smart spending

The best things to buy on Black Friday

Discounts on select tablets
Discounts on select tablets

According to DealNews, there is so much competition in the tablet category that prices will be steeply discounted on some models. The company predicts the 2013 Google Nexus 7 16GB will drop to $200. And Microsoft's Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets will go as low as $314 and $719, respectively.

The 16GB Wi-Fi iPad 4 could fall to $339 on Black Friday. The best deals on Apple products, however, aren't likely to be found at the Apple Store. Licensed online retailers, such as Amazon, MacConnection and MacMall, generally have lower prices, de Grandpre says. Consider previous-generation and refurbished units, too, since they can offer even better prices than Black Friday deals.

Of the options available, if you are looking to save, look toward the cheaper versions, such as select Android tablets, and refurbished or used models.

"It's a good thing to buy before you buy an iPad," de Grandpre says, which can cost hundreds of dollars more.

advertisement

Show Bankrate's community sharing policy
          Connect with us
MORTGAGE HOME EQUITY AUTO CDs CREDIT CARDS
Product Rate Change Last week
30 year fixed, 0 point 4.28%  0.02 4.26%
15 year fixed, 0 point 3.30% --0.00 3.30%
5/1 ARM 3.35%  0.05 3.30%
 
View Rates in your area Search
Product Rate Change Last week
30K FICO-based HELOC 4.74%  0.01 4.75%
50K FICO-based HELOC 4.53%  0.02 4.51%
100K FICO-based HELOC 4.26%  0.02 4.24%
 
View Rates in your area Search
Product Rate Change Last week
60 month used car loan 2.86% --0.00 2.86%
48 month used car loan 2.79% --0.00 2.79%
60 month new car loan 2.94% --0.00 2.94%
 
View Rates in your area Search
Product Rate Change Last week
1 Year CD 0.89%  0.00 0.89%
2 Year CD 1.02% --0.01 1.01%
5 Year CD 1.59% --0.00 1.59%
 
View Rates in your area Search
Product Rate Change Last week
Balance Transfer Cards 15.67%  0.04 15.71%
Cash Back Cards 16.32%  0.04 16.36%
Low Interest Cards 10.91% --0.00 10.91%
 
Search
advertisement
FRUGAL NEWSLETTER

Discover new ways to cut costs and save more every day. Reduce your spending, not life’s pleasures. Delivered weekly.

advertisement
Partner Center
advertisement

Connect with us