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Amazon Black Friday 2013 Deals to Watch

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The Amazon Black Friday deals ramp up today as Thanksgiving signals the official start of Black Friday sales, and while there is not a complete schedule of Black Friday deals on Amazon, we do know what to look for from the online superstore and where you should be watching to find the best deals.

While the Amazon Black Friday 2013 deals did start earlier this week, Thanksgiving and Black Friday are when the deals really heat up. Even if you plan to do most of your shopping at a Walmart Black Friday event or at Best Buy you should keep a close eye on Amazon as you might find the same deal or a better deal and be able to buy it and walk out of line.

Many of the Gotta Be Mobile staff members who like to shop on Black Friday skip out on the lines of Walmart, even with the temptation of a 70-inch HDTV, and opt for buying our deals on Amazon. This lets us spend time with our friends and family during Thanksgiving without waiting in line. As long as you have a smartphone and an internet connection you can snag these deals wherever you are.

Read: Amazon Black Friday Tips

As we shared earlier this week, the best Amazon Black Friday 2013 deals are Lightning deals that come and go very fast. You can get a look at what is coming up and plan ahead, but be ready to add that item to your cart and then figure out if it is exactly what you want. These deals go faster than stuffing at the Thanksgiving dinner you skipped to stand in line at Walmart.

You can sign up for email alerts, follow Amazon deals on Twitter and on Facebook to get alerts, and you can install the Amazon app for faster shopping on the go.

Here are five categories that you should pay attention to when you are doing your Black Friday shopping on Amazon this year.

Kindle Fire Deals

There are a lot of Kindle Fire Black Friday 2013 deals at brick and mortar stores where you will need to line up for a few hours, but we could see Amazon offer $30 or so off of the Kindle Fire HD.

If users are lucky Amazon will offer a very limited deal on the Kindle Fire HDX, which is the latest version with MayDay live tech support built-in.

The Kindle Fire HD Black Friday 2013 deals are most plentiful, but there are options for the new Kindle Fire HDX, and one old Kindle Fire deal.

The Kindle Fire HD Black Friday 2013 deals are most plentiful, but there are options for the new Kindle Fire HDX, and one old Kindle Fire deal.

There are several in store deals for the Kindle Fire HDX, but they use gift cards. With more retailers turning to gift cards, Amazon might include an Amazon gift card instead of an up front discount.

Watch the Kindle Fire page, homepage and the deal alerts for any Kindle Fire deals as this is one that Amazon will surely promote front and center.

HDTV Deals on Amazon

Amazon is well-known for offering great HDTV deals throughout the year and Black Friday is no different. Amazon already offers a listing of HDTV Black Friday deals with discounts up to 50%, but the savings may go bigger on Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

Amazon is already cutting 50% off Samsung HDTVs for Black Friday.

Amazon is already cutting 50% off Samsung HDTVs for Black Friday.

The Amazon Black Friday HDTV deals might even include one that matches the Walmart 70-inch Vizio HDTV for $998. We already know that Amazon is planning these Black Friday HDTV deals, but there will likely be more in the form of Lightning deals.

  • 50-Inch Toshiba HDTV for $499, a savings of $400
  • Haier 46-Inch HDTV for $349, a savings of $200

Check this page, and keep checking it, to see the latest Amazon Black Friday HDTV deals as they come and go during Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

iPhone and Android Accessories

This is also a good time to look or iPhone cases, iPhone accessories and Android accessories and cases on Amazon. We could also see Amazon discount some Android smartphones for Black Friday, but it’s not promised. Check this page for the latest deals.

Save on iPhone and Android accessories at Amazon Black Friday sales.

Save on iPhone and Android accessories at Amazon Black Friday sales.

Look for deals on Lifeproof, OtterBox, Speck, Spigen  and other big name cases on Amazon during this sales event. We are already seeing 25% off OtterBox cases and 50% off Bluetooth headsets.

Video Game Deals

The Amazon Black Friday 2013 sales already include many video game items for the Xbox 360 and PS3, and we will see even more discounts on games and consoles. Look for a focus on console bundles, games and accessories like 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound headsets.  Here’s a few of the deals Amazon promises,

  • Halo 4 Game of the Year Edition for $19.99, a savings of $20
  • Batman Arkham Origins for $39.99, a savings of $20
  • Buy an OUYA Game Console and get an OUYA Wireless Controller for free

And here’s a bigger list of Amazon Black Friday video game deals. If you are open to shopping in store, check out our overall Black Friday video game deal roundup.

Odds are Amazon won’t have any big discounts on the Xbox One and PS4, but we could see some game deals and even a limited stock of each console would be considered a deal right now.

Apple Black Friday Deals on Amazon

Third party retailers like Amazon offer better Black Friday deals on the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro than Apple typically does on Black Friday.

Read: Best Apple Black Friday 2013 Deals

Expect some MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Black Friday deals at Amazon.

Expect some MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Black Friday deals at Amazon.

We don’t know what Amazon has in store yet, but it is possible they will meet or beat the Best Buy MacBook Air and MacBook Pro deals, delivering $150 to $200 off select models – without paying any sales tax up front, which can be a significant savings.

Josh Smith is Editor of GottaBeMobile and Notebooks.com. He's always looking for ways to help you get the most of your gear and loves to talk about tech on radio and TV. Josh uses an iOS and Android devices as well as Mac and Windows Computers. Josh Smith on Google+ Email: [email protected]

4 Comments

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    11/28/2013 at 11:05 am

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  2. Trandi

    11/28/2013 at 3:44 pm

    Here is also a place to get Amazon deals in an orderly manner http://www.squidoo.com/amazon-black-friday-deals-now

    • hc potter

      11/29/2013 at 12:42 am

      Some of the Absolute Best Deals on tablets can be found at Tab l e t Sp r i nt– including the new Nexus 7 priced at $150, along with many other new models – worth checking out the deals here–

      Tab l e t Sp r i nt– also offers the new SmartQ Z-Watch for $149, that rivals the Samsung Galaxy smartwatch at twice the price.

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