Black Friday’s 10 best bargains
What should you be looking for at the day-after-Thanksgiving sales? Electronics top the list, especially HDTVs and laptops.
This post comes from Melinda Fulmer at MSN Money.
With more than 60 Black Friday store ads leaked to the Web so far, shoppers have a pretty good idea of the holiday deals they'll find starting on Thanksgiving Day.
According to the folks at FatWallet.com, more than 12,000 deals are queued up for shoppers this year, most for less than $50.
Some of the biggest bargains will be in the electronics arena, with 87 laptop deals -- 31 of them less than $300 -- and more than 90 HDTVs -- 48 of them less than $300.
Which items do shoppers think are the best bargains? Here are the items that have received the most clicks on Fat Wallet's site in the last week:
- Xbox 360 4GB Console w/Kinect at Wal-Mart for $199.96
- Sharp - AQUOS / 60-inch Class / LCD / 1080p / 120Hz / HDTV at Best Buy for $799.99
- Acer - Iconia Tablet with 8GB Memory at Best Buy for $189.99
- Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5332 15.6-inch Laptop at Radio Shack for $299.99
- Xbox 360 4GB Console at Target for $139.99
- Samsung 46-inch 1080p LED Smart TV HDTV at Sam's Club for $798.00
- Vizio 47-inch Full HD 1080p LCD HDTV (E470VLE) at BJ's Wholesale Club - $489.99
- Acer Iconia Tab Tablet at Staples for $299.00
- Acer Aspire One 10.1-inch Netbook w/ 1GB Memory & 250GB Hard Drive at Target for $157.00
- Panasonic - 50-inch Class / Plasma / 1080p / 600Hz / HDTV at Best Buy for $599.99
- Special coverage:The holidays on MSN
Overall, shoppers are most interested in items from Wal-Mart, Best Buy and Target, followed by Costco, Staples and Sears. Post continues below.
So if you're planning a trip to one of those stores, for one of the above items, just know you're going to have a lot of competition for it.
What's the must-have item on your list this year?
More on MSN Money:
Oh and by the way, That will be My Duaghters Prayer again this Thanksgiving, To please keep their Daddy and all the Other Soldiers, Saliors, Maries and Airman Safe, and pray they get to come home soon to Thier families. and please watch over thier families and bless them and keep the happy and safe
How can anyone compare a firefighter,police officer,dr, or service man/woman to retail. those individuals are saving lives. you will not die cause you didnt get your laptop or tv until 8am. Big difference between a person having a heart attack who NEEDS a Dr and a consumer who "needs" that laptop or tv or $10 dvd. so when making comparisons make it realistic.
I am a retail manager but am off that day. i still feel its wrong to start a sale on thanksgiving.
I just read the 10 best gifts of Black Friday, and I must say, while I appreciate the fact that they probably are a good buy, SERIOUSLY....people spend this kind of money on one gift for one person????? I guess I'm the only person on the planet that believes Jesus is the reason for the season, and keep the gift giving as an option and certainly not anywhere near the "Black Friday Sale Special Prices." I guess my new nickname will be Scrooge.
The difference is that retail workers making minimum wage aren't essential contributors to our nations well-being, like policemen, hospital workers, military, etc. are. When you take a job in one of those fields, you understand that you will work some holidays. You know that ahead of time. When you take a job in the retail industry, you're understanding is that you will have most significant holdiays off. These employees didn't take these jobs knowing that they would be sacrificing their Thanksgiving holiday. Additionally, a poor economy should not mean that you should be grateful that your employer is screwing you over. Most of the unemployed that say they should be grateful probably aren't moving too quickly to take one of many jobs available in Alabama.
For a holiday about being thankful, these major corproations don't seem too grateful for their bottom tier employees.
PEOPLE SHOULD BE GREATFUL THEY HAVE A JOB THIS YEAR, RETAIL BUSSINESSES REQUIRES TO WORK HOLIDAYS. I'M IN THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY I WORKED LONG HR SHIFTS INCLUDING HOLIDAYS AND I'M NOT COMPLAINING. IF YOU DON'T LIKE RETAIL QUIT, THERE ARE PLENTY PEOPLE THAT WILL TAKE YOUR JOB. I'M REALLY TIRED OF PEOPLE COMPLAINING THAT THEY WANT A HOLIDAY OFF. IF WE LOVE THIS COUNTRY WE NEED TO ALL WORK TOGETHER AND STOP WHINNING.
PEACE AND LOVE TO ALL
Copyright © 2014 Microsoft. All rights reserved.
Fundamental company data and historical chart data provided by Morningstar Inc. Real-time index quotes and delayed quotes supplied by Morningstar Inc. Quotes delayed by up to 15 minutes, except where indicated otherwise. Fund summary, fund performance and dividend data provided by Morningstar Inc. Analyst recommendations provided by Zacks Investment Research. StockScouter data provided by Verus Analytics. IPO data provided by Hoover's Inc. Index membership data provided by Morningstar Inc.
ABOUT SMART SPENDING
LATEST BLOG POSTS
A new study finds that raising the minimum wage would reduce food stamp expenditures by 6 percent.
VIDEO ON MSN MONEY
BLOGS WE LIKE
MUST-SEE ON MSN
- Video: Easy DIY smoked meats at home
A charcuterie master shares his process for cold-smoking meat at home.
- Jetpacks about to go mainstream
- Weird things covered by home insurance
- Bing: 70 percent of adults report 'digital eye strain'