Black Friday deals

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  1. dahliaclone

    dahliaclone Well-Known Member

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    I am not a fan of Black Friday shopping. At all. But I see that at Target they have a 50 inch Element LED TV for $229.

    Couple of questions for anyone in the know: how good or crappy are Element tvs? Is it gonna **** out on me in a year? Part of me thinks I should try and get it anyway because it's so cheap and if I need a new one in a year so be it. Also, how many of these are there going to be at each store? Like two? If that's the case, I am probably not going to try and get one because they'll be gone in the first five minutes.

    Any other eye opening deals you know of?
     
  2. Cybirdy

    Cybirdy Well-Known Member

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    Check out websites like bfads.net You can search for items across stores. If you register for their emails you are also alerted to ongoing sales. Like right now Kohls is offering their Black Friday prices online already, Best Buy is also having early sales.
     
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  4. dahliaclone

    dahliaclone Well-Known Member

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    I have actually heard the best time to buy a new TV is in January for a couple of reasons. 1) the new TVs will have been announced for the year at the Consumer Electronics Show so they will want to get the current stock out of the stores ASAP and 2) it's Super Bowl time.

    I am back and forth on this. I actually move this weekend into a new place and would be nice just to have the new TV ready to go.
     
  5. theantiAIRBHG

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    Use coupon code: SHARP50DEAL
     
  7. dahliaclone

    dahliaclone Well-Known Member

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    where do you put in the coupon code? And it looks like it's not available in my area for delivery. Which is odd since Best Buy HQ are here. Haha
     
  8. dahliaclone

    dahliaclone Well-Known Member

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    Nevermind. Glitch. It worked actually.
     
  9. djcubby

    djcubby Well-Known Member

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    One key to remember that my wife took advantage of a few times...Walmart price matches on Black Friday deals as well. If you find a deal at another store, try to see if Walmart carries it so you can avoid standing in line.
     
  10. CloneinWDSM

    CloneinWDSM Well-Known Member

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    I think Walmart is doing a 32 in TV for 98 dollars. Sounds perfect. I don't need a tv in my bedroom right now , but down the road it seems like it would be pretty good.
     
  11. ripvdub

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    They are starting to make tv models just for black friday, and they aren't great quality compared to other models by the same brand. Double check the specs before you buy. Especially screen thickness.
     
  12. ianoconnor

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    Slickdeals.net.

    Also BB & Amazon both have GTA V for $34 right now.
     
  13. dahliaclone

    dahliaclone Well-Known Member

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    that's what i am afraid of. is it all brands like Samsung and Sony and Sharp that are typically really good doing this too or crap brands?
     
  14. cydsho

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    Yep, check out this discussion on AVS forum. This 50 inch Sharp at BB is probably a rebranded Insignia.
    Sharp LC-50LB150U - Page 2
     
  15. CysRage

    CysRage Well-Known Member

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    I'd get this one instead. Yes it's $170 more but its a Sharp with 120 Hz and 1080P and will probably last longer. Plus you don't have to wake up early and risk not getting one because its online now. Use code SHARP50DEAL at checkout to get the total to $400.

    Sharp 50" Class 4912" Diag. LED 1080p 120Hz HDTV LC-50LB150U - Best Buy

    Edit: Ah someone beat me to it! Looks like I'm not the only Cyclone Fanatic that also frequents SlickDeals.net!
     
  16. dahliaclone

    dahliaclone Well-Known Member

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    if nothing else, you could buy it and if it's crap and you leave it in the box or hardly used, you could flip it on Craig's List and make a profit
     
  17. dahliaclone

    dahliaclone Well-Known Member

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    By the way, it sounds like that Promo Code for Best Buy is only good today. Just an FYI
     
  18. dmclone

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    I will never buy a cheap brand TV again. I put a small one in front of my treadmill and within 2 months had two dead pixels. I ended up moving that one to the garage and bought a decent one for the treadmill. It's worth a little bit more money to buy Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, LG, Toshiba, or Vizio (from Costco).
     
  19. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    List of items I've been fine with buying the generic model.

    HDMI cables
    Speaker wire (heavy gauge) with good connectors
    Ethernet Switch
    Phone case
    Flash Drive
     
  20. djcubby

    djcubby Well-Known Member

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    I got one of the 40" Emersons that Wal-mart had on sale last year. It's an ok second TV. It's mainly used by my toddler watching Disney Jr. or some other family friendly programming.

    Anything that I care about watching is done on my Samsung in the basement living area.
     

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