Black Friday 2016: Office Depot, Big Lots ads released; Amazon launches Black Friday countdown shopping event


Shoppers who are looking for the best deals in time for the holiday season are preparing for Black Friday, the Nov. 25 shopping event with massive deals on toys, electronics, apparel, and more. This year, major retailers all across the country will be opening their doors as early as 6 a.m. local time to accommodate shoppers, with some extending sales up to the next day.

Recently, Office Depot/OfficeMax released its 12-page Black Friday ad, which features up to 70 percent discount on tech items, office chairs, printers, and other gadgets. Meanwhile, Big Lots’ 6-page ad has deals on furniture, Christmas dcor, and toys. As for Amazon, the online retailer launched its Countdown to Black Friday shopping event, which has different deals and discounts on various items every day.

Here are some of the best deals from Office Depot/Office Max and Big Lots on Black Friday.

Office Depot/OfficeMax

Virtual Reality Headset ($9.99, originally priced at $49.99)
Experience 360-degree entertainment with this virtual reality headset compatible with iPhone and Android devices.

HP 15.6-inch Laptop ($449.99, originally priced at $849.99)
This laptop has a 15.6-inch touchscreen, 8 GB of random access memory (RAM), 1 TB of internal memory, and can run up to 10 hours per charge.

Samsung Galaxy Tab E ($149.99, originally priced at $229.99)
Enjoy watching movies and surfing the web with this 9.6-inch tablet. The Samsung Galaxy Tab E has 16 GB of internal memory expandable up to 128 GB, a 5-megapixel rear camera, and a Kids Mode feature which makes it perfect to share with younger members of the family.

Realspace Magellan L-shaped Desk and Hutch Bundle ($199.98, originally priced at $499.98)
Create the ideal space for work or study with this L-shaped desk and hutch in classic cherry wood or honey maple. This collection is stylish yet functional and can handle one’s computer, filing, and storage needs.

Big Lots

Simmons Rocker Recliner ($189, originally priced at $285)
Relax and unwind in this rocker recliner available in chenille, faux leather, and fabric and faux leather combo.

Polaroid Wireless Tower Speaker ($35, originally priced at $50)
Connect devices via Bluetooth to this speaker and enjoy its rich sound and rotating LED lights.

Buy 2 Get 1 free on Toys (from $1 to $30)
Buy two play sets or toys and get one free toy or set of equal or lesser value. Choose from Hot Wheels, Fisher Price Preschool, Monster High Dolls, Play-Doh sets, and Nerf.