Grab Cheap iPod, PC With Amazon Black Friday Lightning Deals

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Amazon kicked off its Black Friday lightning deals earlier this week, but the savings will continue throughout the day on items like iPods, laptops, hard drives, and more.

Lightning deals are sales that offer big discounts during a limited window of time – and often in restricted numbers – so be prepared to act fast. Amazon doesn’t reveal the Lightning price until the item goes on sale, but you can often save up to 50 percent or more.

Some of the electronics going on sale in the next 12 hours include Apple products like the iPod touch and iPod nano. Starting at 1:30 p.m. Pacific, Amazon will cut the price on a new 32GB iPod touch. It normally sells on Amazon for $289; Apple is offering it for $268 today as part of its own Black Friday deals – can Amazon best Cupertino on price? Check back later. Amazon will also offer a 16GB fourth-generation iPod touch starting at 12:30 p.m. Pacific and a 16GB iPod nano starting at 11:30 p.m. Pacific.

A Philips 30-Pin iPod/iPhone speaker dock will go on sale at 1:30 p.m.

How about a cell phone? The Samsung Transform Ultra goes on sale at 11:30 a.m. Pacific. Several other smartphone deals wrap up in the next hour, so move fast.

Looking for a PC? A Dell XPS 8500 desktop, which normally sells for about $900, will be added to the Amazon Lightning deals at 7:40 p.m. Pacific. The HP Pavilion P6-2390, normally $422, will go on sale at 2:30 p.m. Pacific, while the HP Pavilion P7-1490 ($500) will be added to the Amazon Lightning deals at 10:40 p.m.

For laptops, a Toshiba Satellite S855, normally $759.99, will go on sale at 5:40 p.m. Pacific.

Amazon will also have plenty of hard drives to go around – from the 1TB Toshiba Canvio (9:40 p.m.) and its 500GB counterpart (7:40 p.m.) to the 1GB Seagate Backup Plus (5:40 p.m.) and the 3TB Western Digital My Book Essential (4:40 p.m.).

Amazon will also have a 20-inch LED-lit monitor at 1:40 p.m. Pacific, or a 27-inch Acer LED-lit monitor starting at 11:40 p.m. Two Logitech keyboard and laser mouse options will also be on offer starting at 12:40 p.m. and 2:40 p.m.

If you want a TV, a 47-inch LG Cinema 3D 1080p LED-LCD HDTV with Smart TV and six pairs of 3D glasses – normally about $850 – will be added to the Lightning deals at 1:30 p.m. Pacific. For more, see PCMag’s roundup of The 10 Best HDTVs.

Meanwhile, the kid-focused Fuhu Nabi 2 7-inch tablet, which retails for $199.99, will go on sale at 4:40 p.m.

For more, see 10 Awesome Black Friday Deals for 2012 and the 10 Best Shopping Apps to Compare Prices.

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