Black Friday 2010 at stores like Walmart and Best Buy will feature some incredible deals, most notably on consumer electronics. Though the ad circulars have yet to be released and official announcements have not been made by Walmart and Best Buy, several sites have popped up that preview the expected Black Friday deals. Here are a few details on what deals are known so far, and where you should be checking for updated information on this year’s Black Friday.
One of the features of this year’s Black Friday that distinguishes it a bit from previous years are the so called “pre Black Friday sales.” Target, Walmart, Best Buy and other stores have continuously bumped up the timing for Black Friday ads. This year, expect sales to start the weekend of November 5th and 65h.
Black-friday.net One of the more comprehensive sites that features timely updating, Black-friday.net has already revealed pre-Black Friday ads for Target, Walmart, and Best Buy. Here are some details about the more significant electronics deals:
Gateway/eMachines 15.6 in laptop with Windows 7, 2 GB Memory, and a 750 GB Hard Drive. $280. This item normally retails for $400.
Compaq 15.6 in laptop with 2 GB Memory and a 250 GB Hard Drive. $288.
Vizio 26 in LCD TV. $198.
Vizio 32 in LCD TV. $298.
Vizio 42 in LCD TV. $498.
No details yet about specific doorbuster items, but they have announced an extended Black Friday sale. The extended sale will run from Sunday, November 21, through Wednesday November 24th. On Thursday, the day of Thanksgiving, a special online only Black Friday sale will be available through target.com, and Target will then run its normal Black Friday sale the day after.
Flat screen LCD and Plasma TVs are expected to be a common Black Friday deal in 2010. In part this is due to a surplus in the current inventory for major retailers that dates back to sluggish TV sales earlier in the year. Expect prices to rise again after the holiday season.
But as with any Black Friday doorbuster deal, be aware of small stock numbers. It’s not uncommon for major stores to have a very limited number of their best deals on hand, and all but the earliest of the early birds may go home empty handed.
For other Black Friday deals, you might want to check out www.blackfriday.info and www.theblackfriday.com.