Want one of DJI's aerial photography drones? Here are the best prices we've ever seen: just $500 for a DJI Phantom 3 Standard (down from $800) or $1,060 for a DJI Phantom 3 Professional (down from $1,260) with an extra $150 battery for free. You can get both at Adorama right now using the coupon code MBT1236001 at checkout.
Those deals beat the ones that DJI is offering direct from its website, starting at 2 p.m. PT on Thursday. The top-of-the-line Phantom 3 Professional drone is $100 off for a total of $1,160 (with the extra $150 battery) and the entry-level Phantom 3 Standard is $600. While it's definitely not as feature-packed as the Professional, the Standard is still a really nice camera drone for nearly half the price.
Nintendo Wii U Deluxe with Splatoon and Smash Bros for $250 (eBay via Target)
If you've ever wanted a Nintendo Wii U, now's the time. This bundle comes with two of the system's best games preinstalled, for just $250 from Target via eBay. That's the best price we've seen on a Wii U (normally $300), period, to say nothing of one with two great games in the box.
When the Dyson V6 dropped to $300, it carved out an excellent niche in the stick vacuum market. But at just $199 from Walmart, it's an amazing deal.
If you miss out on that price, you can also find it at Best Buy, Target for $224, which is still a great bargain. It's also just one of the many Dyson vacuums you can find for 25 percent off through Wednesday -- check Dyson's website for more deals.
If you're looking for a tiny bare-bones Windows laptop, it won't get much better (read: cheaper) than the Lenovo IdeaPad 100S, and right now you can find it for just $130 (normally $200) at Best Buy and eBay.
Sony A6000 for $398 (Amazon, Adorama, Crutchfield)
The Sony A6000 interchangeable-lens camera will be two years old in February -- presuming that Sony doesn't replace it in the interim -- but it's still a really good choice for family and enthusiast photographers who want something smaller than a dSLR. You can find the camera body for just $398 from Amazon, Adorama or Crutchfield today, and kits that come with two lenses can be had for under $700.
$100 Target giftcard with any Apple Watch purchase (Target)
Apple products rarely go on sale, but Target has a great deal if you're looking for an Apple Watch this holiday. No matter which model or style (they start at $350), you'll get a free $100 Target giftcard with your purchase.
The UX305 is an excellent thin-and-light laptop with an all-metal frame. This version comes with a Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of solid-state storage for just $700 (down from $900). You can also find the much less powerful Core M version for $530 at eBay.
Video games with fake musical instruments usually cost quite a bit. But now, you can grab Guitar Hero Live -- with the guitar -- for $70 at Amazon or at Best Buy for any game console of your choice. Normally it costs $100. There's also a two-guitar package for $110 at Amazon (down from $150).
Update: The $65 Amazon price seems to have expired (now $70), and some of the two-guitar packages are now full price.
The Godfather Collection (Coppola Restoration) for $10 from iTunes
Three of the best films of all time, retouched frame by frame, in a high-definition digital download edition. The Godfather Collection: The Coppola Restoration is now just $10 on iTunes (normally $45).
SanDisk SSDs (240GB for $60, 480GB for $110, 960GB for $200)
Need some faster storage in your PC? These solid-state drives are nice and cheap. Amazon and Best Buy have the 240GB SSD Plus for $60 (down from $115). Adorama has the 480GB Ultra II for $110 (down from $200). And both Newegg and Adorama have the 960GB Ultra II for $200 (down from $320).
Many retailers will sell this well-liked fitness tracker for $120 (normally $150) during their Black Friday sales, but you don't have to wait. You can find it for that same price right now at eBay. It's also $119 at Target and $135 right now at Amazon, in case eBay runs out.
The Nintendo 2DS doesn't fold, and it doesn't show games in stereo 3D. But it does play the vast majority of Nintendo mobile games (including 3D titles) with its stylus and two flat screens. For just $79 at Walmart (normally $100) it's a good deal and an easy pick for kids on your list.
A better deal, if you're lucky: A 2DS bundle with Mario Kart 7 is $80 at Target (online only), and you can stack a 15 percent coupon code (TGTKZN2T) to bring the total to $68.
The brand-new Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch can already be had for a discount: $200 at Best Buy, instead of the $250 it usually costs. Note that the model with the leather band and scalloped dial costs more.
The cheapest Kindle is now even cheaper: just $50. It regularly costs $80. You can also find the Kindle Paperwhite for $100 (down from $120). Note that both of these prices are for the versions with "Special Offers," advertising that appears on the lock screen.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 for $350-$400 (Amazon, Adorama, Best Buy)
The best iPad knockoff yet, Samsung's Tab S2 is a great pick if you need a premium Android tablet. Amazon, Adorama and Best Buy are offering the 8-inch model for $350, a $50 savings, and the 9.7-inch model for $400 (down from $500).
The fun, functional Pebble Time smartwatch can now be had for $130 direct from Pebble's website. It normally retails for $200, but it's recently gone on sale for $150 as well. Target will also have it on sale for $130, starting Thursday at 6 p.m. PT.
Note that this is not the Pebble Time Steel, which is slightly thicker, with a metal casing and longer battery life. The Steel is on sale for $200, a $50 savings.
Samsung UD590 28-inch 4K monitor for $400 (Amazon, Best Buy)
Here's a 28-inch 4K monitor with 60Hz refresh rate and 1 millisecond response time for just $400, compared to its usual $600 price. That's a great deal for gamers, if their video cards are up to the challenge. Find it at Amazon or Best Buy.
Xbox One for $300 starting Wednesday (Target) or Thursday (Microsoft)
The Xbox One is now an excellent game console, a capable streaming box and a Blu-ray player, too -- and it's getting a $50 price cut. This Wednesday, Target will be the first to offer it for just $300 (down from $350), with a $60 Target gift card as an added bonus.
If you miss out, the Microsoft Store will sell all Xbox One bundles at a $50 discount starting Wednesday at 9 p.m. PT.
Here's a better deal, but one sure to go fast: Dell will have an Xbox One plus a copy of Fallout 4 and an extra controller for $300 at 3 p.m. PT Thursday. That's a $170 savings.
The Surface 3 is no Surface Pro, but it's a capable lightweight computer. Starting Wednesday at 9 p.m. PT (midnight ET on Thursday), the Microsoft Store will sell you any Surface 3 plus a Type Cover keyboard for $150 off. That means you can nab the base 64GB Surface 3, with the keyboard, for just $479 (down from $629).
This Microsoft Store doorbuster will probably go fast at 9 p.m. PT on Wednesday: a 15.6-inch 1080p touchscreen computer with a Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory and 1TB of storage for just $399 (down from $749).
Alienware 15 gaming laptop for $1,200 starting Thursday (Dell)
The Alienware 15 is a solid gaming machine, and you can get a well-equipped version for just $1,200 (down from $1,500) this Thursday. It comes with a 6th-gen Core i7 processor, 8GB of memory, 1TB of storage, GeForce GTX 970M graphics and a 15.6-inch 1080p display.
We call it "the best iPad you can buy right now" and Staples is making it even better with a big discount. Starting on Thursday, you can get a 16GB iPad Air 2 for $374 (down from $499 -- a $125 savings) or a 32GB iPad Air 2 for $449 (down from $599 -- a $150 discount).
The new iPad Mini 4 can also be had for $299, a $100 savings.