Black Friday List for the best deals and lowest prices on Computers and Peripherals

Black Friday List for the best deals and lowest prices on Computers and Peripherals

Black Friday List for the best deals and lowest prices on Computers and Peripherals

Black Friday’s the biggest shopping day of the year and I am in the market for some computers and peripherals. So, I have been combed through all the deals we could find and ranked them in this handy list.

SUPER DEALS = Great deal- best price anywhere
LOW PRICE = Good deal- in line with best prices

Hopefully this will be as helpful to you, as to me:

Computers and Laptops

SUPER DEAL –  15.6″ HP Pavilion dv6 Laptop w/ Core i3, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD for $499.99 at BestBuy (currently $729.99; $669.99 at OfficeMax)

SUPER DEAL –  15.6″ Toshiba Laptop w/AMD Turion II Dual-Core Mobile Processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HD, HP Wireless Printer for $449.99 at BestBuy ($509.99 at Amazon without printer)

SUPER DEAL –  15.6″ HP G62-340us Laptop PC – Up to 4 Hours of Battery Life for $349.99 at RadioShack (currently $524.99; $449.99 at Office Depot)

SUPER DEAL –  15.5″ Sony Vaio Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor Laptop w/ Windows 7 for $399.99 at BestBuy ($579.99 at NewEgg)

SUPER DEAL –  10.1″ HP Mini 110 LED Netbook 1.66GHz, 160GB, for $228 at Sam’s Club (currently $298; $315.45 at Amazon.com)

SUPER DEAL –  10.1″ Acer Aspire AOD255-2331 netbook for $179.99 at RadioShack (currently $279.99; $238.00 at Amazon)

LOW PRICE –  17.3″ HP G72t 2.0 GHz Pentium Laptop with Blu-ray Player for $499 at Sam’s Club (currently $599)

LOW PRICE –  15.6″ Toshiba Laptop w/ AMD Turion II Dual-Core Mobile Processor, 3GB RAM and 320GB HD for $349.99 at BestBuy

LOW PRICE –  Dell Studio 15 Laptop for $599.99 at Costco (currently $699.99; $599.99 at Dell.com)

LOW PRICE –  13″ MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM, 250GB HDD w/ Free $125 Best Buy Gift Card for $1,199.99 at BestBuy (currently $1,199.99 without gift card; $1,112.99 at Amazon without gift card)

LOW PRICE –  10.1″ Compaq 110c-1105DX Mini Netbook w/ Intel Atom Processor, 1GB RAM, 160GB HD, Windows 7 Starter for $149.90 at BestBuy

LOW PRICE –  10.1″ Compaq 110c-1105DX Mini Netbook w/ Intel Atom Processor, 1GB RAM, 250GB HD, Windows 7 Starter for $199.99 at BestBuy

LOW PRICE –  21.5″ Apple iMac MC508LL/A Desktop w/ Free $125 gift card for $1,199.99 at BestBuy (currently $1,199.99 without gift card; $1149 at Mac Connection or $1049 after rebate)

LOW PRICE –  AMD Athlon II Dual-Core Processor Computer (20″ LCD, 6GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Win 7) with HD LED Widescreen Monitor and HP Deskjet 3000 for $499.97 at BestBuy (currently $499.99 without the monitor)

LOW PRICE –  HP Desktop PC Bundle with 20″ LCD and Blu-ray Player for $499 at Sam’s Club (currently $599; $599 at HP.com)

LOW PRICE –  eMachines AMD Athlon Desktop w/ 20″ LCD, 3GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Win 7, Epson Printer for $349.97 at BestBuy

LOW PRICE –  eMachines AMD Athlon Processor Computer with Windows 7 Home Premium Edition for $219.99 at BestBuy

Monitors

SUPER DEAL –  24″ AOC HD Widescreen 1080p LCD Monitor for $149.99 at Costco (currently $179.99; $229.99 at Amazon)

SUPER DEAL –  23″ 1080p Samsung LCD Widescreen Monitor for $139.99 at BestBuy (currently $239.99; $199.99 on NewEgg)

SUPER DEAL –  20″ Acer LCD Widescreen Monitor for $89.99 at BestBuy (currently $139.99; $149.99 at TigerDirect)

Storage

SUPER DEAL –  Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 2TB External USB 2.0/3.0 Hard Drive STAC2000103 for $89.99 at BestBuy (currently $169.99; $149.99 at Quill.com)

SUPER DEAL –  Seagate FreeAgent 1.5 TB Desktop Hard Drive for $70.00 at Walmart (currently $99.00; $129.00 at Amazon)

SUPER DEAL –  Western Digital Elements 2TB External Hard Drive for $69.00 at Target (currently $139.99; $99.00 at Walmart)

SUPER DEAL –  Western Digital My Passport Elements SE 1TB Portable Hard Drive for $69.00 at Target (currently $110.00; $109.98 at Buy.com)

SUPER DEAL –  Western Digital 500GB My Passport Essential Portable External Hard Drive for $39.00 at Walmart (currently $89.00; $69.99 at newegg.com)

SUPER DEAL –  Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB Internal Serial ATA Hard Drive for Desktops WD10000LSRTL for $59.99 at BestBuy (currently $109.99; $89.95 at B&H)

Printers

SUPER DEAL –  Canon PIXMA MP560 Wireless All-in-One Printer for $49.99 at BestBuy (currently $149.99; $91.71 at Buy.com)

SUPER DEAL –  Epson Stylus 127 All-in-One Printer NX127 for $29.99 at BestBuy (currently $69.99; $69.99 at Buy.com)

SUPER DEAL –  HP Photosmart C4780 Wireless Printer for $49.99 at RadioShack (currently $99.99; $129.50 at Electronic Express)

Networking

SUPER DEAL –  Belkin Surf N300 Wireless Router for $29.00 at Walmart (currently $44.82; $44.99 at Staples)

SUPER DEAL –  Belkin Surf N300 Wireless N Router F7D6301 for $29.99 at BestBuy (currently $49.99; $44.82 at Walmart)

LOW PRICE –  Kodak ESP7250 Wireless All-In-One Print, Copy and Scan $94.98 at Sam’s Club (currently $149.86; $99 at Kodak.com)

LOW PRICE –  Netgear N600 Dual-Band N600 Wireless-N Router $69.99 at RadioShack (currently $99.99; $79.99 at Staples)

Good shopping, and my the Force be with you!!!!

Costco stops selling Coke products – OMG the end of the world?!?!?

Costco stops selling Coke product

Costco stops selling Coke products - for now...

Shoppers continue to grapple with the recession – I know I am – and so the retailers want to win favor by giving them low prices.

Well, it seems that strategy is creating tension between product makers like Coca-Cola Co., who are working hard to maintain profit margins while meeting retailer demands.

The public squabble between Costco (one of the nation’s largest wholesale club operators) and Coke (the world’s largest soft drink maker) is likely to fizzle quickly because there is simply too much money to be pried from the dead hands of the consumers. But it reveals real tensions as retailers and product makers square off on prices.

Costco stops selling Coke product - Where will big Red go?

I’m a serious Costco shopper and Diet Coke addict, but I almost never buy my soda at Costco. I’ve often wondered why Coca-Cola products never seem to be a particularly good buy there. I routinely stock up on Diet Coke for a big discount whenever there’s a mega-sale at my neighborhood Ralph’s (gotta be ready for insta-party to happen at any minute).

Costco customers may have to look elsewhere for Coca-Cola products now that the retailer has stopped carrying them because the pair are fighting over prices. The situation is that retailers want to wield more power in determining pricing with product makers, who they depend on to stock their customers’ favorite brands. You can see this with Costco in that they have been aggressive in putting up signs on store shelves and notices on its Web site. ”Costco is committed to carrying name brand merchandise at the best possible prices.

At this time, Coca-Cola has not provided Costco with competitive pricing so that we may pass along the value our members deserve,” said a message on the Costco’s Web site labeled ”Price Alert!” Costco is not removing products like Coke and Diet Coke from store shelves, but it does not plan to restock them ”until the matter is resolved,” according to the message on its site.

Earlier this year grocer Delhaize SA in Belgium said it would no longer stock at least 250 Unilever products because the food and consumer products maker was making ”unprecedented” demands that would force retail prices up 30 percent, the two companies reached an agreement within months. But the pricing pressure is more intense at Costco, whose business model is designed around offering lower prices than traditional retailers.

When it comes to extracting the last penny from a consumer, these 2 companies will recognize there is a mutual interest and will find a way to resolve it. Who will win? I would never bet against that famous logo, but Costco owns the minds of the consumer so it will be a tough fight.

Costco stops selling Coke products - for now...

Costco stops selling Coke product and shoppers...