Although Black Friday is still technically 48 hours away, most major US retailers have either already kicked off the holiday shopping frenzy or at least revealed their exact plans for the impending avalanche of deals and discounts.
Micro Center, an Ohio-based computer department store with 25 nationwide retail locations, seems to be joining the party a little late, as reported by BFAds.net. Interestingly, while its 6-page flyer advertises “3-day-only” deals starting Friday at 8 AM, most of the special offers we’ve found intriguing in there are live at the time of this writing on the retailer’s official website.
We’re obviously not going to focus on marked-down desktops, laptops, computer components, and peripherals, with a Surface Pro 6 bundle instead piquing our interest. This is the same combo Microsoft is currently selling for $799 after a $260 discount, only Micro Center shaves an additional $100 off the latest 2-in-1 Windows tablet with a Signature Type Cover bundled in.
As such, $699.99 can buy you a Core i5/8GB RAM/128GB SSD configuration of the Surface Pro 6 paired with a nice keyboard accessory right now… as long as you don’t have a problem picking the device up in a physical store near you.
Meanwhile, Apple’s 10.5-inch iPad Pro with 64GB storage and Wi-Fi-only connectivity will set you back $500 after a $150 reduction, with the sixth-generation 9.7-inch iPad also available at a (small) discount of $30.
If you’re looking for an absolute bargain, a $99.99 refurbished 9.7-inch iPad 2 could be the way to go. Or, if you prefer Android tablets, how about a $70 Samsung Galaxy Tab E Lite 7, a $120 Galaxy Tab A 8, or a $160 Galaxy Tab A 10.1?
Finally, Micro Center has a little something, something to offer smartwatch bargain hunters as well. Namely, the Apple Watch Series 1 in 38 and 40 mm sizes at $170 and $190 respectively.
Technically, all these prices will be good all weekend long, although you may not want to count on that and just pull the trigger as soon as possible.