Black Friday Deals 2010: Buy, Buy, Buy Away
Thanksgiving is still a week away but the shopping has already commenced. This year many retailers like Target, Walmart and Best Buy have begun releasing their infamous Black Friday ads as well as starting sales earlier than Friday. For Amazon.com, Black Friday deals begin on Monday, November 22nd.
“They’re trying to build buzz for one. They’re trying to get a jump on the competition,” SDSU marketing professor Dr. Michael Belch said. Releasing the Black Friday ads early is only a good thing for a shopper. This gives shoppers time to compare prices and see if this “deal” is really going to save them any money.
The Entertainer is here for you again to breakdown this year’s best Black Friday steals and deals with store hours!
Walmart will be open on at midnight on Thursday as sales begin in waves but the real doorbusters will not begin until 5 a.m. Mostly toys, apparel, and home goods will be on sale on Thursday, but Friday includes huge sales of electronics like a Magnavox Blu-ray player with Wifi will be going for $69 and it includes a $10 in-store credit. HDTVs are also on sale, a 40″ Samsung LCD TV will be available for $498.
2) Best Buy
Best Buy will open for Black Friday at 5 a.m. Tickets will be handed out two hours prior to opening. Many electronic items are on sale, especially HDTVs. A 50″ Panasonic Viera can be had for $699.99
Target has been making headlines recently for their aggressive Black Friday sales. Starting at 4 a.m., Target is offering steep discounts on several doorbuster items. Select appliances like toasters, mixers, and sandwich makers are going for $3 each.
4) Toys R Us
Toys R Us is also having a 2-day sale for Black Friday. Sales start on Thanksgiving Day so shoppers don’t have to wait all night. Doors open at 10 p.m. with early specials including a $50 iTunes gift card with all iPod Touch sales. Many toys are going to be available for a fraction of their normal price. Electronics are also on sale, like a 7″ Netbook for $79.99.
Kohl’s is offering over 400 early bird specials for Black Friday. The sales start 3 a.m. on Black Friday and go until midnight on Saturday. Kohl’s specials include 40% to 60% off all watches and 50% off all toys.
Staples is opening their doors at 5 a.m. on Black Friday. They are offering many deals on electronics, accessories and office supplies. All furniture is 30% off and electronic sales like a $299 15″ HP laptop, are plentiful.
Sears is opening its doors on Thanksgiving Day from 7 a.m. to noon to accommodate to busy shoppers. On Black Friday starting at 4 a.m., Sears is offering sales on many home appliances, tools, apparel and electronics. On the front page of their Black Friday ad, Sears is offering a Kenmore washer and dryer combo for just $599, which normally goes for $699 each.
8 ) Macy’s
Macy’s opens at 4 a.m. for Black Friday. Apparel, cosmetics, jewelry, and housewares are on sale, and their Black Friday ad features additional coupons for even more savings. One item of note is a 12-piece stainless steel cookware set for just $28.
9) Radio Shack
Radio Shack’s Black Friday sales start as early as Thursday if you choose to shop online at their website. Radio Shack’s s doors open at 5:30 a.m. and sales are based mostly on electronics. Special offers include a 19″ LED HDTV for $149.99 and an UltraHD camcorder for $129.99.
10) Old Navy
Old Navy will once again be holding what it is calling “Gooblepalooza” at 800 stores on Thanksgiving Day. Stores open at midnight. Clothing for men, women, infants, toddlers and children are all on sale. Hot deals include $5 t’s, $20 hoodies, and $20 pants. Also purchases of $25 dollars worth of merchandise at Old Navy will get a free copy of Dance Central for the Xbox’s Kinect.
Don’t forget to check out online retailers like Amazon.com and Bestbuy.com. Their sales are usually just as good (if not better) and you get to avoid the craziness of Black Friday. Stay safe and happy shopping!
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