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How To Not Be A Jerk On Black Friday

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Black Friday is the Armageddon of retail, and even has the name to fit. On that unholy day, armed soldiers of capitalism move on local games outlets with just one thing on their minds: new shit for less money.

Gaming equipment is expensive. We get it. But games retail employees don’t need to suffer for our thriftiness. Every year, they do. This year, in our urgent fury to grab a new, discounted, PS4 Pro (or in your dad’s confused journey to find you the perfect Christmas stocking stuffer), consider the store employees’ side of things.

They are experiencing the retail equivalent of Dynasty Warriors.

To help advocate for the brave men and women behind your local GameStop, Best Buy or Toys ‘R’ Us counters and in the stacks, we spoke with a few current and former employees who’ve sold games and consoles on Black Friday. They’ve kindly provided Kotaku readers with tips on how to make their Black Friday shifts less miserable:

  • Figure out what you want before going into the store. Call ahead a few days beforehand. Don’t wait in line for an hour, get to the counter and ask a retail employee what’s hot in gaming when there are dozens of people behind you
  • Prioritize. It’s unlikely that you’ll get a console deal, deals on three popular games and every accessory you want at the perfect price. Think about what you’d be okay going without and consider that, often, the console deals are better than the deals for individual games
  • Retail employees are working as quickly as they can. Seriously
  • Research promotions before you head to your local games outlet. All the information you’ll need is online and it’ll take a load off in-store employees if they don’t have to explain the deals to you
  • If you’re being helped by a new employee who doesn’t know the ropes yet, instead of getting upset, just thank them and move on to another employee
  • Know when the sales start. Sometimes, they start Thanksgiving night
  • If you are nice to a retail employee on Black Friday, they will be more likely to help you. Weird, but true!
  • Know the return policy for items you purchase. Also, don’t argue with retail employees about the return policy or cut them off when they’re telling it to you
  • Games retail outlets don’t have an infinite stock (See: NES Classic). That’s not the sales rep’s fault. It’s first come, first serve—especially for the latest console at the lowest price. Don’t get mad if the outlet runs out of something. You can probably buy it online at the same price
  • Don’t get violent! Don’t yell! Calm down. It will be fine. Everything will be okay

Finally—and this is my tip—buy a few things for friends and family! Now’s a great (and affordable) time to get your loved ones into your favorite hobby.

All Of the Best Apple Watch and iPad Discounts, In One Place

All Of the Best Apple Watch and iPad Discounts, In One Place

The Apple Watch and iPad are going to be some of the most popular gifts of the holiday season, and you can score some great discounts on them today.

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Best Buy Just Launched A Bunch Of Their Best Black Friday Deals

Best Buy Just Launched A Bunch Of Their Best Black Friday Deals

Best Buy’s not waiting for the turkey to cool to push out their best Black Friday deals; a whole bunch of them are available right now.

There’s a ton of great stuff here, including up to $100 off the Apple Watch, $125 off iPads, a 50” TV for $300, and Assassin’s Creed Syndicate for $35. Just make your selections, and note the unique promo code below each item. You’ll also need a free My Best Buy account. [Best Buy Early Access Sale]

Note: If you’re planning on getting an Apple Watch Sport (the cheap one), Best Buy’s only offering $50 off that model, so you may want to wait for Target’s $100 gift card promotion.

Once you’re done, head over to our Black Friday hub for a lot more deals available now.

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Best Buy’s “Early Black Friday Sale” Is Actually Pretty Great

Best Buy's "Early Black Friday Sale" Is Actually Pretty Great

Typically, we roll our eyes at “early Black Friday” promotions, but Best Buy’s is actually pretty solid. The highlights here include $150 off the ultra-thin MacBook (plus $50 more for students), and a $55” TV for $350, but be sure to check out Best Buy’s hub for the rest. [Best Buy Early Black Friday Sale]

Editor’s Note: I’d probabably avoid the iPads; I think we’ll see better deals closer to Black Friday. The iMac is also the non-SSD model, so I’d probably wait for a better model to go on sale. The Netgear Arlo system is already matched on Amazon.


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Logitech’s Clickiest Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is Cheaper Than Ever

Logitech's Clickiest Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is Cheaper Than Ever

Logitech’s G710/G710+ mechanical gaming keyboard is one of your five favorites, and Best Buy has knocked the ultra clicky Cherry MX Blue version down to $60 today, an all-time low by about $30. [Logitech G710 with Cherry MX Blue Switches, $60]

If the term “Cherry MX Blue” went over your head, Lifehacker has a great explainer.

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This Labor Day Fitbit Deal Will Get Your Heart Pumping

This Labor Day Fitbit Deal Will Get Your Heart Pumping

Need a little push to get off the couch, or just want to recreate a viral web stunt? The Fitbit Charge HR is the best fitness tracker for most people, and you can get one for just $110 today ($40 off), which is the best deal we’ve seen on the heart rate-tracking model. [Fitbit Charge HR, $110]

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If Amazon sells out, Best Buy also has it for the same price.

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Hit The Track With Project Cars for $40 on PS4 and Xbox One

Project Cars is a must-own for racing fans, and you can save $20 on your copy for PS4 or Xbox One today.

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One of Your Favorite Mice is Down to Its Lowest Price 

One of Your Favorite Mice is Down to Its Lowest Price 

Lifehacker readers’ favorite mouse is down to $45 today, which is a match for the lowest price we’ve ever seen. The Logitech Performance Mouse MX will work on practically any surface (even glass!), can recharge over microUSB, and includes dedicated forward and back buttons for web surfing. [Logitech Performance Mouse MX, $45]http://www.bestbuy.com/site/logitech-…http://lifehacker.com/5932425/most-p…

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This Top-Shelf Gaming Keyboard Comes with $50 in Steam Credit Today

This Top-Shelf Gaming Keyboard Comes with $50 in Steam Credit Today

At $180, the newly-released Logitech G910 Orion Spark mechanical gaming keyboard is clearly designed for serious PC gamers, and if you’ve been waiting for a deal to pick one up, today’s probably the best you’ll see for a long time.

It’s not as tempting as a cash discount, but Best Buy will toss in a $50 Steam gift card when you buy the keyboard for full price. We haven’t seen any price drops on this model yet, any I’d say it’s unlikely we’ll see it drop by $50 for quite some time, so if you’re a serious gamer, you might want to take advantage while you can. [Logitech G910 Orion Spark Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with $50 in Steam Wallet Cards, $180]

If you missed it last week, you can still get a couple of other Logitech peripherals from Best Buy with a $40 Steam card tossed in. Unlike the G910, you’ll be paying a premium over the street price on these items, but when you factor in the Steam credit, they’re still solid deals.


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Possible Price Mistake: Preorder and Save $20 on the New Nest Protect

Possible Price Mistake: Preorder and Save $20 on the New Nest Protect

The original Nest Protect was the smartest smoke/Co2 detector of its time, and the newly-redesigned model is $20 off at Best Buy, if you preorder.

As you might expect, the new Protect integrates with your phone to alert you to any issues wherever you are in the world, but now you can pair it with a new Nest Cam to tune in to make sure your house isn’t actually on fire. The Protect also operates as a night light, tests its own battery and speaker automatically, and is smart enough gently warn you when your dinner gets a little smoky, rather than blasting out an eardrum-splitting alarm.

Of course, a smart appliance wouldn’t really be living up to its potential if it didn’t work with the rest of your smart home gear, and the new Protect delivers big time. Say the Protect detects high levels of CO2 in your air, and you have a Nest thermostat installed. Boom, your heat is turned off until you can figure out the problem. What if you’re listening to music and are unable to hear the alarm? Well if you have Philips Hue bulbs in your home, they’ll start blinking to get your attention. Is it an hefty investment? Absolutely. But it’s undoubtedly really cool, and potentially even life-saving.

As for the deal, Nest products rarely get significant discounts, even if they’ve been out for months or years, so this preorder deal is incredibly surprising, if not an outright price mistake. [Preorder Nest Protect 2nd Generation, $80]


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