‘Tis the season, once again, to prepare your wallets for Black Friday on November 23. In an effort to prove who has the larger cojones, retail outlets and online stores are announcing their Black Friday sales prices early this year. Previous years we have had to scour the Internet hoping to find leaked ad flyers, but not this year. Retailers are more generous than ever, so we might as well embrace it with open arms! After the jump take a look at the Black Friday deals at Best Buy.
Best Buy has always been pretty consistent with terrific sales, but this year it doesn’t seem as though much has changed compared to last year. A few good TV sales here, some decent discounts on movies there, but nothing too extravagant to throw a fist in someones face for taking the last cabbage patch doll or wait hour after hour in line in the cold.
TV Sets and Entertainment Systems
One of the best deals this Black Friday is for a 40-inch Toshiba LCD 1080p TV with 60Hz refresh rate for only $179.99 – originally $419.99 ($240 in savings). The Toshiba 40″ hosts 2 HDMI inputs, PC Video input, and a USB port. The price is great for a 60Hz refresh rate, but I’m sure each store won’t have too many in stock. This may be one you should jump on if you want to wait in line, but ask yourself, “is it worth your time?”
For a better bargain and a far nicer TV, there is a Panasonic 55″ Slim LED Smart 3D TV that is 1080p resolution and refreshes at 120Hz. This baby includes four pairs of 3D glasses, a soundbar and wireless subwoofer. All of this can be yours for just $1049.98, which will save you a whopping $1050. Or just get the TV with the 3D glasses for $899.
Own a hi-def TV and have nothing to play movies on? Get this Toshiba Smart Wi-Fi Blu-ray player for just $39.99. Most recently, Blu-ray players have gone down in price considerably (I wouldn’t watch movies any other way), but this is a steal – especially for a Smart Wi-Fi player that can link to Netflix and Pandora.
Looking for a cheap and easy laptop? Best Buy is offering a 15.6-inch Samsung laptop that features 4GB of memory and 500GB of hard drive storage space. Consumers will also receive Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security, a laptop case, a wireless mouse, and an 8GB flash drive. All of this can be yours for the low price of $349.95. This bargain will save you $225.
Phones and MP3 Players
iPhones are not your bag, so why not get the Samsung Galaxy S III 16GB for just $48? I’m more of an Apple guy myself, but this is a great price and you’ll save over $150. The iPhone 4S 16GB model is going for $99 – it just all depends on what you’re looking for.
Giving the gift of music this year? The new iPod Touch 32GB is at the regular price of around $300, but you’ll receive a $50 Best Buy gift card instantly with its purchase. But I suggest you go old school, forget the new color palette iPods and go with the 4th Generation model. It may be only 16GB, but you’ll also get a $50 Best Buy gift card and only spend $200.
Movies & tv SERIES (Dvds & bLU-RAYS)
If for some reason you’re still clutching on to your DVD player and haven’t upgraded to Blu-ray, there are massive amounts of DVD movies for just $1.99-$3.99, regularly costing you $4.99 to $24.99. The list of movies include the likes of Batman Begins, The Social Network, Knocked Up, American Pie, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, The Big Lebowski, Men In Black, and Office Space.
But for those seeking great bargains on Blu-ray movies, this is your lucky day. You’ll find many big name Blu-ray movies between $3.99 to $7.99, typically costing $4.99 to $29.99. Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2, Pulp Fiction, Wedding Crashers, Project X, The Cabin in the Woods, The Boondock Saints, Alien, and Captain America: The First Avenger are just a few on the list. Blu-ray movies generally come with a DVD already or a digital copy, so these prices are a steal.
Can’t get enough of your favorite television series? Best Buy is selling hundreds of seasons of shows from $7.99 to $9.99, regularly priced between $20.99 to $49.99. Breaking Bad, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, How I Met Your Mother, Justified, Fringe, and Supernatural are among the many available.
Now as I said before, these deals are pretty similar to last year’s Black Friday sale. The PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 bundles are practically the same, but they are still a great catch. The PS3 bundle, for just $199.99, includes a 250 GB system – the standard model is 160GB – Uncharted 1 & 2, inFAMOUS 1, 2 and Festival of Blood, and a free 30-day PlayStation Plus trial. All things considered, this all would cost someone close to $350.
The Xbox 360 bundle is very similar too. The console is a 250 GB model for $199.9, which is packaged with Forza Motorsport 4 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. There is also a one-month Hulu and Epix trial and a wired headset. On an average day this would all cost over $400. Talk about Best Buy taking an arrow to the knee…
Want to get your handheld on? The deal for the Nintendo 3DS is pretty standard. I have seen that price with the Super Mario Land 3DS game quite often. The real deal is for the PlayStation Vita. Not only will you get Call of Duty: Declassified, but also a 4GB memory card for $199.99.
As you can see there are a great number of games ranging from $7.99 all they way up to $34.99 where most of these games would cost regularly between $19.99 to $59.99. You can’t really say no to Assassin’s Creed 3, Madden NFL 13, or Borderlands 2 for $34.99, can you?
These are not all the movies, TV shows, and games included, but just a good look at each category and their prices.
Then of course best buy has some items you may not even think about, but carry a hefty price cut, such as Norelco shavers, Hoover vacuums, and Samsung refrigerators and washing machines?
You can find all of these prices listed and more at Best Buy’s website.