Black Friday: Sears ad a snooze
With one exception, the deals are just decent
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 SlickDeals.net 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 GottaDeal.com.
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