updated 12:20 pm EST, Sun November 28, 2010
Best Buy post-BF deal gives free GPS with iPod
Best Buy today kicked off a post-Thanksgiving sale with a heavy emphasis on iPods. The deal gives those who buy an 8GB fourth-generation iPod touch a free GPS unit from the store's in-house Insignia badge. Other iPods are also on sale, ranging from $5 for a fourth-generation iPod shuffle to $10 off new iPod nanos and $15 off the iPod classic.
Those who prefer the Zune HD can also get a deal, as those who buy the 16GB or 32GB models can get a Zune HD AV Dock for free.
Smartphones are highlighted by free Android smartphones on contract, including the HTC Droid Incredible, the HTC Aria and the just-launched T-Mobile G2. Windows Phone 7 also gets a discount with the HTC HD7 going for $80 with a T-Mobile contract.
Computer discounts are significant and include both hardware and software. Mac users get discounts on Office for Mac 2011 that bring the regular Home and Student Edition down to $95 and a family pack of the same edition to $125. Windows users can trim $45 off the price off of Office 2010 if they attach it to a new PC, and a 15-inch Dell Inspiron 1570 notebook has dropped from $480 to $380 for a version with a Pentium dual-core processor, 3GB of RAM and a 320GB hard drive.
Video game hardware has seen relatively few price cuts, but very recent games such as Halo: Reach and the updated NFS: Hot Pursuit are selling at prices between $35 and $40. Deals elsewhere are relatively slim but do include discounts on a handful of LG, Mitsubishi and Sharp TVs, Garmin GPS units and Sony's BDP-S470 Blu-ray player.
All of the deals are effective today and finish by the end of Monday.