Black Friday 2012 roundup

Brian Heater
11.21.12
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They're playing Christmas music on all the radio stations and government buildings have begun decking the halls with non-denominational decorations. All of this can only mean one thing: it's time for the mad holiday rush. Once you've polished off that turkey dinner and put on a pair of your least flattering sweatpants, be sure join us after the break for some of the merriest deals on consumer electronics that the internet -- and your local big box shop -- has to offer. Yes, ladies and gentleman, it's Black Friday time.

Phones

  • Sprint's got some solid deals on Samsung handsets this year, like a 16GB Galaxy S III for $50 (on contract, naturally). Not cheap enough? How about a Galaxy Nexus for $0 after a $50 rebate?
  • Free will also get you the Droid RAZR MAXX at Best Buy with a two-year Verizon contract.
  • Speaking of Samsung, you can get your hands on a Galaxy Reverb for $100 over at Virgin Mobile. Another $99, meanwhile, will get you an HTC EVO V 4G.
  • AT&T will be celebrating Black Friday with a "refurb blowout sale," offering up used handsets starting at one-cent.

Tablets

  • Walmart's got the old iPad 2 for $399. The 16GB Apple slate is available in store and comes with a $75 gift card.
  • Word has it that Target, meanwhile will be offering up the fourth gen for $500, along with a $60 gift card.
  • Not into the whole iOS thing? Not a problem. Newegg has the 16GB Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 WiFi 7-incher for $250.

Home Entertainment

  • Head over to a local Walmart on Friday and you can get your hands on an LG BP125 Blu-ray player for a cool $38.
  • Those movies should look pretty good on a new $688 Vizio E-Series 60-inch Class Razor Smart TV for Walmart -- or, if you go straight to the source, you can pick up a 70-incher for $1,699 on Vizio's site.
  • Over at Best Buy, you can grab a 40-inch Toshiba HDTV for $180 and pair it up with a $40 smart Blu-ray player from the company.
  • Sony's dropped $750 off of its 54.6-inch HX750 over on its site. That should pair up nicely with a 40-inch 3D soundbar from the company, now $300.

PCs

  • Take a trip over to Amazon for $310 off the Dell XPS14 Ultrabook.
  • Not enough Dell for you? The company's got a lot more, including a $799 XPS 13 over on its own Black Friday site.
  • Microsoft's offering up the Acer Aspire V5 for a nice $399.
  • Those looking for something more stationary can pick up the HP Spectre One AIO for $975 with a Dealzon coupon.
  • That site's also got some info on how you can score a Dell XPS 8500 for $700.

Cameras

Engadget's Black Friday 2012 roundup

  • Over at Amazon, you can get a Nikon D3100 with a 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR lens for $477.
  • In the market for a point-and-shoot? Best Buy's got a 50-percent discount on the Nikon Coolpix S9050.
  • Sony, meanwhile, has lopped $120 off of its Cybershot HX10. Or you can pick up an a77 DSLR for $300 off.

Gaming

  • Ol' Major Nelson's got the lowdown on where you can get some sweet Xbox deals, including a couple of $200 console bundles from a glut of stores. Yep, there's Kinect in there, too.
  • And what's a console with out games? Microsoft will be offering up a number of Xbox 360 titles at $9 a pop.
  • Steam's got some deep gaming discounts as well, on titles like Darksider II and Age of Empires III.
  • Granted, it's not a Wii U, but Mario fans can nab Nintendo's last-gen console for $89 in-store at Walmart. The store is also offering up a 250GB PS3 with an Uncharted Dual Pack and Infamous collection for $199.

Etc.

  • It may not glow, but Barnes & Noble's Nook Simple Touch is a great e-reader nonetheless, and you can score one for $49, courtesy of Target.
  • $49 will also get you Kobo's adorable new Mini reader, should you find yourself in a Best Buy on Friday. You can also take advantage of the deal in a local indie bookseller listed here.
  • Who among us couldn't use a little more portable storage? For $60, you get 750GB of Seagate backup through Newegg.
  • Looking for a great gift to annoy the cat in your life? Brookstone will be offering the smartphone-controlled Sphero for $100.

Still not satisfied? Keep a check on Blackfriday.net and SlickDeals, and be sure to add your own finds in comments below. Stay safe (and sane) out there.

*Verizon has acquired AOL, Engadget's parent company. However, Engadget maintains full editorial control, and Verizon will have to pry it from our cold, dead hands.

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