The only thing missing from the Best Buy Black Friday ad: a turkey dinner to eat while you wait for doors to open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving. The electronics retailer will start offering up doorbuster deals an hour earlier than last year and seven hours earlier than 2012, when its stores opened at midnight Thursday.
The move makes the store the latest to follow a trend in recent years, in which stores have opened a day early as they try to gain an edge on competitors. After the 5 p.m. Thursday opening, most Best Buy stores will keep their doors open until 1 a.m. Friday, before reopening at 8 a.m. Friday.
“The reality is, customers have shown that they want to shop on Thanksgiving evening and we want to be there to serve those customers,” Best Buy spokesman Jeff Shelman told The Huffington Post on Wednesday.
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In addition to announcing the extended shopping hours, Best Buy on Wednesday, Nov. 12, launched a section of its website previewing the deals it has on tap for the biggest shopping day of the year. That page includes a digital version of the store’s Black Friday ad, which includes deals on goods from 4K TVs to Apple MacBooks, to Xbox One and Playstation 4 systems, accessories and games.
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Among the most eye-catching deals in the Best Buy Black Friday ad are a 50-inch Panasonic LED 1080p HDTV for $199.99, a 55-inch 4K Samsung LED TV for $899.99, an Xbox One game console bundled with “Assassin’s Creed: Unity,” “Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag” and “Dance Central Spotlight” for $429.99, and a PlayStation 4 console bundled with “Grand Theft Auto V” and “The Last of Us Remastered” for $399.99.
Best Buy wasn’t the only major retailer to release or have its Black Friday ads leaked Wednesday. The Walmart Black Friday ad and the Big Lots Black Friday ad were also made public, and many more ads are expected to surface soon. NerdWallet is continuing to scour the Internet for the latest ad leaks and will report on them as soon as they’re made available. Shoppers can also keep an eye out for Black Friday deals yourself with these tips.
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