The day is finally here. We’ve been talking about Amazon’s Black Friday week sales for over a month now and today marks day one of the event. Our team bounced over to the main sale page to take a look and see what kind of savings were to be had.
The top deal of the day is an eliptical trainer for 45% off. While that means you could save over $600, the deal seems a bit weak. Most people don’t think about getting in shape until after a holiday filled with buttery treats and turkey. Even with 45% off it’s still over $800 and that seems a bit steep for most frugal Canadian bargain hunters.
Canadian families are already hauling their tents from storage in anticipation of Black Friday sales at Best Buy this year. It seemed just yesterday when customers were breaking down the doors for last year’s sales. With Black Friday 2011 being so promising for the popular electronics brand, it seems like gadget enthusiasts will not be disappointed this year either.
The fact that items from famous electronic brands flew off the shelves at half the price was enough to leave every customer frothing at the mouth. And what do customers make a beeline for once the doors slide open and let the first barrage in? The answer is flat screen televisions.
The items on offer included 42 inch Class LCD HDTV from Sharp that was being sold for the mere price of $199. Other gizmos included Samsung laptops with Intel Pentium Processors for @299, the much coveted PlayStation 3 console whose Black Friday price tag was $199, Toshiba hard drives that were snatched up for $29, Kodak Playfull HD Camcorders that were on sale for $69 , 24 inch LCD HDTVs from DYNEX that were being sold for as little as $79 as well as an assortment of other electronic goodies for eager shoppers.
Couple an impressive inventory of items with budget friendly prices and it is no wonder why Best Buy fans are already looking forward to Black Friday sales this year. One thing is for sure, they can expect the popular retailer to dish out even more amazing electronics brands after Thanksgiving.
Best Buy Black Friday opened its doors to customers at midnight on Friday last year for shoppers eager to get laptop and desktop computers for cheap. This shopping day made its debut, of sorts, in Canada last year, and while it wasn’t as crazy as the U.S.’s Black Friday, many Canadian shoppers said they preferred it that way. This year for Black Friday 2012 there’ll likely be a repeat of the same sales—perhaps even bigger ones. As customers typically start lining up outside the store hours beforehand, Best Buy said they would pass out tickets to people waiting in line two hours before midnight for people to get in.