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Microsoft Store Black Friday 2014
Microsoft Store’s ad leak for this year’s Black Friday deals has arrived! Get geared up for this year’s bargains by checking out the four-page ad scan below:
To help shoppers save big this season, select Black Friday offers will be available to customers in-store beginning Monday, Nov. 24, and all offers will be available starting Thursday, Nov. 27 through Sunday, Nov. 30. These deals below and more can be previewed online on Microsoft Stores’ Black Friday site:
- Surface Pro 3 – save up to $150
- HP Stream 7-inch – available for $99 with Office 365 Personal free for one year
- Xbox One – save $70 and get one select Xbox game free
- ATT Lumia 635 – available for $39
- Fitbit Charge – save $30 (available Nov. 27 through 29)
Additionally, Microsoft Stores are inviting shoppers to an exclusive VIP Shopping Party from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22. Shoppers will receive a VIP Guarantee promo card that ensures they will receive the best price of the season on any Microsoft purchase (restrictions apply), along with $25 off purchases of $75 or more.
Best Microsoft Store Black Friday Deals From 2013
Technology retailer the Microsoft Store sells an array of popular electronics, including computers, Surface tablets, Xbox gaming systems, Windows Phones and Microsoft Office software. Retail store locations offer not only products, but also training classes and a customer service Answer Desk.
In 2013, the Microsoft Store released a humble two-page Black Friday ad. Despite the ad’s relatively small size and simple format, there were 23 products showcased, from tablets to video games. The Microsoft Store kept customers guessing and anticipation growing, as the ad didn’t contain any sale prices on the featured items. Instead, the ad advised potential shoppers, “Set your alarm: Prices drop at midnight ET on November 28.”
Once prices did drop, customers were in for a delightful technological shopping extravaganza. Here are some of the standout deals, by product category:
Tablets and laptops:
- Surface RT 32GB for $199
- Surface RT 64GB for $379
- Dell Inspiron 15Z with Intel Core i5 processor and 6GB RAM for $399
Video game consoles:
- Xbox 360 250GB console for $199
- Xbox 360 4GB console for $179
- “Call of Duty: Ghosts” for Xbox 360 for $39.99
- “Call of Duty: Ghosts” for Xbox One for $49.99
- “Grand Theft Auto V” for $33.99
- “Battlefield 4” for Xbox 360 for $38.99
- “Skylanders Swap Force” for $38.99
- “Madden 25” for Xbox 360 for $24.99
- “Minecraft” for $9.99
Last year, the Microsoft Store’s Black Friday discount inventory had a particularly heavy emphasis on gaming. There were plenty of other appealing products for non-gamers, though. Additional featured items that went on sale included the Beats by Dr. Dre Pill Bluetooth Wireless Audio System, Skullcandy Ink’d Earbuds, Beats by Dr. Dre Mixr Headphones and Nokia Lumia 520 no-contract phone for AT&T.
So how did the Microsoft Store’s sales measure up? Let’s consider the Surface RT 32GB tablet deal for $199. Competitor Best Buy had the item for a comparable $199.99, while office supply store Staples offered the tablet for considerably more, at $249.99. Microsoft seemed to win this round.
For other products, too, the Microsoft Store managed to hold its own, even when it came to gaming. The popular “Call of Duty: Ghosts” game for Xbox 360 – offered by Microsoft for $39.99 – was $44.99 at video game specialty store GameStop. Both stores sold the Xbox 360 250GB Bundle for $199.
Want more deals on technology products? See what other retailers had to offer. Consider Best Buy, RadioShack, Dell and GameStop. For a full list of 2014 Black Friday ad scans, check out NerdWallet’s Black Friday ad leaks page.