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Fry’s Electronics Black Friday 2014
The Fry’s Electronics ad with this year’s holiday shopping deals has finally appeared! Check out the full nine-page ad scan below:
Best Fry’s Electronics Black Friday Deals From 2013
When you’re on the hunt for bargains this shopping season, keep an eye on Fry’s Electronics. The California-based big-box retailer sells a broad selection of computer software, hardware and consumer electronics and is known to offer excellent discounts during its Black Friday promotions.
Last year, Fry’s released a six-page ad packed with deals on laptops, tablets, monitors, hard drives and more.
The sale began early, at 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. With its “click-and-reserve” approach, customers could select their items online and pick them up in stores Friday. Although the sale began online Thursday, brick-and-mortar locations were closed on Thanksgiving. Doors opened at 6 a.m. the next day, staying open until 9 p.m.
2013 was a great year for tablets. At Fry’s, the Black Friday selection included some devices for less than $100: a 7-inch Android 4.0 tablet sold for $47, while a 9-inch Android 4.1 tablet cost $89. In the brand-name category, the 10.1-inch Yoga quad-core Android 4.2 tablet from Lenovo was priced at $249, and the 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 3 tablet sold for $299.
Laptops proved another area for great deals. A 15.6-inch Lenovo laptop (500GB HD, 4GB memory) sold for only $388. At the same size, an ASUS laptop (320GB HD, 4GB memory) cost even less: $278.
In terms of storage, Fry’s offered a 1TB My Passport external hard drive. A Unirex 32GB SDHC card sold for only $9.99. Other useful computer accessories included a 24-inch Samsung LED monitor for only $98 and a Canon Pixma MG5420 photo all-in-one inkjet printer for only $49.99.
In the television department, Fry’s featured some great prices on 3D LED smart HDTVs. A 70-inch HDTV (120Hz) sold for $1,499, while in the 60-inch class, a 120Hz TV was priced at $899 and 600Hz at $599. Shoppers looking to purchase a TV for less than $400 could find a 47-inch TV for $399. For less than $200, the selection included a 40-inch for $197 and a 32-inch for $169.
But the bargains weren’t limited to consumer electronics – Fry’s also offered excellent prices on home appliances. For the low price of $19.99, consumers could pick up a compact microwave. At its regular price, the same microwave cost $79.99 – so the sale price amounted to a discount of 75%. The Dyson DC41 cost only $487.99, compared with its regular price of $649.99 (25% off).
The same discount could be found on Dyson products at Sears, Home Depot and Lowe’s. It didn’t beat the 33% discount offered by Bed Bath & Beyond, but it still made a great deal on the high-end vacuum.
Written by Melinda Szell
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