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Deals or DudsWe're not sure if this is going to be Black Friday or Bleak Friday. Although it looks like lots of retailers will be clearing out some old inventory and presenting many deal prices on products you can buy cheaper online, right now, there are some outstanding deals mixed with all the rest.

Standouts include the Sony BDP S350 Blu-ray player which is capable of supporting the latest Blu-ray standard 2.0 on sale at some retailers for as low as $179. On the other hand the aging Nikon D40 SLR is on sale for $449 but you can but it now for about the same price or less.

We made it easier for you to spot the deals with some handy charts. We gathered the lowest prices we could find online and show you the difference between those prices and the deal prices – we call it "Savings off Current Price. You will see that number to be negative and in Red for some deals - that means you can have the product online for cheaper right now!

To make it even easier to evaluate the deals we display a thumbs up or down assessment based on Retrevo's sophisticated AI-based "sentiment" aggregation technology.

If you have only a few hours to spare and are interested in HDTVs, GPS or Digital Cameras, you may want to follow the guidelines below:

HDTV Deals
HDTV
First head out to Circuit City, they are going all out with heavy discounts on 32” to 65” HDTVs. Best Buy is clearing up Samsung inventory in 40” – 46” LCD category. Head out to Sears for some discounted Sony, Sharp and Samsung HDTVs. See all HDTV Deals here »
GPS Deals
GPS
Head out to Target, RadioShack and Sears for some good deals on GPS. Magellan Roadmate 1200 and Garmin nuvi 200W both are selling at deep discount at Target. RadioShack is enticing buyers with discounted TomTom One 125 and Mio Moov 300 Protable GPS Receiver. For some good bargains on Magellan GPS, head out to Sears. See all GPS Deals here »
Digital Camera Deals
Digital Cameras
Sears and RadioShack stand out with some door-buster deals on camera. Sears has Samsung 8.2MP I85, Olympus 8.0MP FE-340 and some Casio and Nikon cameras on sale. RadioShack has Sony 7.2MP DSC-W120, Nikon 10.1MP S550 and some Casio and Samsung cameras on sale. See all Digital Camera Black Friday Deals here »

We even put together a handy 20 page PDF strategy guide to give you a competitive edge when shopping. Best of all, it’s free to download here.
Separating deals from duds at your favorite store

Based on all the of the Black Friday Deals from each of the major retailers, we pulled out a few deals that are really good deals and also tell you the duds to avoid. Each of the stores have some good deals but we suspect its unlikely most people will be able to hit multiple stores. So we decided to go further and give an award to the store with the biggest deals and one to the store with the most duds. If you go to just one store, our Best Deal Maker winner is recommended.

Best Deal Maker
The store with the best overall Black Friday Deals -

"They have over 60 good quality products at great Black Friday tradition prices - nearly double the number of deals as other stores. The combination of Black Friday and their motivation to unload Inventory (they are going out of business) has created some of the best overall Black Friday deals from one store."Click here to see all Circuit City Black Friday Deals »

 

Biggest Dud
The store with the worst Black Friday deals

“We were disappointed as Sears looked to have potential early on but then they had the same number of duds as deals and in the important categories as well. We believe someone must have been thinking of their investment portfolio and took a balanced approach to deals and duds. But they still have some good deals worth looking at, check it out here.”

Here’s a few more deals and duds by Store.

Walmart Deals

Deals

Nintendo Wii Game System - $249

Garmin Nuvi 200 GPS - $97

Samsung 10.2 MP digital Camera - $69

... See all Walmart Deals »

Duds

Magellan Triton 400 GPS - $199 - Even Walmart isn;t the cheapest here

HDTV's - They don't have many TV deals and most are from Samsung

Best Buy Deals

Deals

Panasonic Camcorder - $199

Garmin Nuvi 780 GPS - $349

Jabra Bluetooth - $19

See all Best Buy Deals »

Duds

Nikon D40 DSLR bundle - $549 - Look elsewhere and get it $100 cheaper

Canon Powershot 10MP $229 - Over $30 more!

Sony Cybershot 10MP - $299 - Can get for under $250 elsewhere

Circuit City Deals

Deals

Sharp 52"AQUOS LCD TV - $1499

Toshiba 32" LCD TV - $449

Nikon Coolpix 10MP Camera - $299

See all Circut City Deals »

Duds

Canon MiniDV HD camcorder - $649 - that's over $50 more than regular online prices.

Pioneer in-dash GPS - $699 - $160 more than other stores

Canon EOS 40D Camera - $1149 - You can find this for $100 less elsewhere

Target Deals

Deals

Kodak EasyShare MX1063 - $89

26" Westinghouse LCD TV $299

Alptek 8MP Camera = $69

... See all Target Deals »

Duds

Apple iPod Nano 8GB w/$15 gift card

Target also threw in a couple portable DVD players but all at current selling prices.

Kmart Deals

Deals

Sony Bravia 32" L series - $599

Sony Blue-ray Disc player with Profile 2 - $179

Samsung DVD Camcorder - $199

...See all Kmart Deals »

Duds

Stay away from Kmart's Nintendo Super Mario and Brain Age Bundles - They're not only $20 higher than regular online prices - the deal is towards your NEXT Nintendo purchase!

 

Sears Deals

Deals

Samsung 34X Optical Zoom w/ DVD Camcorder $199

Samsung 8.2MP Camera $129

Sharp 46" 1080P LCD $899

See all Sears Deals »

Duds

Canon Flash Memory Camcorder - $55 higher than regular online prices

Samsung 52" 1080p 120Hz LN52A650 LCD HDTV - $172 higher than regular online prices

 

Radio Shack Deals

Deals

Garmin nuvi 250W $169

Mio Moov 300 $129

Plantronics Bluetooth headset $19

See all Radio Shack Deals »

Duds

8GB iPod Touch $229 - That's Apple's List Price!

8GB iPod Nano $149 - Dudd - It's List Price Again.

Olympus 8MP $129 - just five bucks less than regular online prices



Retrevo for Gadget Gifts
Whether you’re making a budget-friendly gift buying decision this holiday season or splurging on an HDTV, Retrevo has reviews and manuals for popular products like DigitalCameras, GPS, Camcorders, HDTV, and more.
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