[EXPIRED] Black Friday 2012 Guide

Discussion in 'Great Deals' started by Meat, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. Meat

    Meat Noob

    Here are some scans, opening times, and steals that are catching my eye. I encourage you to look at the advertisements yourself. For TVs, harddrives, etc I picked the best value out of the stores that carried them. A little perspective on who I am: a male college bum who plays video games all day; prefers spending money on electronics than high end clothes. Still waiting on Gamestop scans...

    Walmart - 8:00 PM on Thursday Second round of doorbusters at 10 PM. There will be 3 different "waves" by Walmart, where they release three different sets of doorbusters. The scans I linked show the ads with their corresponding wave.

    Meaty Favorites

    - 198$ 40" Emerson LCD; 295$ 50" Emerson LCD
    - 25$, 15$, 10$ Video games. There are a ton of selections, and a lot of the 25$ games are AAA 2012 games such as the recent Borderlands 2.

    Target - 9:00 PM on Thursday through 11:00 PM Friday.

    Meaty Favorites

    - 19$ Razer Scooters... hataz gunna hate but that's a good Christmas present for my young cousins
    - 19$ slow-cookers, large cooking skillets, blenders, toaster ovens, coffee makers: appliances a college student needs in life
    - 5$ pajama bottoms
    --> spend 50$ on clothes / home appliances and get 10$ gift card (i.e. 2 appliances + 2 pants = gg)

    Best Buy - midnight doors will open, but best buy employees will be handing out tickets 2 hours prior to opening.

    Meaty Favorites

    - 187$ 15.6" Lenovo Laptop
    - Best Blu-Ray Movie Prices (starting at 1.99 for over 50 titles)
    - 149$ 3DS Bundle
    - 34.99$ Controllers
    - 109$ 23" Dell LED LCD Monitor
    - 20$ HDMI Cables Doorbuster... hahahhahahaha jk

    Kohl's - 12:00 AM Thursday night / Friday morning. They are also doing a Saturday only sale.

    Meaty Favorites

    - Every 50$ spent gives you 15$ gift card (read: everything is 30% off kinda)
    - 10$ Microfleece pajama pants
    - 60% off any cold-weather accessories; 40$ high quality winter jackets
    - 20$ North Face knock-offs that appear moderately sexy
    - 18.99$ 5 junior bras and select panties

    Toys R Us - 8:00 PM Thursday night.

    Meaty Favorites

    - Miscellaneous cheap toys that make great Christmas gifts for relatives of younger age ( <10$)
    - 4.99$ 16 GB Sandisc SD Cards & Flash Drives

    K-Mart - 8:00 PM Thursday through 3 AM Friday; 5 AM through 11 AM Friday. It will be closed between the two waves.

    Meaty Favorites

    - 288$ 50" Proscan LCD
    - 88$ 24" Seiki LED
    - 80$ Nintendo DSi
    - 80$ 16 megapixel, 5x zoom, HD video, Canon digital camera
    - 1$ Christmas Socks
    - 16$ Deep Frier & 16$ mini chocolate fountain...

    Office Max - 6:00 AM through noon for doorbusters.

    Meaty Favorites

    - 40$ Black Manager chair (the cushion on your chair is probably as flat as mine)
    - 65$ 2 TB external hard drive

    Sears - 8:00 PM Thursday. Second wave of doorbusters at 3:00 AM.

    Meaty Favorites

    - 19$ Fleece Jackets
    - 69$ Chainsaws

    Staples - 5:00 AM Friday.

    Sam's Club - 7:00 AM Friday. Not much to see here besides the 1$ Samsung Galaxy S3 w/ contract.

    Walgreen's - 9:00 AM on Thursday.

    Costco - 9 AM Friday

    Office Depot - 5:00 AM Friday. Online shoppers can hit up some deals on Thursday at 7:00 AM EST. I prefer the sales at Office Max.

    Lowe's - 5:00 AM Friday. No personal favorites, since there are mostly old-people stuff there (read: tools, appliances I cannot afford, etc) haha.

    Home Depot - 5:00 AM Friday. Same as Lowe's.

    JC Penny -- I love yo style - 6:00 AM Friday. I prefer Kohl's, but there's some nice jewelry though if you want to impress a lady.
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  2. RichardDRMC

    RichardDRMC Achievement Hunter

    I'm getting jazzed about the $1 GS3 over at Sam's club. Probably going to get membership just for the phone because it will still be cheaper than everywhere else. Especially since I've got to buy 2.
  3. Meat

    Meat Noob

    Watch out for "limit 1 per customer" or "1 per member". If it turns out the deal goes south due to complications, Walmart is selling Galaxy S3s for 129$ with a 100$ gift card which is the next-best deal I could find.
  4. RichardDRMC

    RichardDRMC Achievement Hunter

    That one from wal-mart still requires contract renewal correct?
  5. lonesome killer

    lonesome killer Banhammered

    I'd like to point out that you're wrong about the Best Buy Blu Ray DVD prices. It is $1.99 for regular DVD's. The Blu Rays start at $3.99.
  6. Dookie

    Dookie Well-Known Member

    Think I'm going to press my luck and go for a xbox 360 at walmart this year...
  7. Bootsy

    Bootsy Anger Management Consultant

    Keep in mind that a lot of the deals will also be online. Doorbusters...perhaps not, but it's also key to remember that there's usually only a handful of the good stuff. I'm personally in the market for a TV, but there's no way I'm going to camp out all night for any of this. It's cold and windy here... and with my luck we'd have the normal 35 MPH winds in 15 degree weather.

    I've been hoping on a good deal on a 32in+ tv with wifi... but no such luck yet :(

    Also, best buy has the $179 Toshiba 40 inch
  8. lonesome killer

    lonesome killer Banhammered

    I do all my Black Friday shopping online. I laugh at people who stand in line for hours. Even at my store my coworkers talk about deals and the ones that are lucky enough to not have to come in to work until noon stand in line to buy stuff. Then they get disappointed when the thing we had 10 of gets sold out in 30 seconds. Meanwhile I'm shopping online either Thanksgiving Day or at Midnight on Friday, have the item shipped to my house, and avoid the crazy shit that is Black Friday. One year I even woke up like 9 AM and bought something online that was sold out in my store at 5 AM.
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  9. Meat

    Meat Noob

    I think the whole thing is really fun. I actually enjoy camping in lines waiting for explosive shopping. Reminds me of the first time I camped -- November in 2006 for my Nintendo Wii in the snow. It was a great time. Black Friday is a big thing with all of my teenage cousins now. Most of them don't even buy anything, but they love the atmosphere that wreaks of excitement and that slight feel of disorganization and chaos. Last year I got a PS3 for 150$, a 3DS, and a 40" TV for 200$. Worth it, tons of fun, and probably a night of experiences I'll remember for the rest of my life.
  10. lonesome killer

    lonesome killer Banhammered

    Or you get something like this

    And someone died 1 year

    As an employee with about 50 coworkers vs a crowd of 1,000-2,000 people running through the door looking for $200 laptops it's like stepping into Hell.
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