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Best Black Friday 2012 electronics deals

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We're blasting through all the best Black Friday deals (original image: © BrokenSphere / Wikimedia Commons. )
We're blasting through all the best Black Friday deals (original image: © BrokenSphere / Wikimedia Commons. )
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Batman will be grappling into GameStop on Black Friday (original image: Dwight Burdette)
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Batman will be grappling into GameStop on Black Friday (original image: Dwight Burdette)
Tim Cook probably won't be there, but Target will add a gift card to your iPad 4 purchase (original image: Peter J. Romano 2nd)
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Tim Cook probably won't be there, but Target will add a gift card to your iPad 4 purchase (original image: Peter J. Romano 2nd)
Best Buy will throw in a gift card with the Kindle Fire HD
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Best Buy will throw in a gift card with the Kindle Fire HD
You can get $50 off a Nook Simple Touch at Target
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You can get $50 off a Nook Simple Touch at Target
Grab a PS3 bundle for $200 at Walmart
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Grab a PS3 bundle for $200 at Walmart
Target is cutting the price on an Xbox 360 Kinect bundle
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Target is cutting the price on an Xbox 360 Kinect bundle
We're blasting through all the best Black Friday deals (original image: © BrokenSphere / Wikimedia Commons. )
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We're blasting through all the best Black Friday deals (original image: © BrokenSphere / Wikimedia Commons. )
It isn't huge, but Target will give you a gift card with every Halo 4 purchase (original image: Kelly Martin)
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It isn't huge, but Target will give you a gift card with every Halo 4 purchase (original image: Kelly Martin)
Modern Warfare 3 is storming into Walmart on Thursday evening (original image: Ben Schumin)
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Modern Warfare 3 is storming into Walmart on Thursday evening (original image: Ben Schumin)
Perhaps Steve Jobs will be there in spirit, as Best Buy knocks almost $200 off the MacBook Air (original images: Matthew Yohe, Rob Lawton)
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Perhaps Steve Jobs will be there in spirit, as Best Buy knocks almost $200 off the MacBook Air (original images: Matthew Yohe, Rob Lawton)

No matter where you live, you are probably aware that the day after the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. is dubbed Black Friday. Prices are slashed, early alarms are set, and it's a full day of shopping insanity. What you may not know is that retailers spend the previous week "accidentally" leaking their deals. Let's take a look at some of the biggest and best Black Friday deals of 2012.

iPad 4 w/$60 gift card at Target ($500)

Tim Cook probably won't be there, but Target will add a gift card to your iPad 4 purchase (original image: Peter J. Romano 2nd)
Tim Cook probably won't be there, but Target will add a gift card to your iPad 4 purchase (original image: Peter J. Romano 2nd)

If you snag the latest iPad at Target, they'll throw in a $60 gift card. You can use it to add a Smart Cover, an iTunes card, or anything else from Target.

This is an early bird sale that begins at 9 pm on Thanksgiving.

Batman: Arkham City GOTY Edition at GameStop (Xbox 360, PS3 - $20)

Batman will be grappling into GameStop on Black Friday (original image: Dwight Burdette)
Batman will be grappling into GameStop on Black Friday (original image: Dwight Burdette)

If you skipped 2011's Batman: Arkham City, you're in for a treat. GameStop lets you grab the excellent action game for your Xbox 360 or PS3 for a mere $20.

The Game of the Year edition includes all downloadable and bonus content, including Harley Quinn's Revenge.

Halo 4 w/$20 gift card at Target (Xbox 360 - $60)

It isn't huge, but Target will give you a gift card with every Halo 4 purchase (original image: Kelly Martin)
It isn't huge, but Target will give you a gift card with every Halo 4 purchase (original image: Kelly Martin)

Target will throw in a $20 gift card when you buy Halo 4 for its full retail price.

13" MacBook Air at Best Buy ($1,025)

Perhaps Steve Jobs will be there in spirit, as Best Buy knocks almost $200 off the MacBook Air (original images: Matthew Yohe, Rob Lawton)
Perhaps Steve Jobs will be there in spirit, as Best Buy knocks almost $200 off the MacBook Air (original images: Matthew Yohe, Rob Lawton)

At Best Buy, you can save almost $200 on the latest MacBook Air.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 at Walmart (Xbox 360 - $25)

Modern Warfare 3 is storming into Walmart on Thursday evening (original image: Ben Schumin)
Modern Warfare 3 is storming into Walmart on Thursday evening (original image: Ben Schumin)

Walmart has Modern Warfare 3 for $25. This deal starts Thursday evening at 8PM.

Max Payne 3 at GameStop (Xbox 360, PS3 - $20)

We're blasting through all the best Black Friday deals (original image: © BrokenSphere / Wikimedia Commons. )
We're blasting through all the best Black Friday deals (original image: © BrokenSphere / Wikimedia Commons. )

GameStop is selling Max Payne 3 for a mere $20. If you passed on Rockstar's latest epic, this is a good time to pick up a copy.

Kindle Fire HD w/$30 gift card at Best Buy ($200)

Best Buy will throw in a gift card with the Kindle Fire HD
Best Buy will throw in a gift card with the Kindle Fire HD

If you pick up a Kindle Fire HD from Best Buy, they'll throw in a $30 in-store gift card. But there's one big caveat: ordering from Amazon will probably void sales tax, so it almost balances out.

Xbox 360 4GB Kinect Bundle at Target ($200)

Target is cutting the price on an Xbox 360 Kinect bundle
Target is cutting the price on an Xbox 360 Kinect bundle

If you can live with a measly 4GB hard drive, you can pick up a new Xbox 360 with Kinect for $200. The bundle includes Kinect Adventures and Kinect Disneyland Adventures.

Nook Simple Touch at Target ($49)

You can get $50 off a Nook Simple Touch at Target
You can get $50 off a Nook Simple Touch at Target

If you get to Target at 9PM on Thursday, you can pick up a Nook Simple Touch for a mere $49.

PS3 160GB Bundle at Walmart ($200)

Grab a PS3 bundle for $200 at Walmart
Grab a PS3 bundle for $200 at Walmart

Walmart will reportedly have the 160GB PS3 bundle for $200. It isn't yet clear which games this bundle includes, so keep your eyes open. The deal starts at 8PM on Thanksgiving.

Note that deals are based on leaks, and aren't guaranteed or endorsed by Gizmag.

Sources: Dealnews, CheapAssGamer, Examiner, and Black Friday

Update:

This story was modified on November 20, 2012, to remove two deals that were found to be incorrect (Halo 4 and Skyrim). We replaced them with two new (confirmed) deals, and apologize for any confusion.

3 comments
Bob Fately
This can't be all, because absolutely none of these "specials" are worthy of the morons who have already started camping out in front of these stores to get the big deals. I mean, $60 on an iPad? Let's see, that works out to $10/day for the poor schmuck who has been sitting in his tent in front of Target. Or, perhaps 'morons' is the correct adjective here.
Jon A.
I just bought the 320GB PS3 Modern Warfare 3 bundle for $300, but I'm not too sore about it. I'd rather have the larger capacity hard drive, and it's supposed to be a decent game too. I'll probably pick up Arkham City, though!
Akram Arij
Where is the evidence for the 25$ halo 4 game? All other sites list it as 39.96$.