If you watched the site yesterday, especially the Hot Deals page, you would have seen that a fair amount of posts were items from the Amazon Black Friday sale. We expect that trend to continue on today and throughout the week as Amazon has raised the bar early. We've highlighted some of great deals from today's sale below:
Some people have asked us about Amazon price-matching this Black Friday as I guess there is a bit of confusion. Amazon will not be price-matching competitor's in the traditional sense (where you would buy the item and then ask for a price-match).
In a stunning turn of events, FredMeyer has stolen the crown of least expensive Black Friday Blu-ray player from Best Buy's $60 Blu-ray player with their entry of a $49.99 Blu-ray player. We don't know the model or brand of the FredMeyer Blu-ray player, but it undercuts Best Buy's price by $10.
Amazon has come out very aggressive with their first showing of their Black Friday sales, but the madness has just started. Amazon will be cycling in new deals throughout the day and then will be offering a completely new set of sales every day throughout the week. It'll be very interesting when they start matching competitor's door-busters!
Amazon is kicking off their week of Black Friday sales by offering a Free $3 MP3 Credit at Amazon MP3. Simply click on the link, click on the yellow Enter Your Code button and type in the code GET3MP3S to receive a free $3 credit towards Amazon MP3s.
Combine the free credit with the fact that Amazon is currently offering full downloads of five newly released albums for only $3.99. Use your $3 credit and get an entire MP3 album download for $.99: the same price as one song!
NOV 21 UPDATE:Just sold out, again! There is a very good chance it might come back in stock. We'll update the post if it does.
How does this Blu-ray player compare to the LG BD530 Blu-ray Player that sold for $65 a couple days ago and is it worth almost twice the price? It really depends on what you want out of your Blu-ray player.
If you're looking for a bare-bones player to just play Blu-ray titles, the BD570 probably isn't for you. But if you're looking for a top quality Blu-ray player that will play pretty much anything (including DiVX, MKV, MP4, M2TS, etc.), that can stream Netflix HD and has WiFi networking, this is a top choice. And it's by far the best price we've seen on the BD570 (normally retails for $150-160).
We've highlighted the LG BD570's full features below:
Blu-Ray Player with 1GB memory 802.11N for Wireless networking NetCast for YouTube & CinemaNow
BD-P NetFlix HD BD live
Full HD 1080p output via HDMI with Cinema mode at 24 or 60 frames per second
USB 2.0 Media Host
Superior audio performance with 7.1 channels with Dolby Digital Plus & TrueHD & dts-HD
Quick boot with instant tray opening
Support for the following online entertainment: NetCast Entertainment, Roxio CinemaNow, Netflix, YouTube, Vudu, Pandora, Picasa and Accuweather
The vast majority of the Black Friday ads have been out for a couple of days now, giving us a bit of time to break down and digest the deals presented this shopping season. We've put some time into three more Black Friday Buying Guides for 2010. These three new additions bring our running total of articles and guides to 13 for the year. We expect to have Digital Camera and and Blu-ray Buying Guides out in the very near future!
The Sanyo Plasma at Walmart is $75 cheaper than the 6Ave television, but it's also a Sanyo television. Sanyo's are generally on the low-end of the quality spectrum, while Panasonic is often regarded as a top Plasma manufacturer. The primary difference between the Panasonic television sold by 6Ave and BestBuy? 6Ave's is 720p while BestBuy's is 1080p. Is the difference between 720p and 1080p worth the $125 difference? It really depends on how you plan to use the television. Do you sit more than 10' away from your TV? If so, you won't be able to notice the difference between 720p and 1080p resolutions. The full benefit of 1080p won't be realized unless you sit 6' or closer to a 50" television.
Personally, I have had nothing but great experiences with Panasonic plasmas, two of which were purchased through 6Ave. If you're looking to save some cash this Holiday season but not while sacrificing quality, the Panasonic VIERA 50" TC-P50C2 Plasma HDTV might be the perfect choice.
It seems that some retailers aren't going to bother waiting for Black Friday to start their discounts, as we've discovered quite a few hot deals going on today that either beat or rival Black Friday pricing.
The 540S model does not include lifetime map and traffic updates. The lifetime map and traffic updates model, the TomTom XXL 540TM, is currently retailing for $131.53 at Amazon when you use the TOMTOM20 coupon code. Staples is selling the 540TM for $129.99 during their Black Friday sale.
Combine all of these deals with their offer of Free Shipping on Any Order through Sunday and this PacSun sale is looking really hot. PacLoot is essentially a coupon good for $25 off your next $50 purchase; you can use up to 10 PacLoot cards per purchase.
The blankets measure 50" x 60" and are made of polyester fleece. Personalize up to 10 characters and choose from popular characters ranging from Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Tinker Bell, Cinderella, Toy Story, Cars and more!
We've received tons of emails from people asking us about the advertised $399 16GB WiFi iPad at TJ Maxx and Marshalls going on now. 5:00pm EST Update: Apparently all iPads at TJ MAxx are sold out.
Apple products are seldom discounted (even during Black Friday); the biggest discounts we've seen from Apple over the past year have been free shipping or free accessories. So when people started telling us that Apple's newest flagship product is retailing for $100 less at discount stores TJ Maxx and Marshalls, we dismissed it as a rumor.
Turns out, it's true. Select TJ Maxx and Marshalls stores are selling the Apple 16GB WiFi iPad 16GB for $399 right now, as confirmed by TJ Maxx's official Twitter account.
Obviously, the next question is will any other stores follow suit and also price the iPad at $100 below retail? The answer is no. TJ Maxx and Marshalls are not official Apple resellers; how they received their iPad supply remains a mystery. In retailer's licensing agreements with Apple, there are clauses that prevent retailers from discounting Apple products below a certain threshold. Break the minimum price and you won't be receiving any more Apple products.
Simply put, this is the best price you see on an Apple iPad this year. TJ Maxx and Marshalls stumbled upon some Apple iPads and are using the $100 discount as a smart/viral way to get more people in their stores. No other retailer is going to risk their relationship with Apple by discounting the iPad much below its retail price of $499.
Remember not every TJ Maxx or Marshalls location is selling the iPad and those that are have a very limited stock; the chances of still finding one in stores is very slim.
Amazon has just announced their week-long sales schedule for DVDs, Blu-rays and CDs. The sales begin this Monday, November 22 and last through the following Monday (Cyber Monday), November 29.
Amazon is structuring their Black Friday deals like their weekly Gold Box/Lightning Sales, where certain items will only be on sale for certain promotional hours before cycling to the new set of deals.