Minneapolis - Best Buy has joined a growing roster of retailers that are pre-announcing some or all of their Black Friday doorbusters.
The No. 1 CE chain teased a handful of its post-Thanksgiving promotions yesterday on Facebook and via "tweets" to its Twitter followers. The company will announce additional sale items through those platforms over the next two weeks.
"We are thrilled to offer our customers and over 5 million Facebook fans a sneak peek into this year's hottest Black Friday deals today with additional items revealed soon," said Barry Judge, Best Buy's executive VP and chief marketing officer. "We will continue to provide an advantage to our Facebook fans with early access to more offers and experiences than ever before."
The preview, which Best Buy described as "unprecedented" for the chain, coincided with yesterday's release by Walmart of its entire
Best Buy has further upped the holiday stakes by opening its doors for the first time at midnight on Black Friday morning, and by offering
on virtually all of its online SKUs throughout the season.
The company's pre-announced doorbusters include a 24-inch Dynex 1080p LCD for $80 and a Samsung 15.6-inch, 320GB laptop with Intel Pentium processor and 4GB of memory for $300.
Other Best Buy specials that were leaked on various Black Friday websites include a Toshiba Internet-ready Blu-ray Disc player for $40, a 24-inch 1080p Dynex LCD TV for $80 and a 15.6-inch AMD dual-core Lenovo laptop with 2GB of memory and a 250GB hard drive for $180.