Leaked Black Friday ads fail to impress
However, some of the pre-Black Friday sales coming up rival bargains available on Black Fridays past.
This post comes from Melinda Fulmer at MSN Money.
More retailers are beginning to leak previews of their Black Friday bargains. Today a partial scan of the Sears ad was leaked to deal sites and Lowe's gave a preview of some of its post-turkey day deals on Facebook.
Neither of these was a complete accounting of the bargains these chains will be offering on Black Friday, the traditional holiday shopping kickoff. And neither one had enough bargains to whip most Black Friday shoppers up into a frenzy.
It seems retailers are determined to tease shoppers with little glimpses of what they will be offering 2½ weeks from now, while simultaneously promoting earlier sales.
Indeed, some of these early sales are offering bargains to rival previous Black Friday sales, including Best Buy's Friday-Saturday Sale this weekend that features these deals:
- eMachines 14-inch laptop with 2GB RAM, 320GB HDD, DVD burner, HDMI output and webcam for $199.99.
- Dynex 42-inch 1080p LCD HDTV for $399.99.
- Xbox 360 4GB console with Kinect and $100 gift card for $299.99.
That $100 gift card is one of the bigger bonuses retailers have given out on the purchase of a game console. However, a word of caution: These console models are a couple of years old and new versions of the Wii and then the Xbox aren't all that far away. Post continues below.
The Sears ad that was leaked this morning included a few good deals on clothing, jewelry and small household appliances:
- KitchenAid Pro500 stand mixer for $199, regularly $329.99.
- Junior's hooded pea coats for $19.99, regularly $59.99.
- Black & Decker 12-cup programmable coffeemaker for $17.99, regularly $34.99.
However, the ad didn't include the items that lure most shoppers to Sears, such as tools, washers and dryers, and other big electronics. For now, Sears is holding those deals close to the vest.
Lowe's Facebook page featured more than 30 of its Black Friday specials, including a few decent deals on tools and outdoor equipment such as:
- Werner 6-foot fiberglass stepladder for $19, was $39.
- Garden Treasures stainless steel gas patio heater for $99, was $188.82.
- DeWalt 75-piece tool accessories set for $19.97, was $42.97.
- Porter Cable 3-tool cordless combo kit for $69, was $149.
And two more chains -- Best Buy and Kohl's -- jumped on the midnight shopping bandwagon, deciding to open their doors at midnight after Thanksgiving dinner, rather than wait four more hours and possibly lose business to other retailers such as Macy's, Target and Toys R Us, which is opening at 10 p.m. Thursday.
We'll keep you posted on more Black Friday deals as they're leaked. What kind of deals will it take to get you out at midnight?
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Leaked..? ha ha he hee.. Yeah right..
They where planned leaks made public ...
Was born at night, just Not Last Night...LOL
I will wait for Amazon and a few others that offer 6 mos interest free on some of the major things I will buy. Free shipping, all the better!
Are you ready for Black Friday? Raj from the Big Bang Theory had it correct. Buy a gift for every American on Thanksgiving!... Although, if you want to reduce your partner's stress through the holidays go here. It will be a much better way to spend your holidays with your mate: www.luvbugtoys.com/detail/Category1/IndexIDKS0006/gift-set-earthly-delights-box.htm
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