Not that many Thanksgivings ago, after the Black Friday sales circulars would drop, consumers would tear through their morning newspapers to plot out the next day’s shopping strategy.
The advent of leaked ads, online shopping and month-long November promotions pretty much ended that practice, and Best Buy stuck a final fork in it by releasing its post-turkey sales promotions today.
Among the sharpest deals in the 50-page offering is a 50-inch Sharp 4K Ultra HD Roku TV for $180 (a savings of $320), and a $99 Samsung Chromebook with 11.6-inch screen.
The chain will open its doors at 5:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving, close at 1:00 a.m., and reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Black Friday morning, although nearly all sale items will also be available online early Thanksgiving morning.
Additional doorbusters will be added over the holiday weekend, but to help prime the promotional pump Best Buy is making select Black Friday deals available now through Saturday, Nov. 11, and will also hold two days of “early access” sales (Nov. 20-21) for its loyalty program members.