With November 26 and Black Friday just a few shopping days away, bargain-hunters are making their shopping lists to decide which doorbuster sale is worth the early morning alarm clock ringing and the long lines in stores. Some of these great tablet prices are worth the hassle and bravery required to manage after Thanksgiving crowds.
Archos 5 32 GB Internet Tablet
Amazon has started Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales early, so you can get the Archos 5 tablet right now for $205, which is a deep discount from the $379 list price. Amazon is also offering a $5 code for mp3 downloads, and when you are trying to find the best deal, every $5 discount helps. For $100 more, you can get the Archos 5 500 GB tablet. The best part of shopping from Amazon is that you do not need to wait in line; online ordering takes less time than you would spend warming up your car on Black Friday morning.
Some of the nice features on the Archos 5 include the micro SD card capability, because expandable memory is an important feature of any device that will be storing digital media. The Archos has an Android platform, which opens up the door to a lot of different apps and some cool toys from Google. Amazon has a Kindle app for Android, and Barnes and Noble has an Nook for Android app as well.
Velocity Micro 7 Cruz Tablet
Sears will have the Velocity Micro 7 for $250 on Black Friday, which is $50 off the regular price. The Velocity Micro has wi-fi and an Android operating system. Sears will include two 8GB SD cards with the purchase of the tablet, and those will come in handy because the tablet only has 4GB internal storage.
Sears has the Velocity Micro as a doorbuster sale, meaning that stores will have them in limited quantities and they will only be available from 4 a.m. until noon, but a $250 wi-fi tablet is the kind of deal that sells out early.
Of course, everyone is wondering if the Apple iPad will have any Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals. If stores follow the pattern of sale pricing for the iPod Nano and the iPod Touch, the iPad will come with gift cards instead of a price discount. Walmart carries the iPad, so that would be the store to watch. However, if you really want a discount on an iPad, keep TJ Maxx in mind. They did not advertise their iPad sale, but they quickly sold out of wi-fi iPads for $399 on November, which was a $100 discount. The secret to finding an iPad on sale will probably be to watch social media alerts. Cross your fingers and follow stores on Twitter to learn if the iPad will be among any Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.