Smart SpendingSmart Spending

Black Friday: OfficeMax's ad leaked

Deals include a $149 netbook and $49 digital camera.

By TracyC Oct 22, 2009 4:50PM

Halloween isn’t even here yet, but one of the first big Black Friday sales ads has already been leaked: the circular for OfficeMax.


The best deals listed for one of the biggest shopping days of the year, the day after Thanksgiving, include an Acer Aspire netbook with Intel Atom processor, 10-inch screen and Windows XP for $149, half off its regular price of $300.

The same ad shows an Olympus X905 10 MP digital camera for $49. That camera is now on sale at OfficeMax for $99, marked down from $149.


The circular was posted on the Black Friday site, one of the top deal sites to feature leaked ads. Some readers over on SlickDeals questioned whether the ad was a fake, since it included these decidedly non-office items. But most of the ad’s items could be found on OfficeMax’s site.


GottaDeal owner Brad Olson says shoppers in his site’s forums were also excited about "As Seen on TV" items such as the $4.99 Slap Chop food chopper (regularly $19.99) and the $4.99 Snuggie (sold elsewhere for $14.99).


Is this the year of the Snuggie, with one under every tree? Let’s hope not.


We’ll help you plot your holiday shopping strategy by posting some of the bigger Black Friday sales deals as these ads are leaked.


Related reading:

Please help us to maintain a healthy and vibrant community by reporting any illegal or inappropriate behavior. If you believe a message violates theCode of Conductplease use this form to notify the moderators. They will investigate your report and take appropriate action. If necessary, they report all illegal activity to the proper authorities.
100 character limit
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?


Copyright © 2014 Microsoft. All rights reserved.

Fundamental company data and historical chart data provided by Morningstar Inc. Real-time index quotes and delayed quotes supplied by Morningstar Inc. Quotes delayed by up to 15 minutes, except where indicated otherwise. Fund summary, fund performance and dividend data provided by Morningstar Inc. Analyst recommendations provided by Zacks Investment Research. StockScouter data provided by Verus Analytics. IPO data provided by Hoover's Inc. Index membership data provided by Morningstar Inc.


Smart Spending brings you the best money-saving tips from MSN Money and the rest of the Web. Join the conversation on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.