Like every year, Black Friday in 2012 provides an excellent opportunity to start Christmas shopping and take advantage of some impressive promotional sales and deals from popular retailers. Most stores will be opening up very early, to accommodate a large number of potential customers (which is expected to be even greater than last year's 224.6 million shoppers). According to industry sources, Walmart
and Best Buy
are likely going to be opening at midnight on Black Friday, which is great news for people who want to avoid the midday crowds as much as possible.
Best Buy is kicking off the winter holiday shopping season with a list of interesting sales on computers, television sets, mobile phones, digital cameras and other consumer electronics. So far, they've announced over a dozen deals that could help customers save hundreds of dollars. Their Black Friday 2012 offer includes the HTC 7 Surround Mobile Phone for $199.99, instead of the regular $449.99, the Samsung 51" Class Plasma HD
TV for $699.99 instead of $899.99, and the Kodak EasyShare Max 12 Megapixel Digital Camera for just $191.99, rather than the regular price of $329.99. If a person bought these three items on Black Friday instead of an ordinary shopping day, they would be saving nearly $600.
Update: Thanks to the guys and girls at fatwallet
for helping us correcting a few glaring errors.
One of the biggest retail chains in the world, Walmart is famous for their low price policy and seasonal deals, and they have a lot of special offers in store for Black Friday 2012. Their Dyson DC28 Animal Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner will be on sale for only $399.98, instead of the regular price of $649.00, while their Sceptre 32" Class LCD
will cost only $209.98 on Black friday, rather than (Update: Thanks to stealth_mayhem at SlickDeals
) $224.99 on a shopping regular day. Walmart has announced 43 deals so far, while an intense ad campaign is expected to start around November 10, much like last year.
Some of the most popular stores that will be participating in the shopping event, besides Walmart and Best Buy, are Sears, Target, K-Mart, Costco, Verizon, Kohl's, Dell and Apple. Retailers have already started their Black Friday ad campaigns, and many have announced some of the items that customers can expect to find on their shelves or virtual stores.