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Black Friday Deals to Take Care of Business

Black Friday deals for small business 2010
Black Friday can be a great time to stock up on electronics for your business. Most of the best deals available are in stores and come with "supplies are limited" disclaimers, so don’t just show up on Friday afternoon and expect to snag some of the hotter deals.

If you're really hardcore about the sales event, Best Buy and Walmart stores are opening at midnight on Friday everywhere but Massachusetts, where Best Buys are opening at 1:00 in the morning. If you’re an early riser rather than a night owl, Staples stores open at 6:00 am on Friday.

1. Samsung 15.6-inch laptop for $299.99

Merchant: Best Buy, in store only with ticket handed out by staff
Price: $299.99
When: Friday, November 25 from midnight on

One of the best items to consider stocking up for your business on Black Friday are laptops. There are a ton of great laptop deals, and we've specifically rounded up some more of them here. This laptop from Samsung is a doorbuster special, meaning that you'll probably need to be in line to get one late Thursday night. At $700 less than its usual retail price, this machine is well-equipped for anything but hardcore gaming or advanced graphics work, with 4GB of onboard memory, a 15.6-inch LED widescreen display, and a 320GB hard drive.

2. Garmin Nuvi 40LM GPS for $84.99

Sure, you can use Google Maps or another app on your phone to navigate, but it just isn't the same as a disembodied voice telling you where to turn. This price from Best Buy saves you $65 and makes the Garmin a great gift idea, or a good deal if you run any sort of business making offsite meetings or deliveries on a regular basis.

Merchant: Best Buy, in store only with ticket handed out by staff
Price: $84.99
When: Midnight Friday, November 25

3. Toshiba 1TB Portable Hard Drive: $89.99

This can serve as both a backup drive for important files and a traveling hard drive if you need to pack some extra firepower. At under $100 for a full terabyte, it could appeal to any small business owner who doesn't have an external hard drive for backups.

Merchant: Staples, in store only
Price: $89.99
When: Friday, November 25; stores open at 6:00 a.m.

4. HP Photosmart Plus Printer for $49.99

At $100 off retail, a photo printer isn't a bad idea to have around the office, especially if your office happens to be in your home and you can use it to print personal photos.

Merchant: Staples, in store only
Price: $49.99
When: Friday, November 25; stores open at 6:00 a.m.

5. HP Pavilion p2-1033wb Desktop PC Bundle for $298
If you like your classic desktop and monitor combo and want to upgrade some PCs around the office, $300 will get you this package from Walmart. It’ll handle all of the basics with 3GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive, and a more-than-passable AMD Radeon 18.5” HD display.

Merchant: Walmart
Price: $298
When: Friday November 25 from midnight

6. Compaq Presario AMD Dual-Core Laptop for $198

If you need a more up-to-date laptop for basic tasks like word processing and accounting, you can’t beat the price of this laptop at Walmart. It does only come loaded with 2GB of RAM, so if you think you’ll ever go beyond the basics you’ll want to shell out some extra dollars, possibly for the Samsung model at Best Buy.

Merchant: Walmart
Price: $198
When: Friday November 25 from midnight

7. JVC HD Camcorder for $129

Every small business should be considering videos of some sort, if just for the opportunity to start a YouTube channel for the backlinks. If you want a device built for this purpose, this is an excellent price for an HD video camera.

Merchant: Walmart
Price: $129
When: Friday November 25 from midnight

8. Kodak 2150SE 4-in-1 Wireless Printer for $69

This prints, scans, copies, and faxes, and it only costs $69. Even though we’ve all wished that faxes would die a painful death, we need to use them occasionally for certain clients who just won’t give them up. This all-in-one printer is worth adding to your office if you don’t yet have a fax machine or a scanner, or if you want to give employees the opportunity to print wirelessly.

Merchant: Walmart
Price: $69
When: Friday November 25 from midnight

9. Asus Transformer 10.10-

inch Android tablet $249.99

If you are thinking of getting tablets for your business to use as a laptop replacement, this is a good one to consider. It’s rocking Honeycomb, the latest version of Android, it features a large screen surface, and it’s exclusively at Best Buy for $150 less than its retail price. Do your business a favor and buy this over the deeply discounted BlackBerry Playbook, which just doesn’t have the same range of apps available or the screen size.

Merchant: Exclusive to Best Buy, in store only with ticket handed out by staff
Price: $249.99
When: Friday, November 25 from midnight

10. HP Omni All-in-One Computer for $399.99

If it is time to update workstations, consider this HP Omni All-in-One computer, which features a 1TB hard drive and a 20-inch display with AMD Radeon HD graphics, and is preloaded with Windows 7.

Merchant: Exclusive to Best Buy, in store only
Price: $39.99
When: Friday, November 25 from midnight

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Angela West dreams of opening a Fallout-themed pub featuring wait staff with Pip-Boys. She's written for big insurance companies, small wildlife control businesses, gourmet food chains, and more. Follow her on Twitter at @angelawest and Facebook.

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