We’ve combed through the Black Friday advertisements on BlackFriday.com to look for the coolest items.
And we’ve compiled a list of nine items from seven different retailers — Walmart, Target, Sam’s Club, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Ace Hardware, Best Buy and JCPenney.
From items for the game room to stuff to make a great barbecue to an device that vacuums the carpet by itself so you don’t have to, our list has a little of everything.
Our nine cool items range in price from $14.99 to $899.
Here’s our list:
9. Victrola Canvas Record Player – $49.99
Go back in time with this old school way of listening to music. And you won’t have to spend a lot with this $49.99 three-speed record player from Target that comes with built-in speakers. The case of the record player can be decorated with one or more of the 50 retro-style stickers included.
8. Apple Watch Series 3 GPS – 38mm Sport Band Aluminum Case – $119
More than a simple time-telling device, the Apple Watch lets you measure your workouts, from running and cycling to high-intensity interval training. You can also sync your playlists. It includes an Apple sport band and comes in an aluminum case. This watch is also water-resistant. It is $119 at Walmart.
7. Stratton Windham 48\u2032′ Foosball Table – Gray Wash – $110
Who wants to play some Foosball? A perfect game for the house, it doesn’t take up a lot of room and is only $110 at Target. The table stands 48″ (L) x 24″ (W) x 31″ (H) and includes two balls. You can get this for $110 at Walmart.
6. Prince Tournament 6800 Indoor Table Tennis Table – $299.98 (Reg. $599.99)
Here’s an item to put next to the foosball table. It’s a little more money — $299.98 — although the table is about $300 off at Dick’s Sporting Goods. And it does take up more room than a foosball table, but you can put both sides of this up for storage and put the one side it up to for playback mode when playing alone.
5. Nostalgia Retro 8-cup Hot Air Popcorn Maker – $14.99 – Reg. $40
Nothing is better than the smell of popcorn. And for just $14.99 you can get a popcorn maker that is normally $40 at JCPenney. The popping system uses hot air instead of oil. The popcorn maker comes with a measuring cap and pops up to eight cups air-popped popcorn per batch. Great for an apartment or dorm.
4. 30 Qt. Propane Turkey Fryer – $59.99 – Ace Hardware
Just in time for Thanksgiving and to be used all year long. The turkey fryer can hold up to an 18 lb. turkey. The turkey fryer is available at Ace Hardware.
3. Big Green egg Large Ceramic Grill & Smoker – $899
This piece of machinery does everything – grill, roast, smoke and bake. And it will stand out. After all it’s a big green egg. It is $899 at Ace Hardware.
2. iRobot – Roomba 675 Wi-Fi Connected Robot Vacuum – Black – $179.99 (Reg. 274.99)
A vacuum cleaner that works by itself. What could be better? You can get it for $179.99, which is $70 off the regular price at Best Buy.
1. NBA Jam Deluxe Arcade 1Up with Riser and Bonus Stool – $399.98 (Reg. $449.98)
For those of us who spent hundreds of hours in the arcade (and played NBA Jam), this is the ultimate gift. It will great in your game room with your new foosball and ping pong tables. You can get it at Sam’s Club for about $400 and save $50 off the regular price (you’ll also need a membership).
— Daniel Urie/PennLive/Tribune News Service