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Best Buy unveils Black Friday deals

HDTVs top the list of bargains at the electronics giant's day-after-Thanksgiving sale this year. Others include laptops, Blu-ray players and discs, game consoles and more.

By MSN Money Partner Nov 11, 2011 3:15PM

This post comes from Melinda Fulmer at MSN Money.

 

Best Buy may actually live up to its name on Black Friday. The electronics retailer's ad was leaked to deal sites Friday morning with a number of sale prices that are sure to have shoppers lining up Thanksgiving night.

 

The best bargains are on HDTVs. For those shoppers limping along with an old set -- or looking to upgrade -- this is your year.

 

You just can't beat a Sharp 42-inch 1080p LCD HDTV for $199.99, says Michael Brim, operator of the BFads.net website, that posted the ad early this morning. "We thought Best Buy's Westinghouse 32-inch 1080p HDTV for $200 was hot two weeks ago. This blows it out of the water."

 

If you just need a cheap, no-name set for less than $100, they've got you covered too, with a $79.99 Dynex 24-inch 1080p HDTV.

 

For those who are covered on the TV front, the retailer has a Toshiba Smart Wi-Fi Ready Blu-Ray Disc Player that streams Netflix and would be a good gift with the $4.99 Blu-ray titles offered in the sale, or the new $9.99 "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" DVD. Post continues below.

Other eye-catching deals included a Lenovo 15.6-inch 2 GB. 250 GB Hard Drive laptop for $179.99, a PlayStation 3 160 GB Console Bundle with games and Dual-Shock wireless controller for $199, and a Toshiba 320 GB Hard Drive for $29.99.

 

Be prepared, however: Many of these items are stocked in limited quantities.

 

And other than the "online only" doorbusters on Page 3 of the ad, it's unclear how many of these deals will be found online Thanksgiving Day. If they are, it's a slam-dunk, because Best Buy is offering free shipping throughout the season.

 

If not, be prepared to queue, Best Buy is passing out tickets for the deals up to two hours before their midnight opening.

 

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Nov 11, 2011 5:08PM
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I honestly don't understand why people stand in line for these deals.  The best deals are in such low quantities that you have to be in line hours before they open.  And while they are good deal the question remains how much is your time worth?  Even if you figure your time is worth $10 an hour you have to question rather these deals allow you to come out ahead vs. finding a normal deal without the line.

 

For example I have seem similar 42" TVs for around $400 and a similar laptop can be found on sale all the time for $300.  So is it worth sitting in the cold for hours for a chance to get something for a super great deal vs. just finding a normal great deal from the comfort of your home?

 

Even for the businesses you have to question rather it makes sense to lose money on black friday.   I don't think it does.   if I ran a retail store I would be the guy opening at 10am on black friday and be talking about my always low prices.  "Once you have been disappointed by the lack of door busters at the rest come shop the best.  On black friday A-mart will have everything 10% off our already low prices.   Smart shoppers will be sleeping in on black friday.  So shop smart and get a good nights sleep."

 

Now that would get you attention because it is not what everyone else is doing.   Doorbusters don't work like they used to because they either have ot be very limited quanities at a great price or large qunaties at a low price of a cheaply made product.   Retailers need to learn to get attention they need to be different.

Nov 11, 2011 8:49PM
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relatively true! Short stocked Quantity and long hours waiting for  a Sharp 42 inch LCD 1080p 60Hz TV  maybe gone if you're not  the 1st  -5th person into the store. Its insane and madness to purchase an obsolete (outdated) and possible troubled item that has been taken off shelfs sent back for some recall and being resold. It likely to be a $499 item and to rid of them being sold as a great bargain price of $199 just to get shoppers in the door. I'd beware of this strategy as make sure you're able to return it to Best Buy if not satified. Don't get the Best Buy Service Warranty otherwise you'll pay more for something that might be unrefundable.

 I've been a Best Buy Card holder for 11 years and found better bargains elsewheres as Best Buy keeps item prices $$ High, won't carry newer products in store unless ordered via Best Buy Online. Best Buy markets stuff so it's profitable all the time for their company and the real deal of you Saving Money is far inbetween. In the last 7 of the 11 years I've become a smart and wise shopper at Best Buy when it is a heck of a deal or I need it cause of convienence and unable to wait from an Online Competitor to ship it to me. Just be careful how you spend your money at Best Buy. New Items are OverPriced (new $1200 get elsewheres new $1120) and the Old stuff rarely drops far from original MSRP (eg. when new was $500 and 6 months later $460). Sure they'll match competitors price if its Not Online.

Don't get me wrong! I do like Best Buy when the Price is Right but that usually means waiting around until it happens. With CompUSA and Circuit City gone Best Buy writes their own Price Tags which means you spend more than you should.

 Again! I would not sacrifice my time being a Door Buster. Good Luck to All those camping out.

Nov 11, 2011 8:27PM
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OH YEAAAAA, I'm gonna sit in some line for hours to save $100 on some cheapo electronic gadget.  Not.
Nov 11, 2011 8:20PM
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I bought a TV at Best Buy 2 weeks ago since my 6 yr. old TV bit the dust. I never had a problem with it, nothing indicated it was on the way out. I checked on-line, compared prices, brands, etc. I found a nice Sony 32"LCD but when I got to Best Buy, I like the Samsung better. I only needed a 32" - 37" was too big. Funny thing was, the 37" Samsung was $150 LESS than the 32" Samsung. The saleswoman & I went HUH???? She checked - that was the price!!! Both had the same features. I bought the Sony. It was $1. more than Walmart. I did pay more because Best Buy will deliver, set-up and, most importantly, to me, was remove the 125 lb. old TV!!!!!

Curiousity made me look at Walmart's Black Friday ad. I'm always at Walmart. I know their prices. No bargains there. I don't have to Xmas shop - I have 2 sisters, 2 sons, a niece. My sisters & I stopped exchanging gifts long ago. The "kids" are pushing 40, all single. They get gift cards, checks and a little something to open.

Anybody who goes into that crowd is crazy. Buy them a gas gift card - it will be more appreciated & put to good use.

Nov 11, 2011 5:34PM
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 I just checked the reviews on this cheap tv at best buy and it doesn't look good.With a $79.99  dynex 24" 1080p hdtv you get what you pay for. buyer beware
Nov 15, 2011 6:28PM
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I honestly don't understand why people stand in line for these deals. The best deals are in such low quantities that you have to be in line hours before they open. And while they are good deal the question remains how much is your time worth? Even if you figure your time is worth $10 an hour you have to question rather these deals allow you to come out ahead vs. finding a normal deal without the line.
couldn't agree more -- moreover, my son works at Best Buy.  In order to be at work on time and be able to be up all night he will probably have to cut out on Thanksgiving dinner (and it's the first time his sister has been able to fly in in five years) in order to get a few hours sleep.  These stores deserve to be boycotted.  When I worked for an airline I was once asked (seriously!) by a passenger why I was working on Christmas Day - my reply "because you wanted to fly"...  If they opened the stores and nobody showed up  they might get the message...
Nov 11, 2011 9:48PM
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My honest opinion - AMAZON BETTER ! bit.ly/blkfrdy11 I will do all my BlackFriday shopping online while laughing about the fools who pushing one eachotherin order to actually catch a deal.
Nov 16, 2011 2:28PM
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I used to do black friday when I was younger. It was fun at one time. Now you wouldn't catch me doing it. As a matter of fact, I am already done Christmas shopping. First time ever to get done shopping before Thanksgiving.  It's making for a less stressful holiday :)

 

Jan 26, 2012 7:57AM
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i would not buy a dog house from Best Buy!!!  

Customer Service and lies are horrid!!!

I hope Best Buy goes under...the sooner the BETTER!!!

I will pay more, and go else where for better Customer Service!

Best Buy Sucjs!!!

Nov 11, 2011 5:17PM
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Why do people need so many televisions? whats wrong with mine . besides I here that these cheap televisions are junk from china and do not last more than a month sometimes.I buy name brands from small shops even tv repair shops in America! Proud to be an American. Wake up America!
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