The Best Black Friday Deals of 2012 (Yes 2012!)

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Black Friday is the Friday after Thanksgiving, the biggest sale day of the year. Many people stay in line over night waiting for hot Black Friday door buster deals. We are looking back at the best Black Friday deals 2012 to see what was on sale and for how much.

Looking at the past will guide you toward stores that had the best deals and will help you understand how large a discount to expect. It will also help shoppers understand what type of products go on sale on Black Friday. Mostly items that are in high demand get discounted on this once a year event.

Here are some of the major categories along with specific products and vendors who had the best deals last year.

Apple Black Friday 2012 Deals

Started on Thanksgiving Day at Midnight PT.

$41 off $499 iPad 3 with Retina display
$31 off $399 iPad 2
$31 off $299 iPod Touch

$101 off $1,699 MacBook Pro with Retina display
$101 off $1,199 MacBook Pro
$101 off $999 MacBook Air

No discount on iPhones or iPad Mini.

Gap Black Friday 2012 Sales

Doorbusters Exp: Noon Friday:
Men's and women's sweaters$19
Gap Body pajama sets $19
Graphic T-shirts - kids and babies $5

Friday:
60% off select items

Black Friday Apple Deals

Pre-owned iPod Touch 4th Generation Sale

  • iPod touch 32GB 5th Generation plus $50 Best Buy gift card from Best Buy - $294.99
  • iPod touch 16GB 4th Generation plus $40 Target Gift Card from Target - $195

iTunes Gift Card 50

  • $50 iTunes Gift Card from Office Max - $35

Apple iPad with Retina Display 4th Gen 16GB

  • iPad 2 16GB WiFi plus $75 Walmart Gift Card from Walmart -$399
  • iPad with Retina Display + $60 Target Gift Card from Target - $499.99

Black Friday Tablet/E-Readers 

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  • Nook Simple Touch from Sears - $39.99

Kindle Fire HD 8.9    

  • Amazon Kindle Fire 8GB Tablet + $30 Best Buy Gift Card from Best Buy - $159

Black Friday Laptop Deals

  • Dell Inspiron 14z Core i3/4GB RAM/500GB HDD from Dell.com  - $299.99
  • G. HP Pavilion Notebook PC Core i5/6GB RAM/500GB HDD from Sams Club - $399

Black Friday Video Game Deals

PS3 160GB Combo Pack Bundle

  • PlayStation 3 250GB Bundle - Uncharted + inFAMOUS from Best Buy and Target - $199.99
  • Xbox 360 Kinect Bundle from Target - $199.99

Blu-Ray Player 

  • Toshiba Smart Blu-ray Disk Player from Best Buy - $39.99

Black Friday HDTV Deal

  • Toshiba 50" 1080p LED HDTV from Sears - $299.99
  • Vizio 60" LED Smart TV from Walmart - $688

Black Friday Smartphone Deals

  • Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX 4G LTE - Verizon w/2yr contract from Best Buy - Free         
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 16GB - AT&T w/2yr contract from Best Buy - $50

DSLR Camera

  • Canon Rebel T3 Bundle - Zoom Lens, 4GB SDHC, Carrying Bag from Target - $499.99

Music

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  • Jawbone - Jambox Wireless Bluetooth Speakerphone from Best Buy - $129.99  

Beats by Dr Dre Solo HD Headphones

  • Beats Solo Headphones from Best Buy - $179

Last year was a good year for Black Friday, we expect Black Friday 2013 to top 2012 due to the soft economy as well as falling prices on technology products. Stay tuned for more Black Friday coverage from BuyVia.

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