Best Buy bests Target?
Who's got the best Black Friday deals? Several big retailers have already released their day-before-Thanksgiving sale prices, so you can decide.
This post comes from Melinda Fulmer at MSN Money.
Target's Black Friday ad was released to deal sites just hours after Best Buy's ad was posted.
And for once, it appears that Best Buy has the hottest deals on electronics. Sure, you'll find plenty of bargains at Target, which opens at midnight on Thanksgiving, including a Westinghouse 46-inch LCD HDTV for $298.
But the most sought-after TV deal will surely be a Sharp 42-inch 1080p LCD HDTV for $199.99 at Best Buy. Name brands like Sharp go on sale a lot less frequently than brands such as Westinghouse or Vizio, says Michael Brim, who operates BFads.net, which posted the ad earlier this afternoon.
If you still haven’t gotten a Kindle, Target has a Kindle Keyboard 3G for $85, which is quite a deal, because they are currently selling for $140 on Amazon. Will Amazon outdo this deal on Black Friday? Let's hope so.
For the photography buffs on your list, the half-price Nikon L105 12MP Digital Camera is pretty enticing for $99.99. Post continues below.
Other bargains include:
- Apple iPod Touch 8GB MP3 Player with $40 Target gift card for $195
- Dyson DC24 Animal Multi-Floor Ultra Lightweight Ball Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner for $279
- TomTom VIA 1505M Portable GPS Navigation System with 5-inch Touch Screen for $89
Despite these prices, Target's ad isn’t as exciting as in years past, said Brad Olson of BlackFriday.Gottadealcom. In fact, for electronics it pales when compared to rival Best Buy.
"The prices are pretty much consistent with the other stores this year, but nothing that is super cheap," he said.
The ad does promise "surprise doorbusters" for shoppers who sign up for text deals, however.
What do you think? Is it worth a trip?
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I will never buy another Westinghouse product as long as I live. My husband and I bought a 19 inch LCD flat screen TV with a DVD player for our bedroom in 2008 and we paid 450.00 for it . One year later it quite working. My husband called Westinghouse, but they say they couldn't do anything for us since our warranty had expired. Who buys an extended warranty on a TV? Most TV's last at least 5 or more years, not Westinghouse TV's. We spent a lot of money on that TV for it only lasting a year. You would think they would have gave us a discount toward another one. Nope! We got nothing!
i have been waiting 6 months for them to replace a charger for my daughters mini-laptop and never herd from them since and when i call i get the let me check after finally getting thru. won't waste my time there anymore. the so called geek squad didn't have a clue to a question on a unit i wanted fixed, said i should buy a new one it was outdated ,,only 4 months oldguess they sell outdated merchandise
last year I bought a kerig coffee maker, a Acer computer and a Vizio TV from Tiger direct, I saved a booming 25.00 bucks on each item over buying at a local brick and mortar store.
All 3 failed after 3 months.
Tiger direct 30 warantee, so I had to deal with the manuf. for warrantee .. (very time consuming)
never buy "Stuff" manufactured during/for the Holiday season, I believe the quality is far less then off season purchases.
Oddly in march of 2011 I had to go to best buy for a replacement lap top to do last years taxes, I thought if it failed as the Acer did I could always bring it back for a relacement, NOT SO they also have a 30 day warrantee. fortunately it's still working.
Well.....I'm here to tell 'ya....BEST BUY SUCKS BUFFALO TESTICLES !!
My wife & I made our first & our LAST visit to Best Buy this past weekend. The aisles are much too narrow to actually shop without being trampled by other shoppers or sales staff. After 3 or 4 attempts to actually look at & compare the merchandise....we took our $1200 elsewhere.
Thanks Office Depot for all your help.
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