Your Black Friday shopping survival guide
Your Black Friday shopping survival guide
2:59

Your Black Friday shopping survival guide

Culture
Forget Black Friday, we're revving up for a cyber weekend. I'm Bridget Carey, this is your CNet update. So you want to find. And the best tech deals this holiday weekend. Well I'm gonna coach you on everything you need to know to be a savvy shopper in under three minutes. Deal hunting is serious business. I was raised in a time when you had to arm yourself with a roll of wrapping paper to bat away mobs of people. If you wanted one of the three Wii Fits in the store. And you know what? There was no Thanksgiving shopping, Black Friday meant Friday. But technology has made us soft, it's not like that any more. Retailers are taking the sport of the hunt, you can find sales already starting now. Amazon and Wal Mart and talking about Cyber Monday deals before the turkey is even thawed out. Actually Wal Mart is going to start Cyber Monday deals on Sunday, so it's just one big cyber weekend now. And smartphones, they're your most important weapon in the war for your wallet. If you're going to a store, use an app to Scan the bar codes of products while you're in line to make sure you're getting the lowest price. If you find it listed for a lower price at another store the big retailers are gonna honor that price even if it's at Amazon. It just needs to be from Amazon itself and not a third party seller. You can bar code scan using the camera on your phone with apps like Shop Savvy, Red Laser, and also Amazon's app has a bar code scanner. And speaking of Amazon You may see deals exclusively on the app this year, like a 50 inch HD TV for $150. Target is also pushing people to its Kids' Wish List app, by offering 10% off on toys on the list. This is the best time to buy big ticket items, like game systems and televisions. Actually you'll probably see a few 4k ultra HD TVs on sale. And it's sort of a good time to go into 4K. But out of all those on sale Friday, we're only recommending the Vizio M60 C3. It's $800 at www.dell.com. And maybe Amazon's gonna have it too. Also, it's worth looking into smart TVs with Roku streaming tech built inside. TCL makes a 32 inch Roku TV that only costs $125 at Amazon and Walmart. Now is also when you're gonna find deals on Apple products. Target has Apple TV Streaming boxes on sale and as for the Apple Watch, Target and Best Buy cut $100 off the price. Over at CNet, we have a list of the 31 best Black Friday deals. To help you plan. Google is also offering tips on the best time to go into stores. By collecting data on people with their location turned on on their phones, Google found that there's a spike right when stores open on Thanksgiving at around 6 PM But the heaviest shopping time in stores was between 2PM and 4PM. So if you wanna avoid the crowds, it's best to shop early in the morning. And remember, don't stress out. There's gonna be plenty of other deals and sales filling your e-mail inbox over the next few weeks. You can count on it. That's it for this segment news update. And there's more at cnet.com. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey. [MUSIC]

Up Next

Download Netflix shows to watch offline
ud113016.jpg

Up Next

Download Netflix shows to watch offline

Amazon's next Echo said to come with a screen
ud112916.jpg

Amazon's next Echo said to come with a screen

Curved iPhone 8? Apple said to be exploring OLED screens
ud112816.jpg

Curved iPhone 8? Apple said to be exploring OLED screens

Black Friday and other turkey traditions are evolving
ud1123162.jpg

Black Friday and other turkey traditions are evolving

Facebook drone accident under investigation
ud112216.jpg

Facebook drone accident under investigation

Facebook needs you to fight fake news
ud112116.jpg

Facebook needs you to fight fake news

Airbnb wants to be your travel agent
ud111816.jpg

Airbnb wants to be your travel agent

Wait, how fast can Qualcomm charge a phone?
ud111716.jpg

Wait, how fast can Qualcomm charge a phone?

Snapchat may be worth $30 billion with IPO filing
ud111616.jpg

Snapchat may be worth $30 billion with IPO filing

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core-w

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city-w

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
cnet-top-5-w

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
dc-site-1color-logo.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future-w

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today-w

Tech Today

Latest News All latest news

Meet the Recyclable, 3D-Printed Home
biohome-2

Meet the Recyclable, 3D-Printed Home

The Most Exciting Phones I Want to See in 2023
screenshot-2023-01-27-at-15-42-00.png

The Most Exciting Phones I Want to See in 2023

What We Expect From Samsung Unpacked 2023
galaxy1

What We Expect From Samsung Unpacked 2023

How Apple Gets Us to Care About VR
cnetstillvr

How Apple Gets Us to Care About VR

DOJ Stops Hive Ransomware Network
hive-cms-image

DOJ Stops Hive Ransomware Network

Audi Activesphere: EV Coupe That's Also a Pickup
a230504-large

Audi Activesphere: EV Coupe That's Also a Pickup

Most Popular All most popular

Easy Ways to Lower Your Utility Bills and Save Money
yt-reduce-your-utility-bills-v3

Easy Ways to Lower Your Utility Bills and Save Money

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account
phoneonorange

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account

How See-Through Solar Panels Could Bring Renewable Energy to Your Windows
trans-solar-panels-seq-00-06-11-19-still001

How See-Through Solar Panels Could Bring Renewable Energy to Your Windows

How to Decide Whether to Rent or Buy a Home
yt-money-rent-buy-v1-1

How to Decide Whether to Rent or Buy a Home

New Solar Shingles You May Not Even Notice
solar-shingles-2

New Solar Shingles You May Not Even Notice

Meet the Recyclable, 3D-Printed Home
biohome-2

Meet the Recyclable, 3D-Printed Home

Latest Products All latest products

Testing Apple's New M2 MacBook Pro and Mac Mini
macbook-pro-and-mac-mini

Testing Apple's New M2 MacBook Pro and Mac Mini

Hands On: Google Android Auto in Volvo's New EX90
google-booth-seq-00-08-05-25-still002

Hands On: Google Android Auto in Volvo's New EX90

Hands On: Acer's 3D Stereoscopic Screen
c0270-mp4-02-36-54-21-still001

Hands On: Acer's 3D Stereoscopic Screen

'Hey Disney' Comes to Amazon Echo Devices
ces-disneyalexa-00-01-11-14-still001

'Hey Disney' Comes to Amazon Echo Devices

Hearing Dolby Atmos in a Car Blew Me Away
ces-dolby-00-00-55-13-still001

Hearing Dolby Atmos in a Car Blew Me Away

LG Display Shows Sweet Racing Setup with 45-Inch Curved Screen
lgdisplays-3

LG Display Shows Sweet Racing Setup with 45-Inch Curved Screen

Latest How To All how to videos

Connect a Meta Quest 2 VR Headset to a PC
pc-vr-5

Connect a Meta Quest 2 VR Headset to a PC

Cast Your Meta Quest Headset to a TV, Phone or Browser
cast-2

Cast Your Meta Quest Headset to a TV, Phone or Browser

MacOS Ventura Continuity Camera Turns Your iPhone Into a Webcam
1203246975312353-pnmdl8bwygpxcjffhlcf-height640.png

MacOS Ventura Continuity Camera Turns Your iPhone Into a Webcam

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys
3keyboards

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC
psstill

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account
phoneonorange

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account