This time of the year, all the coolest gadgets can be found at great prices. Here are some of the best deals on electronics, from computers to cameras, that Cheapism is seeing ahead of Black Friday. If you're shopping in bricks-and-mortar stores, be sure to confirm sale times locally; hours vary by store and state, and no Black Friday shopper wants to be caught outside locked doors when deals are going on across town.
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This smart thermostat will be available at Kohl's for $200, $50 off the regular price. These and other "doorbusters" will be offered from 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving until 1 p.m. on Black Friday in stores and online. The retailer is awarding shoppers $15 in Kohl's Cash for every $50 spent, so this purchase essentially comes with $60 of store credit to use the week after Thanksgiving.
Get a digital camera with Wi-Fi connectivity, a camera bag, and two lenses at Kohl's for $450 (regularly $750). This is another doorbuster that will be available only until 1 p.m. on Black Friday. On top of the savings, buyers walk away with $135 in Kohl's Cash to spend the week after Thanksgiving (Nov. 27 to Dec. 5).
Forget the set-top box and stream right to the screen. This 4K TV brings in Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, and more and will be discounted to $398 at Walmart, $199 off the regular price. The deal will be available starting at 6 p.m. in most stores and all day online on Thanksgiving.
A double bargain for anyone with more than one child, this dual-screen portable DVD player includes pre-loaded games and a game controller for a Black Friday price of $49 at Walmart (regularly almost $63). It will be available starting at 6 p.m. in most stores and all day online on Thanksgiving.
Get this VR headset at Best Buy for $20, a $20 savings, starting at 5 p.m. in most stores and all day online on Thanksgiving.
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Get Tzumi wireless headphones or earbuds in any of three colors at JCPenney for just $10 (regularly $36; currently on sale for $25). Most stores open at 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving and stay open until 5 p.m. on Black Friday. Sale prices go live online at midnight on Nov. 23.