Best Buy enjoys being sneaky with its Black Friday ads, waiting to serve up part two after you’ve had time to digest the leaking of the first part of the advertisement. This year is no different, as the electronics retailer has released the second half of its Black Friday sales, including several more HDTV specials.
Was it worth the wait for potential buyers? Unfortunately, not in all cases. That’s because several of the Black Friday TV deals aren’t offering significant savings over competitors, even today in some cases. For instance, the 47-inch LG 47LV4400 LED-backlit LCD will sell for $699.99 at Best Buy on Friday, but you can already buy it for $677 at Amazon and Walmart. Likewise, the 55-inch LG 55LW5300 bundle with 3D Blu-ray player and four pairs of 3D glasses is a $1,299.99 Best Buy special, but Amazon is currently selling it for $1,199. And the 59-inch Samsung PN59D550C1 plasma will run $1,197.99, but you can purchase it now for $1,199.99 from B&H and Crutchfield with no tax and free shipping.
Even worse, a few deals aren’t even deals compared to what Best Buy is selling them for right now. You save a measly two bucks on the 51-inch Samsung PN51D530 1080p plasma for $647.99, and you don’t save anything on the 32-inch Sony Bravia KDL-32BX320 LCD at $348.99.
In other words, you may be better off with some of the deals from the rest of Best Buy’s Black Friday ad, like a 42-inch 1080p Sharp LCD TV for just $199.99 and the 46-inch 720p Panasonic TC-P46X3 for $399.99. Or maybe the retailer will spring some surprise sales on us.
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