Leaked: Best Buy's Black Friday ad
The offerings don't impress everyone, but more deals could be on the way.
This post comes from Melinda Fulmer of MSN Money.
"How is this any different that what they have any week?" asked "jmecherul" on Gottadeal.com's message boards. "This is an insult to Black Friday. Ridiculous."
Indeed, says Brad Olson, founder of that deal site, Best Buy's discounts were not nearly as steep as they were last year. Maybe the demise of Circuit City took the pressure off?
Still there were a few standout items -- available in limited quantities -- that may bring customers out when the store opens at 5 a.m. Friday, including:
- Barnes & Noble Nook e-reader for $99.99 (reg. $149.99)
- Toshiba Blu-Ray Disc Player for $59.99 (reg. $99.99)
- Sony Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor 15.5" Laptop with Windows 7 for $399.99 (reg. $649.99)
- Panasonic VIERA 50" 1080p Plasma HDTV for $699.99 (reg. $999.99)
Also, there was a decent price on a Wii console bundle with Wii Remote Plus, a nunchuk, and Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort for $169.99. Also: EA Sports video games for the Xbox 360 and PS3 for $34.99.
However, Best Buy might provide shoppers with a little more incentive to open their wallet closer to Black Friday, Olson says. The electronics giant typically adds some sweeter deals or "secret sale" items on its site a few days before Black Friday.
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The likelyhood of those secret deals are most likely hinged upon the reaction Best Buy has to the leaked Walmart Ad. last year was like waiting for the great pumpkin to arrive only to find one deal in the making.
On a side note, a big thank you to all of the stores out there and your blatant disregard for the PC gaming crowd.
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