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
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.