UPDATED Nov. 22, 2010 with buying guides for laptops, HDTVs, and video games! Keep reading for the four items that are being heavily discounted this year and for specific Black Friday ads from more than 50 stores!
Buying guides for HDTVs, video games, and laptops (thanks to BFAds.net)
Video Game Buying Guide for Black Friday 2010
Now that nearly all the Black Friday ads have been leaked, it’s time to start comparing deals and figure out what’s hot this year. There are six steps to getting a Black Friday deal. For a full list of store ads, see below. Thanks to BFads.net for staying on top of these deals!
What’s hot this year
Blu-ray disc players – Look for prices as low as $60-$75. Walmart has an LG BD530 cheap Blu-ray player for $65 shipped, but it is often listed as out of stock online. Sears had the same machine selling for $75 shipping last week.
Best Buy has advertised a slightly lower quality Blu-ray player for $60 on Black Friday, but that requires waking up early Nov. 26. It is a doorbuster item, so there may only be a few for sale at this price.
Big HDTVs – Get an LG 50PK250 50″ 1080p Plasma HDTV for $695.95 shipped from 6Ave. A similar deal is Best Buy’s Black Friday
Door Buster for the Panasonic TC-P50U2 50″ 1080p Plasma HDTV, which is $699.99. The LG has a two-year warranty, while the Panasonic warranty is for one year.
Tip: If you are buying a TV bigger than 40″ make sure to get 1920 x 1080 pixels for clear pictures. Smaller than that and 720p is fine.
Nintendo DSi – This gaming console retails for $150 and discounts are rare. Target has it for $120 during their 4-day Black Friday pre-sale this weekend (see below for link). BestBuy has it for $150 on Black Friday and it includes the Mario Party Game. Only 12 are guaranteed per store, however. Kmart has the best deal if you want the Mario Party Game: pay $150 for the console and game and get a $25 Gaming Coupon on Black Friday. Unclear how many consoles + game packages they will have.
Acer 10.1″ Netbook – Target has it for $180 this weekend during their 4-day Black Friday pre-sale (see below for link). You can save $30 if you snag one of eight comparable machines – the Compaq 10.1″ Netbook – guaranteed at Best Buy on Black Friday.
Complete list of Black Friday 2010 ads
New! Amazon’s week-long Black Friday sale has started, including a $3 free MP3 credit when you use coupon code GET3MP3S.
Target’s 4-Day Pre-Black Friday ads (hot items include an Acer Aspire 10.1″ Netbook for $180, the Nintendo DSi Console for $120, a Vizio 37″ 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV for $400, and coupons for $5 off select toys)
Sam’s Club Black Friday ads (36 items – members can get free breakfast and coffee on Black Friday, Nov. 26, 2010 between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m.
New! Sports Authority Black Friday ads (236 items)
New! GameStop Black Friday ads (170 items)
New! Dell Black Friday sale through 11:59 p.m. Nov. 28, 2010. You do not have to be a small business owner to participate.
New! Fred Meyer Black Friday ads, which includes the lowest price for a Blu-Ray player yet – $50. Unfortunately, Fred Meyer does not say what brand or product number it is selling for this price, and how many each store will have for $50.
New! PacSun’s Black Friday ad includes 30% off already discounted and clearance items, plus get $25 in PacLoot for every $50 you spend through Dec. 10, 2010. Use PacSun coupon VISA2010 for an extra 10% off orders of $75 or more. Shipping is free through Sunday!
Payless ShoeSource Black Friday sales (Nov. 26-28 discounts include 50% off select women’s & girls cozy boots, 50% off select women’s & girls festive flats, 40% off entire stock of slippers, 40% off entire stock of hats & scarves, $10 off entire stock of Champion fitness shoes)
Burlington Coat Factory’s Black Friday ads
Meijer’s Saturday Sale ads (for Nov. 27, 2010)
Updated! hhgregg Black Friday ads (122 items)
Black Friday 2010 ads for Best Buy, Walmart, Home Depot, Staples, Office Max, Old Navy, Costco, Sears, BJs, Kmart, Modells, Pep Boys, Jo Ann’s, Big Lots, Calvin Klein, Mennards, and more.
Here are the Black Friday ads for JC Penney, Toys R Us, Target, Staples, Radio Shack, Bealls, Michael’s, Belk, Tommy Hilfiger, and AAFES.
Here are the Black Friday ads for Macys, Lowe’s, Express, CVS, and Walgreens.
Here are the Black Friday ads at Target, Ace Hardware and Fred’s.
Here are the Black Friday ads for Toys R Us, Kmart, Harbor Freight, True Value Hardware, Sears, and Walmart.