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Official Black Friday TABLET & E-READER Discussion Thread


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#1 gatorburg  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 27, 2011 - 10:29 am

I was wondering what is the best $100.00 tablet? Do you think Walmart or so will put any down to around $100.00 for Blackfriday?

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Posted Aug 28, 2011 - 9:19 am

Maybe a Coby 7" piece of junk, but nothing good at that price. I hope I'm wrong as I want a couple 10" table's this year.

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Posted Aug 29, 2011 - 3:10 pm

I saw the tablets the small ones wondered how the compare to the iPod touch. Any input would be appreciated. TiA

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Posted Aug 29, 2011 - 5:22 pm

I had purchased one of the small tablets a while back, the old adage rings true. You get what you pay for. :) The touch is resistive not capacitive like a touch is which means you actually have to push on spots on the screen and it can make it very hard to be precise. I'm hoping someone will decide they can't get their money back from the HP Touchpad price drop and sells them off for even a little profit :)

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Posted Aug 30, 2011 - 10:02 am

Amazon is reportedly going to put out a tablet in the next few months around 249.00. It is supoosed to be hundreds less than comparable Ipads.

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Posted Sep 17, 2011 - 9:55 am

The big rumor is that Best Buy hoarded some HP models for Black Friday.

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Posted Sep 17, 2011 - 2:44 pm

The big rumor is that Best Buy hoarded some HP models for Black Friday.


It's definitely possible, my local stores showed tons in stock online when they dropped in price but nothing in store. It could've just been lagged though.

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Posted Sep 17, 2011 - 6:56 pm

Unless you can score a Touchpad there are none for $100 that are worth it. Don't throw your money away. Although rumor has it the Blackberry Playbooks might have the same $99 fate as the Touchpad. :)

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Posted Sep 18, 2011 - 8:16 pm

The big rumor is that Best Buy hoarded some HP models for Black Friday.

Not sure if they would hoarde up on older technology items this soon. I hope so though, that's what my daughter wants the most this year. I've been looking at the 7" tablets which I think would be fine, but I think she wants the 10" for about $100. I know and trust the HP name so if they have it for the right price I'll get her one.

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Posted Sep 19, 2011 - 12:11 am

Good to see you back Taz, It certainly was strange how quickly some stores put up the signs telling customers that they didn't have any.

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Posted Sep 19, 2011 - 2:57 am

Good to see you back Taz, It certainly was strange how quickly some stores put up the signs telling customers that they didn't have any.


A lot of stores had people buying 10 at a time. That's why eBay has tons of them now. And the sheeple are lapping them up at double and triple the price. Plus, there are battery problems with Touchpad and, since there will no longer be any support, no more apps or upgrades. I'm hoping for a Samsung or Toshiba.

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Posted Sep 22, 2011 - 4:36 am

Are the IPad2's out yet and are the regular IPad's $$$ going to drop down any??

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Posted Sep 22, 2011 - 7:45 am

Are the IPad2's out yet and are the regular IPad's $$$ going to drop down any??


iPad 2's have been out, the original did drop in price some. I believe you can get a refurbed for around $350...

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Posted Sep 22, 2011 - 12:08 pm

Are the IPad2's out yet and are the regular IPad's $$$ going to drop down any??


The iPad 2 has been out for a few months. The new iPad 3 will be out sometime next year.

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Posted Sep 27, 2011 - 5:17 am

Any predictions for the Amazon 3G/WiFi Kindle? I've been getting a feel for prices from last years ads, however I couldn't find any pricing for the Amazon Kindle. This will be my first year of extreme shopping on Black Friday! Super excited and yet a little scared.

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Posted Sep 27, 2011 - 5:39 am

Last year the original model of the kindle went on sale but nothing for the newer 3g kindle. I onlty remember cause I was looking for a deal too. I ended up getting one for mothers day, same price 189 but with a 25 dollar gc but with all the competition this year with tablets I think they might offer a good deal...
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Posted Sep 27, 2011 - 7:36 am

Its highly likely considering about that same time the new Kindle and the TOUCH Kindle will be coming out.

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Posted Sep 28, 2011 - 4:40 am

Any predictions for the Amazon 3G/WiFi Kindle?

I've been getting a feel for prices from last years ads, however I couldn't find any pricing for the Amazon Kindle.

This will be my first year of extreme shopping on Black Friday! Super excited and yet a little scared.

I believe Amazon is putting out a tablet this year for $249 (retail price, might be slightly lower on BF but since it will be brand new to the market there's a good chance it won't be on sale BF). Considering they will have the tablet which can do everything the Kindle can and much more for that price, I would expect the Kindle with 3g to be about $100 - $129 this year. This year I predict tablets to be in, and all the older Nooks, Kindles, etc. to drop greatly in price due to the competition of the tablets. I would also not be too surprised to see a price drop on the Ipad 1 and possibly a slight drop on the Ipad 2 shortly before BF.

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Posted Sep 28, 2011 - 5:00 am

Thanks for the input! I'm hoping it's around the $100-$130 range...

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Posted Sep 28, 2011 - 6:45 am

Amazon just announced a $79 Kindle, $99 Kindle touch & Kindle Fire for $199

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Posted Sep 28, 2011 - 6:51 am

Speeddiva, where did you see this at? I'm looking on Amazon.com and the price is the same as before.

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Posted Sep 28, 2011 - 6:54 am

They are having a big announcement in NYC right now. I'm not sure when the new pricing begins

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Posted Sep 28, 2011 - 6:59 am

Thank you! I'm in Michigan. I will keep an eye out for the announcement :)

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Posted Sep 28, 2011 - 7:06 am

http://techcrunch.co...k-kindle-touch/

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Posted Sep 28, 2011 - 7:08 am

You should be able to start pre-ordering by the end of the day. $199 is looking pretty good. It's not an iPad, but it will have a lot of features and be able to stream vdeos through Amazon. The first version cis going to be 'lite' on features and they hope to add more next year or so w/ a newer version. Maybe Amazon will have a 'fire sale' on the old ones soon.

Amazon just lowered the price of the current model to $99 on their site!

http://www.amazon.co...&pf_rd_i=507846
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Posted Sep 28, 2011 - 7:09 am

you can preorder it now:

http://www.amazon.co...ag=gottadeal-20

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Posted Sep 28, 2011 - 7:10 am

lol Brad listed the Kindle Fire and my post is for the Kindle Keyboard as it's now called.
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Posted Sep 28, 2011 - 7:11 am

Expect more changes to the Kindle page today!
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Posted Sep 28, 2011 - 7:13 am

That Kindle fire doesn't support external memory. 8 GB .... no good.

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Posted Sep 28, 2011 - 7:16 am

all the new models: http://goto.gd/b1




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