Shopping Tips for Smartphone, Tablets on Black Friday 2012

You may just want a new iPhone, iPad, or maybe the best-selling Samsung galaxy S3 and other android device, or Windows Phone 8 smartphones entering this year, but the price is somehow relative higher than you can afford. Don’t worry, as the holiday shopping season is almost around the corner. Due to a series of stores kick off some of its hottest "Black Friday" deals on that day, so it is the best time of the year for shopping. There are substantial discounts offered.

Until today, the Black Friday deals ads of Amazon, Best Buy and Wal-Mart have leaked online in the days. And For the first time, Disney Stores, Sears and Kohl's are among the stores offering at least some of the same Black Friday deals to customers a few days before Black Friday.

It seems difficult to catch up all of that information to get a best Black Friday Deals. A smart and measured approach to buying will preserve your holiday budget.
Here's how to do Black Friday the smart way:

1. Research the deals and compare the prices 

Thanksgiving is just two weeks away, now you should start mapping out a strategy now. Make sure which smartphone or tablets you want and how much you want to spend. Check out to help you, which uses data to help you whether you should buy the product or not.

Lists of websites already have posted stores' Black Friday deals. Check out sites like and the that list hours and circulars for the holiday weekend.

2. Use social media: like Facebook and Twitter

Follow your favorite stores' Twitter feeds and click the "Like" button on their Facebook pages. Stores will use their social networks to update shoppers on deals and store hours, says Carey Rossi, editor-in-chief of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., for example, unveiled its Black Friday deals on, its Facebook wall and mobile app on Thursday. Those who sign up to get email, download the app or "Like" its Facebook page will be among the first to get early access to special Black Friday store items to buy online and via the mobile app.

Meanwhile, Kohl's Facebook fans will receive exclusive savings during the holidays through Friday flash sales.

3. Spread out the shopping: 

Consumers will Start Holiday Shopping Earlier this year.

Wal-Mart will start its first Black Friday sale at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, two hours earlier than last year. It then will have two more rounds of sales events, including a 10 p.m. sale on electronics and another sale at 5 a.m.

Wal-Mart is also guaranteeing shoppers that it will have three of the most popular items if they are in line inside the store between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. The three include Apple’s iPad 2: an Apple iPad 2 for with Wi-Fi plus a $75 Wal-Mart gift card for $399.

Macy's, Kohl's Co. and Best Buy Co. will open again at midnight following Thanksgiving. Sears Holdings Corp. said its Sears stores will open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving and will stay open overnight until 10 p.m. Friday. For the first time, Sears will allow members of its free loyalty club called Shop Your Way to buy some of the early-bird specials online as early as Sunday, Nov. 18.

4. Use your smartphone and tablets 

For the first time, Macy's, through a partnership with eBay, has a Black Friday app that will let customers browse and shop for specials specific to the local store. Starting Nov. 15, customers will be able to view Black Friday specials on their mobile devices and create personal shopping lists they can edit and share.
Starting Nov. 19, Wal-Mart will again have a Black Friday local store map available to view and print on and its local Wal-Mart Facebook pages. But this year, customers can view an interactive local store map on the Wal-Mart mobile app and click on items to see the price, product description and location in the store.

Here is Walmart Black Friday full ad leaked: Galaxy S3, unreleased Samsung Stratosphere 2 and other Android handsets spotted:

Android Smartphones

$100 Walmart Gift Card for every Android smartphone purchase (with new two-year contract, therefore it’s available with the purchase of any of the following on-contract handsets) – offer valid from from November 23 through December 1
$129 Samsung Galaxy S3 – with new two-year contract
TBD Motorola Droid RAZR M – with new Verizon two-year contract
$49.88 HTC One X – with AT&T new two-year contract
$79.88 Samsung Galaxy S2 – with new T-Mobile two-year contract
$49.88 Samsung Stratosphere 2 – with new Verizon two-year contract
$0.97 Samsung Captivate Glide – with AT&T new two-year contract
$89.88 Motorola Photon Q – with new T-Mobile two-year contract
$39.88 LG Optimus Logic prepaid smartphone – $50 in savings
$39.88 Kyocera Hydro prepaid smartphone – $60 in savings
$45 unlimited Straight Talk plan
$55 unlimited Boost Mobile plan
$80 Verizon prepaid refill card: 2GB traffic, unlimited talk and text
$19.98 Virgin Mobile prepaid refill card: 1GB of traffic

Android Tablets

$129 8GB Nabi 2 – $70 in savings
$99 8GB Barnes & Noble Nook Color Tablet – $60 in savings
$49 7-inch Ematic Tablet


$12 Plantronics Bluetooth Headset
$39 Plantronics Voyager Pro Bluetooth Headset – $40 in savings
$14.96 cell phone charger
$39.88 Virgin Mobile 3G/4G Hotspot – $80 in savings
$19.88 iFrogz Boost speaker – $20 in savings
$14.99 Sony Earbuds with Mic – $14 in savings
$179.95 Beats by Dr. Dre Solo HD Headphones – $20 in savings
$10-30 off all Beats headphones

Will you be purchasing a new smartphone or cellphone for the upcoming holiday season? Do you have any other good shopping tips for Smartphone and tablets? Leave your comments.

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