Consumer electronics big-box retailer Best Buy has posted some of its Black Friday 2013 doorbusters online.
Amidst Walmart's complicated 2013 triad of pre-Black Friday sales events, which some might say have diminished the entire concept of Black Friday retail deal-rushing madness, as well has Sears' online member's-only presale, Best Buy has launched its own complex pre-Friday sales-viewing advertisement.
What does it all mean? Essentially, Best Buy customers can shop for doorbusters in-store, as soon as brick and mortar locations open at 6:00 p.m., on Thursday, November 28. Later, on Thursday evening, consumers can get a glimpse of 'Midnight Mystery Doorbusters,' beginning at 10 p.m. Any deals gleaned there will become physically available in-store at midnight on Friday, November 29.
Another slew of Best Buy in-store doorbusters will become available at 10 a.m. on Friday as well. No word if there is an online preview scheduled for that wave, though Best Buy, much like Sears, does employ a preferred shopper's program, known as Elite and Elite Plus. Elite Best Buy shoppers can access ultra-secret deals.
Notable deals Best Buy has already posted online include:
-a MacBook Pro 13.3" Display 4GB Memory 500GB Hard Drive for $999.99
-a Samsung 55" Class 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV for $699.99
-a Lenovo 7" 16GB Memory Tablet and Case for $129.99
-an Insignia 32" Class 720p 60Hz LED HDTV for $169.99
-an HTC One Phone for Verizon Wireless, AT&T or Sprint for $49.99
All sales include free shipping.
Below is a clip documenting the general pandemonium that occurs when aggressive pricing begets aggressive shopping, at various big-box retailers during Black Friday events:
Some Twitter commentary regarding the Best Buy 2013 Black Friday sales event:
People are already camped outside of Best Buy waiting for Black Friday deals. You couldn't pay me to miss Thanksgiving dinner.
— Mike W. (@T1WICK) November 25, 2013
The Best Buy employees in the major appliances department must be awesome breakdancers.
— Clayton Hove (@adtothebone) November 25, 2013
Ben and I are talking about Black Friday, becoming Black Thursday. What's your take on stores opening at 5PM Thurs? http://t.co/8dPI5eCjbr
— Abby Peel (@abbylpeel) November 25, 2013
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