As many of our neighbours to the south enjoy the annual gorging of Thanksgiving, many others are preparing for one of the biggest shopping days of the year: Black Friday.
A few Canucks have also decided to jump on the shopping bandwagon by crossing the border in search of deals. Seeing how well Black Friday works in America, Canadian-based companies have decided to try and keep some dollars in the Great White North by joining the frenzy and offering some sweet deals over the course of the weekend.
While December 1st will bring the debut of the Biff Bam Pop! Holiday Gift Guide, we thought it’d be nice to give you a head start on the holiday shopping with the 5 Best Black Friday deals we’ve seen so far.
Curious about what you can score? Come on in and find out…
5) iPad 2 – Staples here in Canada has a sweet deal going on where you can get $50 off any model of the iPad 2, but only on November 25th.
When it comes to tablet technology, this Apple product is enough to make even a diehard PC fan ditch the tried-and true for a new kinds of computing experience.
Your comics, magazines and eBooks will never look better beyond the printed page, and who would turn down a chance to own the best machine to play Angry Birds on?
4) Community Seasons 1 & 2 – Amazon.ca has a number of great deals this Black Friday, but this one stands out because the show is being put on hiatus by its network, NBC.
No more Jeff Winger zingers? No more Annie/Britta food/mud/bubble fights? No more Troy & Abed in the Moooooooorning? NO WAY.
3) Kobo Wi-Fi eReader – A great gift for the literally inclined but technically ignorant, this basic eReader is capable of storing up to 1000 eBooks, comes pre-loaded with 100 classics and allows you to shop the Kobo bookstore right from the eReader thanks to the built-in Wi-Fi.
That means if you’ve a member of the family that likes to read traditional books but needs your help to turn on a computer, this is the eReader you should’ve already bought them.
Discounted by Chapters/Indigo to just $89, it’s the eReader that best merges price, performance and portability into the perfect package.
2) The Lord of the Rings Trilogy – Extended Edition Blu-Ray – The second incredible deal worth listing from Amazon.ca sees a chance for you to own the hi-def adventures of Frodo, Sam, Gandalf and Strider/Aragorn for just $44.99.
For you purists: Yes, it’s the whole trilogy directed by Peter Jackson. Yes, it’s the extended version of each film, in high-definition.
And YES, it is awesome.
1) Batman: Arkham City – Without question, the greatest superhero…nay, the greatest gaming experience of the year will be a hot item this Christmas. Paying the usual $69.99 would be acceptable to most, but why do that when EBGames.ca is offering you the chance to own Batman’s latest adventure for just $39.99 on PC, PS3 or XBox 360, Friday through Sunday?
Not good enough? If you think you’re as skilled as Batman in infiltration and combat techniques, test them out by heading to Wal-Mart where you can get the Ps3 or XBox 360 versions of the game for just $29, Friday through Sunday.
What’s on your Black Friday shopping list?