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Costco Black Friday 2013
Behold! The Costco Black Friday 2013 ad scan is here! While the ad does not reveal Costco’s opening hour, it does showcase an assortment of deals worth taking a look at. Costco will have deals on items from November 24th-December 2nd, and special deals for the Black Friday weekend, from November 28th-December 1st. For a peek at the 9-page ad as well as a summary of the highlights, read on!
Costco Black Friday Ad Scans
Costco Best Black Friday Deals 2013
Costco’s best Black Friday deals for 2013 include:
Nov. 24th-Dec. 2nd
- Samsung 10.1” Galaxy Tab: $100 off
- Samsung 2.1 Sound Bar w/Wireless Subwoofer: $105 off
Thanksgiving Weekend: the 29th, 30th, and 1st
- Panasonic ZS25 20x Digital Camera: $179.99 (regularly $249.99)
- Nikon P520 Long Zoom Camera: $299.99 (regularly $449.99)
- Dyson DC50 Multi-Floor Plus Bagless Vacuum: $100 off
- HP 15 Quad TouchSmart 1080p Laptop: $999.99 (regularly $1,249.99)
- Saeco Xsmall Automatic Espresso Machine: $249.99 (regularly $349.99)
- Smarter Tools 3,000W Running/3,500W Peak Portable Generator w/Electric Start and Battery: $299.99 (regularly $399.99)
- 909 Tools 300-pc. Ultimate Super Drill Bit Set: $59.99 (Regularly $79.99)
Best Costco Black Friday Deals from 2012
The opening hour last year for the best Costco Black Friday deals from 2012 was much like the ads themselves: practical. At 9am the popular wholesale superstore opened its doors Friday morning and avoided the trend of retail stores like Target or Toys ‘R Us opening Thanksgiving night. Costco’s sale went until Sunday night, letting shoppers not feel crammed and rushed all on Friday. The items of the sale were in line with how Costco works: better to buy items in bulk.
The 12-page ad easily divided into three parts: three promotional pages, five in-store pages, and four online-only ones. For the in-store discounts, the cheap items to buy in bulk included two $3-off items: the K. Bell Ladies’ No-Show Sock 9-pack for $6.99 and the world’s softest socks for ladies at $6.99 per 3-pack. Both items had the tag “no limit” in the ad, a unique part of Costco’s ad as compared to other megastores, and the “no limit” included all other winter clothing on sale. A lot of fleece pants and pajamas for men and women dominated that category.
Electronics proved to be another big area for Costco discounts, with $25, $50, and $70 off for the Sony Sound Bar with Subwoofer, the TomTom VIA 1605TM 6” GPS, and the Canon HF-R300 High-Definition Camcorder, respectively. All three had the “Limit to 3” label. These were in-store discounts, which can be compared to the online-only offers. Multiple Dell laptops and desktops went on sale, the cheapest deal being the $399 Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop with Intel Core i3 Processor, 4GB memory, 500GB hard drive with built-in Microsoft Office Home and Student (off $100).
So, how well did Costco do after Black Friday 2012? The discount retailer had some good results, as evident from the press release of the first quarter of its fiscal year 2013 (ending November 25, 2012). Its domestic net profit grew 7% and its international sales grew 9%. The net sales ended up being $23.20 billion, up considerably when compared to the same quarter in 2011, $21.18 billion. The online-only portion of the Black Friday ad definitely seemed to play a part in this success, but in-person shopping was still alive and well. The trend toward bulk shopping around the holidays was not missed by Costco.
Costco Black Friday Store Hours
Costco’s Black Friday store hours haven’t been revealed yet. For a full listing of store hours, please check out our Black Friday Store Hours page!