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Best Buy, Sears Black Friday ads leaked

Both big retailers are offering some tempting deals in ads posted on deal sites.

By MSN Money Partner Nov 7, 2012 4:35PM

This post comes from Melinda Fulmer of MSN Money.


Image: Santa Claus (© Corbis)The most anticipated Black Friday ads are beginning to land on deal sites this week, including those from electronics giant Best Buy and Sears, which both look promising.


Best Buy leaked its Black Friday deals to its rewards customers first. The "preview" looks more like a full ad, with 22 pages of bargains on everything from brand-name LCD TVs and laptops to video games.


It's not clear if this leak contains all of the doorbusters Best Buy plans to offer, or if its hottest deals will be leaked at a later date, says Michael Brim of, which posted the ad today.


Best Buy typically goes head-to-head with Target and Wal-Mart on electronics bargains, so it is likely holding back some of its best deals until it sees what the competition plans to offer.


One thing it will not offer this year is price-matching, Brim says. It plans to suspend that policy for the week of Black Friday. So it will be more important than ever to comparison shop before making a purchase there.


Like many of its rivals, Best Buy will open its doors at midnight for Black Friday. It will hand out tickets for its hottest sale items up to two hours before the stores open.  Online shoppers, however, can get access to some of the deals on Thanksgiving Day.


Some of the most tempting deals mentioned in the ad were:

  • Toshiba 40-inch 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV -- $179.99 (normally $419.99).
  • Toshiba 50-inch 1080p 60Hz LED-LCD HDTV -- $399.99 (normally $799.99).
  • Select Blu-ray titles ("Iron Man 2," "Sherlock Holmes," etc.) -- $3.99.
  • Toshiba Smart Wi-Fi Blu-ray player -- $39.99.
  • Nabi 2 tablet (the kid-focused tablet) for $169 (a $30 savings).
  • PS3 250GB bundle for $199 (regularly $299.99).
  • Lenovo laptop for $187 (currently selling for $387 on Amazon).

Sears, which will open at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, is offering shoppers a much broader range of competitive deals on everything from major appliances to apparel and from electronics to tools, with two sets of doorbusters starting when the store opens on Thursday, and then again at 4 a.m. on Black Friday.


"It appears to be better than last year," says Brad Olson of deal site, which posted the ad today.


The store also is offering enticements in the form of extra points to its Shop Your Way members.


The highlights from Sears' include:

  • 4.7-cubic-foot capacity Kenmore Elite washer or 7.3-cubic-foot steam dryer -- $649.99 each (regularly $1,409.99 each).
  • 27-cubic-foot stainless double-door Kenmore fridge with full-width pantry drawer -- $1,299 (regularly $2,299).
  • Toshiba 50-inch LED HDTV -- $299.99 (regularly $899.99).
  • Craftsman 255-piece mechanic's tool set for $149.99 (reguarly $299.99).
  • Nook Simple Touch for $39.99 (regularly $99.99).

Of course, many of these deals are offered in limited quantities -- some as little as two to each store. So be prepared to sprint, or have a backup plan ready.


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Nov 8, 2012 9:59AM
I'm going to wait on Pres Obama to give me my new 50 in television.  
Nov 8, 2012 1:13PM

People have complained about the economy, but everyone is still shopping and buying things they don't need.  Why get another tv because it has a bigger screen, or another cell phone that costs $300.00, when the $200.00 one you bought 6 months ago works fine.  Come on people, whatever happened to bein grateful for what you have and helping a neighbor.  There are people who don't have electricty, water, food or a place of their own due to no fault of their own.  I dare say none of us who are looking forward to Black Friday will give any of our hard earned funds to help someone.  Shame, Shame, Shame!!!!

Nov 7, 2012 4:55PM
We need to worry about our economy ,not black friday!
Nov 7, 2012 11:16PM

I was once a silver or platinum customer with Best Buy. One year I was $8 dollars short of purchasing the $2500 limit for the year. They promptly revoked my special customer status and I promptly revoked all my sales activity with them, and I have not been back. My widowed elderly mother purchase a microwave oven from a Kmart that had just started to permanently close. She purchased it for 20% off (not all that cheap). When she got it home she plugged it in and it began to rattle loudly. She immediately called the manager and explained she had purchased the microwave 20 minutes ago and it was defective. She asked for him to swap it out and he refused. I called Sears/Kmart National Customer Care and they said in effect "Too bad, so sad" for you. The nearest service center was over an hour away. My mother threw the microwave away and have not been back to a Sears or Kmart and will never be back. I much prefer customer friendly companies like The Home Depot.

Nov 7, 2012 6:15PM
Who the hell would want to buy a 60hz tv?
Nov 8, 2012 2:12PM
I was watching a news broadcast last year that had a guy camped out for four days at a Best Buy.  They asked him why and he said, "I'm unemployed for three months now so I need to save some money on my Christmas presents I'm buying for myself."  That's right, make sure you spend every dime on electronic crap because those welfare & unemployment will just keep coming. 
Nov 8, 2012 12:24PM
I've never been keen on Best Buy, but after last year when they told all those people that they wouldn't be getting their orders just a week or two before Xmas, just confirmed what I already knew -- that the staff don't know beans about their products, and they're very shifty.  Black Friday is for suckers anyway.  There will be good sales all the way to Christmas.  BF is not worth my sanity and energy to participate in. 
Nov 7, 2012 10:47PM
Try not to make everyone miserable trying to buy a cheap TV. Behave yourselves, you weren't very nice last year.
Nov 9, 2012 3:37PM

Black Friday...running out to buy crap you don't need RIGHT AFTER giving thanks for all you have

You are all a bunch of downers! I am going shopping, so the less of you complainers out there means I get the best deals! Besides buying things betters the economy and my home because I get to upgrade to the largest flat screen I can find and it's better for me because it makes me soooo happy!!!
Nov 8, 2012 11:53AM
Black Friday is our economy.  Selling and producing jobs on the flip 
Nov 8, 2012 11:02AM

black friday...more or less stupid friday


Nov 9, 2012 3:50PM
Man, you guys are all kind of a buzz kill
Nov 7, 2012 8:14PM

best buy and sears are going to be out of business in many places in usa.

Best buy should change the name of Worst buy... and Sears the same....

They will not be in business by next year christmas......


Nov 8, 2012 12:26PM
i live in soringhill if i would live in shereport i would makes thoes sales cause i love to save money thanks and happy holidays to all

Nov 9, 2012 6:38PM
The Government has more free give aways than all the Stores combined including our Country
Nov 9, 2012 3:27PM

Shopping Black Friday does help our economy!  Read a book Another concerned American!  Dork!

Nov 13, 2012 2:11PM
Nov 9, 2012 4:40PM
Have a 60 inch plasma 3D....waiting for the 90 inch to come out, that will be sweet....either that or will look into those ceiling mounted projectors and see what the quality is like and then actually have a 100 inch picture....the only thing after that is to but my own movie theatre
Nov 8, 2012 2:04AM
Walmart ad posted, check out
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