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Top 10 Best Black Friday Deals for 2012

Here are 10 of the biggest Black Friday bargains available at popular big-box retailers according to Kiplinger.

1.Toshiba 40-inch 1080p LCD HDTV — $179.99 at Best Buy

The price on this TV is usually about $350. You won’t find another 40-inch name-brand TV with similar specs for such a low price, Brim says. The closest deal he’s seen is $200 for an off-brand 40-inch TV. (Note: Online shoppers will find the Toshiba at this low price on Amazon.com on Black Friday.)

2. Compaq Presario CQ58 15.6-inch laptop — $179 at Walmart

This sale price, as reported by dealnews.com, is 50% off the current price of $359 on Walmart.com. Another good laptop deal is the Lenovo G585 15.6-inch model for $188 at Best Buy; it usually retails closer to $300, Brim says.

3. Canon PowerShot A3400 IS 16-megapixel digital camera bundled with an SD card and case — $90 at Target

This price is $29 lower than any other deal advertised for this camera this year, reports dealnews.com. Target will also mark down the Nikon Coolpix L310 14.1MP digital camera to $100 from $200.

4. Proscan 32-inch 720p LCD HDTV — $100 at Kmart

Sure, it’s not a name brand, but you won’t find a cheaper 32-inch TV.

5. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7-inch 8GB tablet with a $20 gift card — $179.99 at Best Buy

The price on this tablet is at an all-time low. What makes the Best Buy deal stand out is the $20 gift card that comes with the tablet.

6. Xbox 360 with Skylanders game — $150 at Walmart

Brim says this console-and-game bundle is cheaper than the console alone, and the game usually costs $65. Dealnews.com says it hasn’t seen the Xbox 360 this cheap since last Black Friday.

7. Dyson DC33 vacuum — $250 at Sam’s Club

This same model is currently listed for $390 on Amazon.com. Brim says he’s only seen a price this low on a refurbished Dyson DC33 — not a new one.

8. Samsung Galaxy S3 smart phone — 96 cents at Sam’s Club

You have to buy this in-store and commit to a two-year contract to take advantage of this deal.

9. Apple iPad2 16GB WiFi with $100 gift card — $399 at Meijer

The $100 gift card makes this the best iPad2 deal Brim has seen. The next-best deal is from Walmart for $399 with a $75 gift card. Walmart is guaranteeing this price for shoppers who visit from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thanksgiving day; you’ll get a voucher if they sell out that night.

10. Leap Frog LeapPad Explorer — $65 at Walmart

You can also skip the lines and the chances of stores running out by shopping for all of these items on Amazon.com. Costs are likely going to be the same.

Best Buy sells man a box of tiles

Best Buy Sells Man a Box of Tiles

Photo Source: The Consumerist

The Consumerist reported a story this week shedding light on some poor guy’s misfortune of trying to buy a Western Digital hard drive from Best Buy. What happened? He brought the hard drive home only to find it was really a box full of tile. Best Buy’s remedy to the situation was to send him home without a refund. Ouch! Western Digital or Best Buy better step to the plate and make this right or Christmas sales are gonna take a hit. I’ve heard of this happening before. Anyone else experience something like this?