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Black Friday Deals Plasma and LCD

Action4242
10-29-2007, 04:12 PM
Let's kick off the Black friday discussion. I'm looking for a couple TV's. Sears just announced today. The deals that look the best to me are:

Hitachi 42" 720p Plasma HDTV - $599.99
Panasonic 56" LCD Projection TV - $1199.99
Samsung 50" Plasma HDTV - $1399.99
Sharp Aquos 46" LCD HDTV - $999.99

The Hitachi and Samsung are intriguing. Can't find a model number to research. The Sharp Aquos I could find a model number. Were the Hitachi 720P plasmas good ones? I'm holding out for CC and BB to release their lists. I'm hoping for a 50" Samsung 720P PLasma and a Samsung 56" LED Projection. Any model numbers for the above lists would be helpful. Let the histeria begin. :yippee:

Seabreeze
10-29-2007, 05:15 PM
when exactly is black friday? I am about to order a Pioneer PDP 6010 Should I wait for this date?

360kid
10-29-2007, 05:20 PM
Black Friday is the Day after the US Thanksgiving. It begins the xmas holiday shopping season. Most stores have ridiculous sales on this day. As result, stores across America are insane to shop at. People will line up outside of stores at 4:00am in order to be the first in the door and get the deal.

You can find some insane sales on Black Friday.

So yes, it is worth waiting as long as you can deal with stores more crowded than you have ever seen in your life and are willing to deal with insane people who would slit your throat if you got the last item of a particular sale.

And Black Friday sales are not online, they are in the physical store only. If your in the US, and know of a tv being on sale on BF, then you better be at the store atleast 2 - 3 hours before they open their doors. TV's sell out 15 minutes after the store opens its doors.

Action4242
10-29-2007, 05:24 PM
when exactly is black friday? I am about to order a Pioneer PDP 6010 Should I wait for this date?

Black Friday is 5am to 12 noon the day after Thanksgiving. Retailer kickoff to the start of the holiday sales season. Do a google search for black friday and there are a ton of sites. Advice I received was to buy the Tv before black friday knowing it will be on sale by verifying black friday sale list. Then go back on that day and get a refund for the difference provided the retailer price matches for a period of time.

Seabreeze
10-29-2007, 05:28 PM
Well, I dont think I want to wait another 3 weeks..... Maybe I will get my third Tv then.... A DLP..... I also think the online price I am buying the TV at is already 2000 less than retail, a 1000 less than BB, so how much more would it go down? And I don't think I want to stand in a line anywhere! Especially to pick up a huge TV..... So I think I will use the shopping day, for my surround system..... Yes I am in The US, but I am from England, so I didn't know what the term meant....

Thanks

jimmle
10-29-2007, 06:53 PM
Let's kick off the Black friday discussion. I'm looking for a couple TV's. Sears just announced today. The deals that look the best to me are:

Hitachi 42" 720p Plasma HDTV - $599.99
Panasonic 56" LCD Projection TV - $1199.99
Samsung 50" Plasma HDTV - $1399.99
Sharp Aquos 46" LCD HDTV - $999.99

The Hitachi and Samsung are intriguing. Can't find a model number to research. The Sharp Aquos I could find a model number. Were the Hitachi 720P plasmas good ones? I'm holding out for CC and BB to release their lists. I'm hoping for a 50" Samsung 720P PLasma and a Samsung 56" LED Projection. Any model numbers for the above lists would be helpful. Let the histeria begin. :yippee:


do you have a link for the above deals?

iserum
10-30-2007, 07:15 AM
the chances of getting those sale items on black friday are next to none, with crowd, hard to find parking, long lines and freezing cold weather in the morning at 5:00 AM personally i don't think it worth the deal.

Codes20
10-30-2007, 07:30 AM
At the BB store I work at, people start lining up at 6pm the previous day only to stay overnight until we open at 5am. I'm working 2am-2pm that day. Calling it a zoo is an extreme understatement.

RandyWalters
10-30-2007, 07:50 AM
the chances of getting those sale items on black friday are next to none, with crowd, hard to find parking, long lines and freezing cold weather in the morning at 5:00 AM personally i don't think it worth the deal.A coworker got in line at BB at 3:00am to buy a Panny 42PX60U for $999 but they were all gone by the time he got to the TV section's sales desk.

unotis
10-30-2007, 08:11 AM
Well, I dont think I want to wait another 3 weeks..... Maybe I will get my third Tv then.... A DLP..... I also think the online price I am buying the TV at is already 2000 less than retail, a 1000 less than BB, so how much more would it go down? And I don't think I want to stand in a line anywhere! Especially to pick up a huge TV..... So I think I will use the shopping day, for my surround system..... Yes I am in The US, but I am from England, so I didn't know what the term meant....

Thanks

Don't wait on your TV, no store is going to discount your televison on Black Friday, it's a Pioneer they would never do that on such a desirable top of the line KURO plasma.

And I would look to see if any of the surround systems offered that day are really good enoungh to compliment your flat panel anyway.

My suggestion is look at the KEF 3005 home theater speaker system, it is one of the highest rated systems by cNet reviews. Infact check it out at www.cnetreviews.com. It is the best sounding and looking system there is IMHO.

I know there are some retailers on eBay that have that system for just over $1000.

Good luck again! :hithere:

andie
10-30-2007, 09:54 AM
Black Friday is 5am to 12 noon the day after Thanksgiving. Retailer kickoff to the start of the holiday sales season. Do a google search for black friday and there are a ton of sites. Advice I received was to buy the Tv before black friday knowing it will be on sale by verifying black friday sale list. Then go back on that day and get a refund for the difference provided the retailer price matches for a period of time.

this is interesting, but doubtful..
where did u/get this info, source please.
have u/known any one who did this?
are u/going to do this?
how will i know whats going to be on sale BF? at wal mart, sears etc BF websites still dont have any info.

Action4242
10-30-2007, 10:21 AM
this is interesting, but doubtful..
where did u/get this info, source please.
have u/known any one who did this?
are u/going to do this?
how will i know whats going to be on sale BF? at wal mart, sears etc BF websites still dont have any info.

Here is a forum I found just for Black Friday.
http://forums.slickdeals.net/forumdisplay.php?sduid=0&f=24

Action4242
10-30-2007, 10:22 AM
At the BB store I work at, people start lining up at 6pm the previous day only to stay overnight until we open at 5am. I'm working 2am-2pm that day. Calling it a zoo is an extreme understatement.

How many 50" TV's will the sell that day? When you get in the store how do you get the TV you want?

Codes20
10-30-2007, 11:07 AM
A coworker got in line at BB at 3:00am to buy a Panny 42PX60U for $999 but they were all gone by the time he got to the TV section's sales desk.

We had 19 or something of those. You have to get a ticket to purchase it. I believe Best Buy is doing something similar this year with handing out tickets for the major items again to those standing in line before the store opens. I got the lovely job of doing that last year for an hour or two when it was 20 degrees out.

z28rod
10-30-2007, 11:24 AM
I heard a rumor that 37" lcd hdtv will be on sale for 300 bucks after rebates. That would be cool.

gwalkeruns
10-30-2007, 04:04 PM
I went to Circuit City last Black Friday to buy a 50 inch Vizio plasma. Yes, there had been a huge line and when I asked, they said the item was sold out. I got home and looked oline and CC said if you buy the item online they will guarantee pickup in 20 minutes or you get a decent chunk of change....So I went for it. I got to the store, went right by the people in line, and carried it out. They must reserve a certain amount for online. Try that if you won't get in long lines.

Action4242
10-30-2007, 04:13 PM
I went to Circuit City last Black Friday to buy a 50 inch Vizio plasma. Yes, there had been a huge line and when I asked, they said the item was sold out. I got home and looked oline and CC said if you buy the item online they will guarantee pickup in 20 minutes or you get a decent chunk of change....So I went for it. I got to the store, went right by the people in line, and carried it out. They must reserve a certain amount for online. Try that if you won't get in long lines.

Was this a "Doorbuster" or regular sale item? Thanks for the info. I will have my wife be online at 5:00am while I brave the weather.

jerseybobby
10-30-2007, 07:16 PM
We had 19 or something of those. You have to get a ticket to purchase it. I believe Best Buy is doing something similar this year with handing out tickets for the major items again to those standing in line before the store opens. I got the lovely job of doing that last year for an hour or two when it was 20 degrees out.

i know exactly what ur talking about. i work in merchandising so i was in charge of doing carry outs for all teh big items from our install bay. i remember we sold about 40, 42 in westinghouse lcds, they were liek 599 i think. there was a panasonic that was on sale but i only carrie dout liek 2 of them. not a big seller.

zoey121
10-31-2007, 03:42 AM
We got our 42 inch rp panny through black friday specials thanks to cc
Seems all the lines were at bb and cc was empty.
In the past few years we managed a notebook each year and the tv.
While it has gotten to be a circus atmosphere for black friday sales now a days , at one time it was allot of fun.
Oh if you live in a smaller area not as bad .
Oh more and more web sites now do early bird shopping as well on black friday just look around

360kid
10-31-2007, 08:40 AM
I have never personally gone out on BF. However, wifey and her mom go every year. They come back with a car load of stuff. 50% of their xmas shopping is done on BF and they save a ton of money. I know they are getting to sears for the HD DVD player for $169.

Action4242
10-31-2007, 08:44 AM
I have never personally gone out on BF. However, wifey and her mom go every year. They come back with a car load of stuff. 50% of their xmas shopping is done on BF and they save a ton of money. I know they are getting to sears for the HD DVD player for $169.

The description for the HD DVD player says 1080i max resulution. Check it our if you are looking for 1080P.

360kid
10-31-2007, 12:48 PM
The description for the HD DVD player says 1080i max resulution. Check it our if you are looking for 1080P.

I only need the A2 or the A3. 1080i is fine for me. I only have a 1080i set for now anyways and prob won't upgrade to 1080p for atleast 4 - 5 years. So, I could care less about spending the extra dough for 1080p.

bigduly
11-01-2007, 03:58 PM
Wal Mart will have the Toshiba HD-A2 for under $100 on Friday the 2nd. This is in-store only!!! Go and get your HD Players.