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Best Black Friday deals 2013

So what are the real deals this Black Friday? Check out these top picks from CNET.

There are many Black Friday deals, but only a few worth paying attention to. James Martin/CNET

Every year the Black Friday online circulars hit the Web and lots of sites round up every tech deal under the sun. That's great, but it's always hard to tell the real deals from all the crap that's being advertised to lure you into the stores. The truth is, a lot of the so-called superbargains are already available online from stores like Amazon and others.

However, a few items do stand out. Alas, many of these are "doorbusters" available in very limited quantities, and only the people who arrive long before the doors open will get a chance to buy them. But at least they really are deals, and some of them are actually worth getting excited about.

Here's a look at some of the better upcoming Black Friday tech deals along with links to the full ad circulars courtesy of in case you want to dig a little deeper into the sale items. Also, here's a list of good free Black Friday iOS and Android apps.

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Newegg (link to full ad circular)

Panasonic Lumix 16.1MP digital camera for $109.9 (regularly $179.99)

Lenovo IdeaPad U510 Ultrabook for $449.99 (regularly $699.99)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-inch for $289 (regularly $399)

Polk Audio PSW10 10-inch powered subwoofer for $89.99 (regularly $249.99)

Samsung 32-inch 720p LED television for $229.99 (regularly $419.99)

Asus 24-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor, for $129.99 (regularly $229.99)

Best Buy (link to full ad circular)

LG 55-inch 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV - $499.99

Samsung 65-inch 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV for $999.99 (regularly $1,499.99)

Vizio M-Series 50-inch 1080p 240Hz Smart TV for $599.99 (regularly $799.99)

Sony Smart Wi-Fi Blu-ray Player for $54.99 (regularly $89.99)

Samsung Galaxy S4 (AT&T/Sprint/Verizon) free with two-year contract (regularly $199.99)

HTC One for $29.99 with two-year contract (regularly $199.99)

LG G2 for $24.99 with two-year contract (regularly $199.99)

Microsoft Surface RT 32GB for $199.99 (regularly $349.99)

MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina Display for $1,099.99 (regularly $1,299.99)

$150 off all MacBook Airs

iPad Air Wi-Fi 16GB for $449.99 (regularly $499.99)

HP Envy TouchSmart 17-inch laptop for $799.99 (regularly $999.99)

GoPro HD Hero3 action camcorder for $249.99 (regularly $329.99)

Nikon D7000 with 18-140mm lens for $799.99 (regularly $1599.99)

Nikon Coolpix S800c $129.99 (regularly $349.99)

Sony SRS-BTX300 Bluetooth speaker for $99.99 (regularly $199.99)

Sony X Series Over Ear headphones for $99.99 (regularly $199.99)

UE Boombox Bluetooth speaker for $149.99 (regularly $249.99)

Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight for $49.99 (regularly $99.99)

PlayStation 3 bundle with The Last of Us and Batman: Arkham Origins for $199.99

Xbox 360 E 250GB bundle with Tomb Raider, Batman: Arkham City, Halo 4, and Darksiders II for $189.99 (regularly $286)

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag video game for $29.99


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Black Friday deals preview page

Walmart (link to full ad circular)

Vizio 70-inch 1080p 120Hz Smart HDTV for $998

Vizio 60-inch 1080p 120Hz HDTV for $688

LG 50-inch HDTV for $448 (regularly $598)

Samsung 55-inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED HDTV for $727

Samsung 46-inch 1080p Smart LED HDTV for $497

Roku HD for $39

Nintendo 2DS for $99 (regularly $129.99)

PlayStation 3 250GB bundle with The Last of Us and Batman: Arkham Origins for $199

PlayStation 3 12GB console for $149 (regularly $199.99)

iPhone 5C 16GB for $45 with two-year contract (includes $75 gift card)

iPhone 5S 16Gb for $189 with two-year contract (includes $75 gift card)

Motorola Moto X for $49 with two-year contract

iPad Mini (2012) for $299 (includes bonus $100 gift card)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 for $299

Nikon D5100 with 18-55mm and 55-200mm lenses for $499

Leapfrog LeapPad 2 for $39.99 (regularly 79.99)

Skylanders and Infinity Starter Packs for $37 (regularly $74.96)

$10 off Select PS4 and Xbox One Video Games such as NBA 2K14 and Battlefield 4

FIFA 14 video game for $25 (while supplies last)

Last of Us video game for $25 (while supplies last)

Walmart has a sale on several other games from 6pm - 7pm. If any of these items sell out in the first hour, Walmart will offer a Guarantee Card for the item, ensuring that the product will be shipped to your store for you before Christmas:

Call of Duty: Ghosts for $39.96

Grand Theft Auto V for $34

Batman: Arkham Origins for $34

NBA 2K14 for $34

Target (link to full ad circular)

Samsung 55-inch 120Hz 1080p LED HDTV for $697.99 (regularly $899.99)

Samsung 50-inch 1080p LED HDTV for $597.99 (regularly $749.99)

Vizio 47-inch 1080p LED HDTV for $379.99 (regularly $519.99)

Samsung 40-inch 1080p Smart LED HDTV for $397.99 (regularly $499.99)

Vizio 37-inch HDTV for $249.99 (regularly $329.99)

Nintendo 3DS XL for $149.99 (regularly $199)

Nikon D3200 with 18-55mm and 55-200mm lenses for $499.99 (regularly $799.99)

iPad Air Wi-Fi 16GB for $479.99 plus $100 gift card (regularly $499.99)

iPad Mini (2012) for $299 plus $75 gift card (regularly $299)

7-inch Nook HD 8GB for $79.99 (regularly $129)

Staples (link to full ad circular)

Google Nexus 7 tablet (2013, 16GB ) for $199

Samsung Galaxy S4 with two-year contract for $0.01

HP Pavilion 14-inch Google Chromebook for $179.99

Microsoft Surface RT w/keyboard for $249.99

Xbox Live Gold 3-month membership for $10 (full year regularly costs $60)

Costco (link to full ad circular)

HP Envy 15.6-inch TouchSmart Laptop (Intel Core i7/16GB RAM/1TB HDD) for $799.99 (regularly $999.99)

Dyson DC50 Ball Upright Vacuum for $299.99 ($100 off coupon -- regularly $399.99)


55-inch 4K Seiki TV for $849.99 (on sale now)

50-inch 4K Seiki TV for $749.99 (on sale now)

39-inch 4K Seiki TV for $499.99 (on sale now)

Fry's (link to full ad circular):

Western Digital 1TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive for $48

LG 55-inch LED HDTV for $497

Microsoft Surface RT 32GB with keyboard cover for $229.99

We'll be updating this post in the days ahead. Leave us a comment with any good Black Friday deals you spot.