November 26, 2014 Last Updated 8:47 pm

Black Friday deals for publishing pros: check here for new deals

The day after Thanksgiving Day is known as Black Friday here in the States, the day when the holiday shopping season is supposed to begin. It is called Black Friday, in case you didn’t know, because it is the day retailers gain enough sales to make a profit for the year (from being in the red to being in the black).

(I’m sure you know all that, but the rules of journalism do dictate an explanation.)

This year, many device makers are concerned that sales of PCs and tablets may be down, and so are discounting. This makes it a good time to upgrade those devices you will need through 2015. Here are some of the deals out there (we’ll keep adding them as we find them): Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1-Inch 16GB, White – $229.99; Kindle Fire HDX 7″, Wi-Fi, 64 GB – (Previous Generation – 3rd) $219.00; Nikon D3200 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm and 55-200mm Non-VR DX Zoom Lenses Bundle $546.95

Barnes & Noble: 7-inch Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK for $129.99

Macmall: 13″ MacBook Pro (with Retina display) $999.99; 15″ MacBook Pro (with Retina display) $1,829.00

Staples: $100 off all tablets (with coupon)

Sam’s Club: iPhone 6 – $100 off

HH Gregg: Samsung 16GB 10.1″ White Android 4.4 KitKat Galaxy Tab 4 – 249.99; Canon PowerShot 16 Megapixel Camera with 42x Optical Zoom – $349.99

Best Buy: $100 off iPad Air 2, $200 off iMac and MacBook Pro models, $150 off Microsoft Surface 2 32GB Magnesium, 15-inch HP Envy $499

Apple: customers in the US will receive a special edition (RED) iTunes gift card with the purchase of select Apple products in support of World AIDS Day 2014

NikonL333-smOfficeMax: Dell Inspiron 15″ laptop $179, Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 $89.99

Walmart: 48″ Air-Powered Hockey Table $29.98 (OK, its not tech, but the office would be a nicer place with an air hockey table, right?)

Target: Nikon L333 20MP DSLR $99. (They are also selling an RCA tablet – who even knew that RCA made a tablet. Pity those who get one for Christmas, though.)

ToysRUs: Samsung 8″ Galaxy Tab 4 for $199.99

Microsoft: Surface Pro 3 i5 100 off; Surface Pro 3 i7 or Surface 2, $150 off

Templatic: WordPress themes – buy 1, get 1 free

Toshiba Direct: Toshiba Satellite C50-BST2N01 Laptop 15.6″ widescreen $100 off, Excite Go™ AT7-C8 Tablet $99

Sur La Table: All-Clad Stainless Roasting Pan with Rack + Bonus Lifters, $159.96 (hey, ya gotta eat, right?)

TNM Digital Media: Interactive eBook Guide to Digital Publishing Platforms – save $100, now only $3.99 (I know, it’s always $3.99, but if I discounted it anymore I wouldn’t be able to buy the kiddies any gifts at Christmas!)

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