Microsoft Previews Some Black Friday Deals

Posted on November 1, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Android, Hardware, Microsoft, Microsoft Surface, Mobile with 9 Comments

Yep, it’s November, and Microsoft is already promoting the Black Friday deals it will offer at its retail and online stores.

“Whether you’re an early bird shopper, a deal planner, or a last-minute buyer, Microsoft Store will have great deals for you all season long with expert advice to help you find the perfect gift,” Microsoft’s Kelly Soligon writes. “With our new Give Wonder Guarantee, you are promised our best price of the season. If something you purchase at Microsoft Store is offered at a better price later in the season, you can receive savings back for the difference.”

Most of Microsoft’s Black Friday deals will start on Thursday, November 28 at midnight online and at retail. Some of the better deals being previewed now include:

Surface Pro 7. The i5/8GB/128GB variant will cost just $799, vs. its normal $1029 selling price. Or, you can get the i5/8GB/256GB version for $999, vs. its normal price of $1,329. Even the base model, i3/4GB/128GB, will be on sale, at just $599.

Surface Laptop 3. Both the 13.5” and new 15” models will be $300 off across all colors and finishes, so the starting price will be just $999.

Surface Go. Now at a more reasonable starting price of $299, Microsoft’s least interesting Surface will be on sale for up to $150 off.

Surface Book 2. Select 13.5” and 15” models will be up to $500 off.

Microsoft will also be offering a variety of HP, Dell, Lenovo, Asus, and Acer PCs at great prices; check out the original Microsoft post for more information. There will also be sales on phones: you will be able to save up to $200 on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and S10 families of phones and will receive free Samsung Galaxy Buds, for example. And you can save up to $400 and receive up to $650 in trade-in credit towards the purchase of a Samsung handset when you finance it with Microsoft’s 24 month/0% financing.

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Comments (9)

9 responses to “Microsoft Previews Some Black Friday Deals”

  1. Usman

    Yes they're bringing back the same deals they had last year. It's a no brainer to purchase on black friday

  2. lwetzel

    Am I reading this correct? If I purchase the Pro 7 now they will refund me the difference between the normal price and the Black Friday price? Or is that price shown above the price I pay and if there is a better one later they refund?

    Curious minds and a wife's birthday!

    • earlster

      In reply to lwetzel:

      With a few 'exclusions' you seem to be right. You buy it now at the current price, and when they drop the price they will refund you the difference, but you have to ask, it's not automatic. You will also not get back any taxes paid, no refurb items, no Surface for Business items and no more then two items of the same kind.

      Oh, and you can only ask for a refund once, if they drop it by $200 first and you get the refund then, but they drop another $100 later, you can't ask for that refund, too.

      I'm no lawyer, but that's how I read the fine print.

  3. Daishi

    With these discounts they are all just about where the RRP should have been.

  4. ghostrider

    Personally, I would still never buy a Surface device. Terrible firmware, buggy OS, expensive add-ons, inconsistent build quality, mostly user un-serviceable and priced too high. Microsoft have shiny-toy syndrome, just like Apple.

    • Sihaz

      In reply to ghostrider:

      Well I still use my surface pro two daily. One key on the keyboard needed a bit of a clean a few weeks ago but other than that it's still going strong after four years, (maybe even five). I will buy another when it eventually packs up.

    • wp7mango

      In reply to ghostrider:

      Personally, having owned a Surface Pro 3 from new when it was released, I would definitely buy another one. It's been awesome in every way, including reliability and versatility.

      I'm currently looking at the Surface Pro 6, although I'm also tempted by the HP Spectre Folio 13. If it also had the 3x2 screen, I might switch from the Surface Pro.

  5. puudevascpor1973

    Yes, it's good that Microsoft offers several Black Friday deals but in my opinion Surface Pro 7 is overpriced a bit because I can get options like i5/8GB for the better price in several other shops without any Black Friday discounts. What's the sense to get the same buggy Windows operation system with expensive addons as ghostrider mentioned? It's a strange offer I guess..