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Black Friday 2010 deals roundup: ultimate mega edition (updated regularly)

Laura June

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Hey guys, have you ever heard of Black Friday? It's the day after Thanksgiving where everybody gets up at the crack of dawn to go stand in line at big box retailers so they can get the cheapest deals in town. Like it or not, it's one of the greatest things about living in the United States of America, where making a competitive sport out of purchasing Christmas gifts for your loved ones is only better in reality than it would be on reality television (producers, you know where to find us). Anyway, we're rounding up some of the best deals we can find, and we're going to put them all, right here, in this one, glorious post. We'll keep updating this bad boy as long as you're here to read about the delicious deals. Because, as you know, we love you. Feel free to suggest other sales in the comments, and join us after the break for all the deals.

Deals happening early

Dell's giving away a Froyo-packed Droid Incredible for free on two-year contract, with free activation and free shipping to boot, and you even get a $25 Dell gift card with your "purchase," too. Deal ends Monday, or while supplies last.

Lenovo is chopping some Benjamins off of select ThinkPads and ThinkCentre PCs, check out the savings right here, and be sure to use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY.

Xbox Live
's Thanksgiving Week sale goes through next Tuesday and includes discounts on tons of games, including discounts on Arcade games and Add Ons. Our friends at Joystiq have full details.

TokyoFlash is offering up to 50 percent off certain items as well as 15 percent off all watches beginning tomorrow online if you use the code BLACK.

Mimoco's got a sale going on already that runs through Cyber Monday. It includes a 30 percent discount off everything in their web store and free shipping if your purchase is over $30.

Samsung 46" 3D 1080p LED HDTV bundle for $1,520 at Newegg. This one comes with a Samsung BD-C5900 3D Blu-ray player, and a Shrek 3D Starter kit. All you need to do is add the television (which is regularly $1899) to your cart and use the coupon code EMCZZNN54.

MacMall's Black Friday event is going on right now and has some decent discounts, including a 13-inch MacBook Pro for $1,098. Their sale runs through Friday and is already underway.

EarphoneSolutions is offering 20 percent off site wide from now until Monday. Just use coupon code: CYBER2010

CyberPower and will make an AMD Athlon II and Intel Core i5-powered desktop system available at savings of more than 30 percent. The sale begins on November 24th and will run through Cyber Monday. Both systems have limited quantities so customers should plan on shopping early and visit the Newegg website to score some super holiday savings.

AMD's Facebook page is currently hosting a deal stream for notebooks, desktops, processors and other goodies featuring AMD technology, all of which were uncovered and tweeted with the #AMDdeals hashtag by AMD fans and shoppers all over North America.

Amazon VOD is offering a rental movie for 75% off through the 30th with the promotional code "RENTDEAL"

Apple authorized resellers MacConnection and MacMall have jumped the gun to offer discounts on Macs, MacBooks, MacBook Pros, iMacs, and even the new MacBook Air starting on Thanksgiving. They'll even throw in free shipping and a free printer with each Mac sold. MacMall is also offering a free copy of Parallels Desktop 6. Typically it's the resellers, not Apple, who offer the best Black Friday deals. See AppleInsider for a detailed rundown on the savings.

Gamers (and loved ones with gamers), Steam's Gift Pack Deals are going on now through Monday, and if you make a wishlist, every day 30 people are chosen at random and receive their top 5 games for free.

Blizzard is feeding addictions on the cheap: World of Warcraft for $5, Burning Crusade for $5, and Wrath of the Lich King for $10. That's $20 total to get you up to speed in time for next month's Cataclysm expansion launch. Offer ends November 30th.

Actual Black Friday deals

Dell's also contributing to today's madness with a neat $200 discount on the Alienware M11x, taking the starting price down to $599.

is taking as much as 50 percent off its laptop bags from now until Monday.

Buy the Olive 4HD. Get an iPod touch free. Check it.

Radio Shack's got a few good phones on sale, including AT&T's Samsung Captivate, which you'll find free on two-year-contract (and a $25 monthly data plan) come Friday. Perhaps not quite as exciting an on-contract deal: $150 for an HTC EVO 4G.

Amazon will be offering up the last gen Kindle 2 as a lightning deal for $89.99 starting at 9:00 am PT on Friday morning. This is a really good deal if you've got a friend or loved one who has been itching to dip their toe into the e-reader waters.

Apple's one day sale is live at its online store. Savings of 5 to 15 percent on Macs, iPads, iPods, and accessories are yours for the taking.

AT&T's online sale starts Friday and will run through next Monday, including a killer buy-one, get-one free deal on any two Windows Phone 7 handsets you choose. No word on other deals yet, and they'll change each day, but if you're an AT&T customer it's probably worth checking it out.

Not to be outdone by AT&T, T-Mobile's got a BOGO deal for Windows Phone 7 too: grab one HTC HD7, and the second one's on the house.

Crucial's got a killer deal on refurbished RealSSD's -- $1 per gigabyte while supplies last. Grab a 256GB drive for $256, 128GB for $128, or 64GB for $64 starting Friday at 11AM EST. Let's hope they finally figured out that firmware fix!

Shuttle Computer will offer a promo code from the 26th to the 29th. The code is UKNOWUWANT1. The first 100 people to use the code to order one of their X350 models will receive the unit for free, and those who use the code after that will receive a $100 discount.

Sony Electronics has stated that on Nov. 26 and Nov. 27, the Sony Dash will be on sale for Black Friday shoppers; priced at just $129, consumers will receive about a $70 savings. We're assuming this is everywhere that sells the Dash. Also, if you've yet to pick up a PlayStation Portable (and aren't holding out for an... ahem... cellular device) now might be the time -- $130 PSP-3000 bundles and $150 PSPgo bundles will hit stores Friday with some pretty significant savings over their typical $170 to $200 price points.

Borders (in-store, so far as we can tell) will offer the Kobo e-reader for $119.99, or $20 off of list, the Aluratek Libre eBook Reader Pro for $89.99 ($30 off of list), Sony Pocket Edition for $149.99 ($30 savings), Sony Touch Edition for $199.99 ($30 savings) and the Velocity Micro Cruz Reader for $149.99 ($50 savings).

Mimo Monitors is offering loads of various deals on their secondary monitor collection. Details can be found here.

Verizon Wireless will be handing out Jawbone Icon Hero Bluetooth headsets -- a $99.99 value -- with the purchase of "select" phones on Friday. We hear the Samsung Continuum, BlackBerry Bold and LG Vortex will be those phones, and you'll be able to grab them for $99, $49 and free respectively on Friday, assuming you figure two-year contracts and $100 mail-in-rebates into the equation (Confirmed: $99 Continuum, $49 Bold, gratis Vortex).

Roku is offering its $79.99 Roku XD for 20% ($64) off from midnight PST Friday through Monday.

Microsoft Store is knocking $350 off an Alienware M17 bundle, offering free Zune HDs with select laptops, and if you act fast, a free Dell Mini 10 with purchase of Office Home and Business for just shy of $300.

General sale resources starts its sale today at 4:00PM EST. We'll update with the best deals as we find them.
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 unlocked for $190. Sure, it's chained to an antiquated version of Android, but boy is it cheap!
  • Need an e-reader? Perhaps the $90 Aluratek Libre Pro will do. It doesn't have an e-ink screen, but what do you expect for $90? Well, if you're lucky at Amazon this Friday (see above) you could pay the same for a Kindle 2...
  • There's also a pair of super-cheap LCD monitors for $90 each -- the 20-inch LG W2043TE and the 19-inch ASUS VE198T.
  • Building a desktop PC? You're going to need some memory, and good luck finding a better deal than this 4GB of G.Skill RipJaws DDR3-1600 for the low price of $50.

Walmart will have both Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday sales that start at 3:00AM EST on both days.

Target starts its Black Friday sale at 4AM on Friday.

Amazon's Black Friday deals are a go, with special discounts coming and going now through Monday, including the infamous (and usually only hours-long) Lightning Deals. We'll comb through the video games and electronics deals shortly, but also be sure to peruse yourself as well as keep an eye on @amazongames and @amazontechdeals for up-to-the-minute deal updates (and don't forget about that $89 Kindle 2 lightning deal, above).

For the truly deal hungry

Deals Vista has put together what is arguably the most comprehensive and insane Black Friday sale spreadsheet in the history of mankind. It's got a lot of information, especially for some lesser known, local retail chains, so you should probably check it out. Be warned though: you're going to need another cup of coffee.

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