Are you ready for Amazon Digital Day on Friday?

When the clock strikes midnight tonight on the East Coast of the U.S., it won’t just be Friday. No sir. It will be Amazon Digital Day with prices on digital content reduced by as much as 80% This includes apps, games, television shows, movies and more. Last year was the first Digital Day and this year the number of deals has risen by 40% to number more than 5,000. You can save 60% on movies like Wonder Woman, The Fate of the Furious, Moonlight, The Dark Tower, and more. And get half off television shows like Game of Thrones, American Gods, This Is Us, Outlander, and more.

If you’ve never …

Brag it up – what did you get on Black Friday / Cyber Monday?

Ah, Black Friday… The day that follows the holiday, which marks humbleness and gratitude, and looks much worse than it due to stores offering awesome, but limited discounts. It’s a good time to grab a new gadget or accessory at a discount.

Now that both the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are behind us, we thought we’d ask you what you got for yourself. A new phone, a plethora of cases, a bucketload of apps, or everything of the above? If you managed to grab a shiny new flagship at a bargain price, or BOGO deal, congrats! Now, let’s get back to normalcy, at least until the holiday …

Exasperated local news journalist is done with the Black Friday hype


Black Friday tends to be a great time for some local news coverage. Hundreds of eager shoppers lining up in early morning hours tend to make for great visuals and person-on-the-street interviews.

That’s what Joshua Short of WNDU in South Bend, Indiana, expected. He was sorely disappointed—and didn’t mince words when he gave his report on the scene at around 5:15 A.M. local time.

The segment caught fire online. Short and anchor Alex Wilcox appeared to enjoy the moment, if not get a caught off guard by just how fast it spread.

Going viral is cool right?? You know what’s not so cool – a tweet you’re mentioned in going viral.@JoshuaShortWNDU you did this to me!

— Alex Wilcox (@AlexWilcoxTV) November 25, 2017 Read more…

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Americans spent over $5 billion on Black Friday


Did you buy something on Black Friday? You’re not alone! Unsurprisingly, the biggest retail day of the year delivered its promised spoils for customers and companies with over $5 billion spent, according to analysis from Adobe. 

According to Salesforce, digital sales rose 24 percent, with 60 percent of online traffic and 42 percent of sales coming from mobile devices.

The average Black Friday user spent $122, per Salesforce, and $135 according to Adobe. While the numbers are slightly different, it’s clear that digital is dominating and computers are slowly falling behind mobile internet devices.  Read more…

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You can still by the SNES Classic if you missed Black Friday


Black Friday got you down cause you missed those juicy deals? Hot-ticket products flew off virtual and physical shelves on Friday, including Nintendo’s SNES Classic. Supplies were replenished at Best Buy on Saturday morning, and the coveted console will return to Toys R Us starting Nov. 27.

According to Polygon, the new Toys R Us supply will be fairly limited, but any SNES Classic restock is a good restock, right? 

“We encourage you to get in line before doors open,” Toys R Us said in a blog post – but nothing will be available before stores’ regular operating hours. This doesn’t extend to online shopping (sorry, Cyber Monday!), so you’ll have to weather the lines and weather the weather to procure the Classic at long last. Read more…

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Walmart customer irate after his iPhone 6 order for Black Friday is cancelled

What good is a Black Friday ad if all of the products being advertised are already sold out? That is what Walmart shoppers were complaining about after the discounter’s Black Friday stock was sold out on Thanksgiving. And that led to numerous tweets from very angry consumers accusing  the company of taking part in a bait and switch campaign. Apparently some well priced electronics were out of stock Friday morning as were some video games and cheaply priced clothing.

One customer ordered a pair of Apple iPhone 6 handsets for his twins at midnight Friday. At 7pm, he received a  message …

Apple Store Black Friday deals are out

The official Apple Store Black Friday deals are out and they come in the form of gift cards that you get when you buy an iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch or a Mac.
These are not the best deals on the hottest iPhones – you can find the best Black Friday deals here – but are nonetheless solid offerings if you are in store for an iPad or an older iPhone.
Here is a quick summary of the Apple Black Friday deals:
Get $100 Apple Store gift card when you buy iPad Pro, iPad or iPad mini 4Get $50 Apple Store …

Best Black Friday deals: Samsung, Apple, LG, Target, Best Buy, Walmart, T-Mobile, and more (Updated 11/24)

Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner, meaning that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are also nearing.
As usual, Black Friday is a festival of deals, and deals is what you’d get. In the following article, we will be showing you all the noteworthy deals of all the major carriers and online retailers that are worth noting.
Just remember – be civil and don’t get captivated by the whole shopping madness!
NOTE: This post will be updated with any noteworthy deals as Black Friday nears.

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B&H Black Friday deal: Buy the unlocked Moto Z Play for $249.99, a 44% discount

From now through November 27th at 11:59pm EST, you can save a whopping 44% on the unlocked Moto Z Play. Normally priced at $449.99 at B&H, with the sale you can take $200 off and pay $249.99. The device carries a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with a 1080 x 1920 FHD resolution. Thanks to the energy sipping Snapdragon 625 chipset, and the 3510mAh cell inside, battery life is terrific. 3GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of expandable native storage.

Adorning the back of the unit is a 16MP camera, with a 5MP selfie snapper in front. With the Turbo Charger, 9-hours of power is restored after …

Apple's Black Friday deals bonanza kicks off in Australia and New Zealand with gift cards of up to $160

Apple’s one-day Black Friday shopping bonanza has already kicked off in Australia and New Zealand, because, well, it’s already Friday there. The offers include free gift cards of up to A$210 in value (~$160) with the purchase of select products from Apple’s online store, as well as from Apple retail stores in both countries.

The following Apple gift cards are available in both Australia and New Zealand:
iPhone 7 / iPhone 6s / iPhone SE – A$70 ($53) gift cardiPad Pro, iPad Mini. iPad 9.7-inch – A$140 ($106) gift cardApple Watch …