Updated: Deals from Amazon and Twelve South.
Black Friday is upon us, and there are deals galore to be had ... if you can find them. Fortunately, we’ve done a lot of the digging for you, and here are some of the great finds that we’ve, err, found.
But before we get to the deals, check out our Black Friday guide for things you need to know before you click “Buy,” like the differences in voltage, when you’ll be taxed, and how to get items that don’t ship here.
And as always, here’s the legalese: Buyer beware, do your due diligence before buying your gear. An introduction here does not constitute an endorsement. We have no affiliation with the stores selling this stuff, so prices are apt to change and deals can vanish without a trace. Wives should not call our offices when they discover that husbands have blown the year’s budget on electronic products.
Jaybird’s X2 Sport Wireless Bluetooth Headphones are US$129.99 (U.P. US$179.99) on Amazon, with free shipping to Singapore.
What we like though, are the discontinued previous generation model, the BlueBuds X. The Storm White edition is selling at US$89.99, nearly half-price off at a 47% discount, with free shipping to Singapore on orders over US$125.
Instead of the usual US$259, these Audio-Technica headphones are going at US$143, that’s 45% off, on Amazon. It doesn’t ship to Singapore.
Pixelmator is the more affordable (and leaner, lighter, faster to run) Photoshop for those who don’t need the full power of Photoshop. It’s usually US$29.99, but it’s now US$14.99 on the Mac App Store (click on the ‘Buy’ link). Mac only, unfortunately.
Amazon is offering a 30% discount off any one physical book, with a cap of US$10. It doesn’t sound like much, until you do the math and realize that US$10 is around S$14 these days, so that’s a nice amount of. Just enter the promo code HOLIDAY30 when checking out. Details on Amazon.
On Amazon, the MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Gaming 4GB graphics card is going at US$429.99, at 20% off the list price of US$539.99. Free shipping to Singapore.
Asus’ Strix Tactic Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is going at S$159 (U.P. S$249) on Qoo10.
Ever wished you’d played the original Baldur’s Gate, Planescape: Torment, or Neverwinter Nights games? Wonder no more, these and other D&D classics are on sale at Gog.com for 80% the whole bundle — pay US$21.10 instead of the usual US$105.90.
Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt, is 50% on Gog.com, at US$29.99, DRM-free. Windows only.
The DeathAdder is going at 44% down on Amazon, selling at US$39.99 (U.P. US$69.99) with free shipping to Singapore on orders over US$125.
Corsair Dominator Platinum Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4,666MHz C15 memory kit is having a good deal on Amazon. Usual price of US$925, it’s now US$299.99, shaving a cool 68% off the original price. Free shipping to Singapore.
Amazon is having a one-day memory sale for November 26th (US time), with discounts of up to 75% on Crucial and Lexar products.
The Netgear R6400 AC1750 router is going for US$89.99 (U.P. US$149.99) on Amazon right now, that’s a cool US$60 or 40% off its list price. It doesn’t ship to Singapore though, so you’ll need to consider shipping prices.
The GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition is going at 19% off at Lazada, selling for S$589 (U.P. S$729). If you’re looking to get a GoPro Hero 4, you should know that the Hero 4 Black, Silver and simply Hero have different features each.
Craft and Vision, which publishes digital photography ebooks and videos, is having a 50% off everything on Black Friday. 20% of the profits will be donated to the Red Cross.
Not only is Samsung’s 500GB internal SSD going on sale with a low price of US$149.99 (U.P. US$199.99), it also comes with a free game code for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, worth US$59.99. Check it out at Newegg.
This still isn’t too cheap, but if you demand fast read/write speeds with fast read/write transfers speeds wrapped in a sleek package, the Samsung T1 Portable 500GB external SSD is selling at US$169.99 (U.P. US$249.99) on Amazon for 32% off, with free shipping to Singapore.
If you’re looking to get more storage for your smartphone with microSD cards, or to top up your camera’s storage with SD cards, there are more SanDisk deals on Lazada than you can shake a stick at. In fact, there are really too many to list. Here’s a link to the SanDisk page on Lazada, ranked from the highest discount onwards.
Highlights include a 64GB SanDisk Extreme SDHC memory card at S$57.90 (U.P. S$135), a 64GB SanDisk Mobile Ultra microSD card at S$44.90 (U.P. S$99.90), and a 128GB SanDisk microSDHC card at S$89 (U.P. S$250).
This 2TB external hard drive from WD is going at US$64.99, 50% off the original US$129.99, on eBay. But it doesn’t ship to Singapore, and you should know that this is the older model (but two terabytes are still two terabytes, new or old model).
On Amazon, the Amazon Kindle is going for US$30 off at US$49.99, with free shipping to Singapore if you spend over US$125. This is the Kindle with a 6” touchscreen display, wi-fi, without a built-in light. You should know that US$49.99 gets you the Kindle “with special offers,” i.e. ads on the lock screen and home page. The Kindle without special offers is also selling at US$30 off at US$69.99.
The same Kindle is going on sale at Lazada for S$115.90 (U.P. S$168.80), with shipping at S$3. This costs more than Amazon’s offer at US$49.99 (approx. S$70), but you have to keep in mind that shipping from Amazon is only free if you spend over US$125 (approx. S$176).
The Kindle Paperwhite, with a 6” touchscreen with built-in light and Wi-Fi, is also discounted on Amazon, although not as much as the basic Kindle. It’s US$20 off the base price at US$99.99, for the version with special offers, and does not ship to Singapore.
The same Kindle Paperwhite is selling on Lazada at S$164 (U.P. S$196). It costs more than Amazon (approx. S$140), but Amazon doesn’t ship the Paperwhite to Singapore, so you’ll need to deal with the additional cost and hassle of using a forwarder.
IF you’re lucky and quick you still might be able to score a Kindle Paperwhite from Qoo10 at the time sale price of only S$$97.00, available only until stocks last.
What to keep track of your weight the smart way? The Withings WS-50 Smart Body Analyzer is 35% off at Amazon now, at US$97.47, and it ships to Singapore.
Timbuk2’s bags are on at up to 50% for Black Friday. Check it out on their site.
If you’ve ever wanted to build Android apps, you can learn how. And instead of paying the usual US$503 for these eLearning courses, you can get them all now at ‘pay what you want’ prices. Really. 10% of the proceeds even go to charity.
Ever wanted to learn Python, HTML5 and CSS3, or advanced Ruby? The Boing Boing store has an incredible offer on this eLearning bundle, instead of the usual US$1539, you pay what you want. 10% of the proceeds go to charity.
Twelve South is known in Apple circles for two things: making ridiculously beautiful accessories, and selling them at ridiculously high prices. Not for today though, as you can grab eight of their popular products at 50% off. Limited to four per person, use the product code BFDEAL2015 during checkout for the discount.
If you prefer to see, hold and touch your gear before you buy them, then check out the deals you can get at Sitex this weekend, happening at the Singapore Expo.