TV prices have plummeted this year, so Black Friday veteran Ellen Feldman says her first stop will be at Best Buy to purchase a Sharp 42 inch LCD TV for $199 in limited quantities. "It's an amazing deal," she said as she perused the sale ad on bfads.net. Bfads.net and a variety of other websites features unofficial photos of sale fliers that are often leaked in the weeks before Thanksgiving.
Televisions are discounted considerably at most major stores for Black Friday. Scanned copies of sale ads on the website dealnews.com indicate Best Buy will also have a 24 inch TV for $79.99. Walmart's Black Friday TV deals include a very basic model 32 inch Emerson $188 for 40 inch for $248. Target has a 46 inch Westinghouse for $298. These are all some of the lowest prices of the year.
There are also very inexpensive laptop computers on sale Black Friday. The computer review site Laptoping.com ranks Best Buy's deal the favorite at $179, but Walmart will also feature one for $198, both with 15 and a half inch screens. Staples will also have a laptop for under $200.
Blu-Ray Players are among the lowest prices of the year as well: $39.99 at Best Buy, $49.99 at Walmart.
Two of the hottest camera prices are a 14 megapixel Kodak Digital Camera for $49 at Walmart and some super basic camcorders at Staples for $19.99.
Tablet computers are a hot holiday gift and they're in every price range.
On Black Friday shoppers will find 7 inch basic model tablets for under $100 dollars at Sears, CVS, Kohl's and Walmart.
They don't come close to measuring up to Apple's iPad but iPads's are not usually discounted very much on Black Friday. The least expensive iPad options are buying a refurbished model at the Apple Store online for as low as $399. New iPads start at $499.
Target shoppers who buy a new iPad can get five percent off by using their Target Red Card, making it $475. The Red Card is a debit card that gives shoppers a five percent discount on all Target purchases.
The biggest discount we found on an E-Reader was the Kindle 3G keyboard at target for $85. Normally it's $139. "Kindles are discounted so much it's unbelievable," said Feldman.
High end kitchen appliances are popular on Black Friday. For the second year in a row, Macy's has a Kitchenaid mixer for $179 on Black Friday after you mail in a $20 rebate. Kitchenaid.com also sells refurbished mixers for $189. Shoppers who launch their shopping from the websites ebates.com or shopathome.com can also receive rebates of up to 4 percent.
And if someone on your lists needs a slow cooker, you may want to check out the deals as Kohl's and Sears.
Both have four quart models for $9.99 in their Black Friday ads.
Black Friday prices could go even lower since some stores have not yet released their ads and retailers often drop prices to match the sale prices of their competitors.