First things first, Dell Small Business has started their Black Friday Sale early! Included in the sale are the Vostro A90 Netbook w/ 8GB Solid State Hard-Drive for $184, the Vostro A860 15.6" Laptop for $319 and the Dell E2310H 23" Widescreen LCD Monitor for $169.
Dell Home is having a Early Bird Sale w/ Up to 40% off Select Electronics and Accessories (including video games) good until 11:59pm CST
Additionally, Buy.com is doing a today-only pre-Black Friday Sale, while Staples is doing a now through Thursday Extra Early Savings Event.
Amazon is continuing with their Black Friday Deals Week Sale with special sales on Movies & TV Shows. Amazon is staggering different deals throughout the day, with some of the better ones being completely unannounced (e.g. the Nintendo DS for $100 yesterday), so we highly recommend bookmarking both of these links and checking them often to stay current on the newest Amazon sale.
Now for the big news, we think we may finally have some good leads on what will be available online during the Best Buy and Walmart Black Friday sales. For Best Buy, in addition to the items listed in the Best Buy's Secret Door-Busters Sale (all of which we believe will be available online with the sole exception of the $200 HP laptop), Best Buy has put almost every sale item in their Black Friday advertisement online. Usually when a retailer creates an online page for an item, it means that they plan on offering the item for sale online. This is speculation, but considering most of these new pages have coming soon buttons makes us believe that the majority of the Best Buy Black Friday advertisement will be available online.
As for Walmart, if you go to this page and enter your zip code, you can see the full 32-page Walmart Black Friday advertisement. If you click on the items in the ad, a window will pop up and in the footer say either, "This item will be available in stores and online beginning Friday, November 27th" or "This item will only be available in stores beginning Friday, November 27."
The good news? All noteworthy electronics (the $250 32" LCD, $78 Blu-ray Player, $98 DS Lite, $298 HP Celeron Laptop, etc.) are going to be available both in stores and online! The only big item that is going to be in-store only is the Emerson 42" Plasma HDTV for $448. The $4 kitchen appliances (hand-mixer, slow cooker, mini chopper), and about half of the toys, clothing and tools are also in-store only.
There are some discrepancies in the advertisement, as on page 26, the $249 Nintendo Wii Bundle, $498 Acer 17.3" Laptop and $688 RCA 46" LCD HDTV are all supposed to be "only at Walmart.com," yet when clicked on, it says they will be available in stores and online. Additionally, on page 32 (the Saturday only sale), all the items say they will be available in stores and online beginning Friday, November 27. We're pretty sure these are just tiny oversights though.
What does all this mean? That the majority of BestBuy and Walmart Black Friday sale items will be available online! Hopefully this holds true and other retailers follow suit, which means that you could very well do all your Black Friday shopping from home this year!
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