The Microsoft Store has made navigating their Black Friday sale very straight-forward: they’ve listed out the exact deals on their website, along with the date the items will go live. This makes “pre-shopping” much easier for you! Note that the first deal (the HP Stream tablet) has already gone live.
Here are the deals, and the dates they will go live. Note that I’ve highlighted my personal favorites in red, but additional deals may pop at you, too!
Friday, November 21st
The newly released HP Stream 7 Signature Edition Tablet is priced at just $99, making it a very attractive and affordable option for gift giving. As a bonus, it comes with Office 365 – a value of $69.99!
Monday, November 24th
AT&T – Nokia Lumia 635 (Black) – No Contract: starting at just $39! This phone is typically $99! You may wish to read my review about the Windows phone (though it was a different model). I think this could be a very solid deal if you’re looking for an inexpensive phone perhaps for a tween or teen on your list this year.
HP Stream 13 Signature Edition Laptop: currently priced at $229, so if I were to guess, this puppy’s gonna drop below $200, which is a good deal for a laptop in my book! (Even better if it hits closer to the $150 mark.)
Project Standard 2013: $87 off (current price is $589.99)
Visio Standard 2013: $45 off (current price is $299.99)
Visual Studio Professional 2013 with MSDN (New): $179 off (current price is $1,199.99)
Visual Studio Ultimate 2013 with MSDN (New): $1,994 off (current price is $13,299.00)
Thursday, November 27th
The biggest day of deals for the Microsoft Store in the next week is going to happen on Thanksgiving. (Ironically I don’t see a single deal actually falling ON Black Friday!) If you have your eye on a tablet or Xbox One Bundle – this is going to be the day you are going to want to most pay attention to.
Surface Pro 3 – 256GB (Intel i5): $100 off (current price is $1,299.99) **Discounts on this product very rare!**
Surface Pro 3 – 256GB (Intel i7): $150 off (current price is $1,394.10) **Discounts on this product very rare!**
Surface Pro 3 – 512GB (Intel i7): $150 off (current price is $1,949.00) **Discounts on this product very rare!**
Surface 2: $150 off (current price is $449)
Dell Inspiron 20 3043-1252BLK Signature Edition All-in-One: $299 (current price is $449)
Dell Inspiron 15 i15547-5033sLV Signature Edition Laptop: $399 (current price is $599)
Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 64GB Signature Edition 2 in 1 PC: $299 (current price is $349)
Dell 28-inch Ultra HD 4K Monitor + Surface Pro 3 Docking Station Bundle: $499 (current price is $699.98)
Xbox One with Kinect Assassin’s Creed Bundle: $429.99 + free game (current price is $449.99)
Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Bundle: $329 + free game (current price is $349.99)
Xbox 360 4GB and Peggle 2 Bundle: $129.99 + free game (current price $179.99)
Xbox 360 4GB Console: $129.99 + free game (current price: $179.99)
Xbox One Games: starting at $14.99 (you can see the full list of participating games and Black Friday pricing now)
Xbox 360 Games: starting at $4.99
Xbox Live 12-month Membership: $49.99 (current price is $59.99)
Xbox Live 3-month Membership: $14.99 (current price is $24.99)
Xbox Accessories: starting at $14.99
Speakers: starting at $19.99
Headphones: starting at $9.99
Wearables: starting at $79.99 – included in this line-up: Fitbit Flex for $79.99, Garmin Forerunner 10 for $79.99, and Jawbone for $79.99 (there are others – check out all the eligible items!) I bought a Garmin Forerunner this year (the 15) and paid a LOT more than $79.99 for it and it has been hands down, the best purchase I’ve made to improve my running (besides my Asics, of course!).
MakerBot Mini 3D Printer: $100 off (current price is $1,375)
MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer – Fifth Generation: $200 off (current price is $2,899)
I’d love to know which of these deals catches your eye the most? Are you hoping to snag any of these deals as they come live?