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.