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PRAKTICALA’s Favorite Black Friday Deals for 2016!

 

black friday deals for 2016

Happy Thanksgiving from PRAKTICALA to all our readers! We hope you enjoy the holiday with friends, family, and good times.

If you’re like us and are pinching pennies this season, here are some of our favorite Black Friday deals for 2016 that won’t cost you an arm and a turkey leg! No need to set your money on fire like in the reused illustration above! Check back throughout the weekend for updates!

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Happy Thanksgiving + Black Friday Deals

Happy Thanksgiving from PRAKTICALA!

We hope you spend the holiday with friends and family. On the other hand, we acknowledge the rush one gets from Black Friday shopping. So why not compromise a little and do your shopping at from home, in your pajamas?

We’ll compile some of our favorite Black Friday deals here, so come back often for updates!

TECH:

Need a tablet? You can get the Kindle Fire from Amazon for a measly 35 bucks!! WHAT?!

If you’re into streaming TV, the Amazon Fire TV Stick is on sale for just $25!  You can steam Netflix, Amazon Video, and much more to your TV.

Low on hard drive space? Get a blazing fast solid state drive from Sandisk – 240GB for only 60 bucks! No spinning disks or other moving parts to wear out!

MOVIES:

My favorite movie from 2015, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD for $16.81 at Amazon! Read our review here!

JURASSIC WORLD Limited Edition Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD is only $10 on Amazon! Free shipping with Prime!

Or if you need the whole series (all four movies), the JURASSIC PARK Collection on Blu-ray  is only $25!

Need more sci-fi? EX MACHINA on Blu-ray + Digital HD is only $5, also shipped free with Prime!

Also, the STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy is also only $5!

MORE sci-fi! The ALIEN QUADRILOGY Blu-ray, including all four ALIEN films, is just $15 on Amazon! Awesome deal on one of the greatest film series ever!

One of our favorite comedies from the last few years, BRIDESMAIDS, is on Blu-ray + DVD for $5 from Amazon!

BOOKS:

One of my favorite books ever – The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes – only $4 for the hardcover on Amazon with promo code HOLIDAY30! If you have that one already, you can also get the great The Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes (hardcover) for $4, or The Essential Calvin and Hobbes for $5!

PHOTOGRAPHY:

Photographers – Adorama has the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 lens starting at $249. This is a great price on a fast wide angle lens! Available for Canon, Nikon, and more.

STYLE:

Looking for a pair of shoes or some AWESOME dress shirts (review coming soon)? Get 20%  off your order at Charles Tyrwhitt by clicking here and entering the code CYBER20 at checkout! Or, get 15% off plus free shipping by clicking here and entering the code CYBER15! (expires 11/30)! Read my review of their Clarence Cap-toe Semi-Brogue shoes here!

Great watches don’t all need to be expensive. Take 50% off the Timex Weekender watch with promo code TIMEXGIFT to make it a cool $11 (multiple colors available!

OUTDOORS:

Amazon has a folding knife with Speedsafe from Kershaw for $10! A great name in knives if you are into camping and the outdoors. Might need to refresh a few times to see the price!

Stay tuned for more Black Friday deals throughout the weekend! Have a tip on a hot deal? Leave a note in the comments!

Have a safe and fun Thanksgiving!

Deal: Nikon D5300 or D7100 + 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G Nikkor ED VR DX Zoom Lens

People: If you have been looking to up your DSLR game, Amazon has a killer deal right now on either the Nikon D5300 or the D7100, plus the 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G Nikkor ED VR DX Zoom Lens.

The D5300 is a from Nikon’s mid-range line of cameras, newer than the venerable D90 (probably the best Nikon DSLR ever) but missing a few pro-level features that most amateurs won’t give two hoots about, like a built-in AF motor or high-speed flash sync (if you don’t know what it is, you’ll never miss it). But it does have some exclusive features, like built-in GPS and wifi. What the heck? Back my my day we were lucky if our SLRs could push ISO to 1600.

The D7100 is the successor to the D7000, which is my primary camera. I ditched my “pro” level D300 way back when because the D7000 was lighter, faster, and easier to use. I don’t have any hands-on experience with the D7100 but I expect that it would perform just as well.

The 18-140mm Nikkor lens gives you a crazy zoom range. I have a great 18-50mm f/2.8 Sigma lens, but sometimes I wish I could get some more range in there without having to switch lenses. This Nikkor lens gives you that versatility (although unfortunately you don’t get to keep the f/2.8 – beggars can’t be choosers).

If you add either camera to your Amazon cart, and then add the lens, Amazon will knock off $400 at checkout. In other words, you can snag the D5300 + lens for under $700 or the D7100 + lens for under $900. It is an insane deal. Jump on it now or you will regret it!

  1. Add either the D5300 or D7100 to your cart.
  2. Add the 18-140mm Nikkor lens.
  3. At checkout, you should see a total discount of $400!

Happy Prime Day at Amazon!

Today is PRIME DAY at Amazon.com, celebrating the company’s 20th anniversary. To reward Prime members, they are offering a lot of great deals on a variety of products across different categories, including clothing, home improvement, movies, games, and more.

One great deal I found is on Ray-Ban sunglasses – if you are a Prime member, Amazon will take 30% off the price at checkout! I picked up the Wayfarer sunglasses (link) but they have many other models and colors available.

Another good deal is the Fitbit HR, a fitness tracker that measures your physical activity, heart rate, and more. For Prime Day, Amazon is including $25 in Amazon credit. I have the Fitbit Flex which is pretty nifty too.

Additionally, if you use your Amazon Visa card and spend over $100, you can take another $20 off with the promo code PRI20ARC!

Lots of great deals today, check them out!

Deal: Black & Decker 20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Drill Kit

Freakin’ beautiful.

OMG. Amazon has a lightning deal right now on the Black & Decker 20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Drill Kit.

I bought a very similar Black & Decker 20-volt cordless drill from the local hardware store just a month or two ago for the same price, except it was for the drill ONLY. This kit comes with a zillion drill bits and accessories. NOT FAIR.

It is an awesome drill, I’ve used it for a ton of projects around the house already, including the oak bed frame I built recently. There are endless uses for it and it has plenty of power. I only wish I had waited for a smoking deal like this one. ARGH!

Only a few hours left to grab it at this price. Get it on Amazon here, then laugh at me for getting ripped off.

EDIT: If you want the drill ONLY, Amazon has a $10 off promo on it right now (click here). Add it to your cart and you’ll see the discount at checkout. This is way cheaper than what I bought it for. Darn.

Deal: More Miyazaki / Ghibli Blu-rays on Amazon

In case you missed the last deal, Amazon has a good price on some more Blu-rays from Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki. The selection of sale items is a little different this time.

I’ve mentioned this before, but if you aren’t familiar with Miyazaki’s work, you need to start catching up. I recommend starting with a feel-good classic – My Neighbor Totoro! If this movie doesn’t make you happy, you are not a human being…

Others on sale:

I’m embarrassed to admit I still haven’t seen a few of these. Might have to pick up a couple. For some reason, it is hard to get sale prices on these videos, so jump on the deal if you’re missing any from your library!

Deal: Opteka 6.5mm f/3.5 Aspherical Wide-Angle Fisheye Lens

Amazon has a smoking deal right now on a 6.5mm f/3.5 wide-angle lens from Opteka. This wide-angle lens lets you capture almost 180 degrees of image into your frame! This is sometimes also called the “fisheye” effect.

You can get this cool lens for Nikon, Canon, or Sony mounts. All three on priced the same, on sale for $150 from Amazon with free shipping.

Note that this is a manual focus lens. Time to get your camera skills on!

Opteka 6.5mm f/3.5 HD Aspherical Fisheye Lens

Deal: DREDD 3D on Blu-ray

This gun gets fired several times throughout the film.

If you haven’t seen DREDD 3D: it’s a wildly entertaining action movie that is extra fun in 3D. Amazon has it on sale for $6, a smoking deal. Free shipping with Amazon Prime.

DREDD 3D stars Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, and Lena Heady, and is directed by Pete Travis.

Now I kind of want to watch this again tonight.

Dredd [3D Blu-ray/Blu-ray + Digital Copy + UltraViolet] (Amazon)