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Black Friday: Sears ad a snooze

With one exception, the deals are just decent

By TracyC Oct 28, 2009 1:49PM

If the new Sears Black Friday sales ad is any indication, the deals could be tepid this holiday shopping season.


While there are a few decent bargains -- the $39.99 Craftsman drill (regularly $79.99), the $289 Kitchen Aid mixer for $149.99, and a $999 Samsung 50” plasma HDTV marked down to $699.99 -- most of the advertised discounts elicited a yawn.


“Well so far, I can stay in bed,” said DealVixen, responding to the posted ad in a forum. “Those are some pretty lukewarm prices for TVs. Everything else was just OK.”


There's one striking exception. The Friday door-buster special is a high-efficiency Kenmore washer/dryer combo for $579.98 (regularly $1,039.99.)

This deal might get some people out to the store at 4 a.m. on Black Friday -- the store is opening its doors an hour earlier than usual -- but only if you really need this major appliance.


Otherwise, Sears might not make everyone’s “must-shop” list this year, says Brad Olson, owner of


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