Best Buy's Best 2013 Black Friday Tech Deals
The country's largest electronics retailer is gearing up three waves of sales on Black Friday.
Designed to keep customers coming back to Best Buy (NYSE: BBY), the company's first Black Friday sale begins at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 28.
For those who plan to camp out, the retailer said that it will hand out tickets up to two hours before the store opens.
While no other details were provided, it's safe to assume that the ticket will guarantee a shopper's place in line.
6:00 p.m. Thursday
Apple has charged $399 for the iPad 2 for more than 18 months. On Black Friday, Best Buy will kick off its sale by dropping the price to $299.
The retailer will sell a 65-inch Samsung HDTV for $999 and a 55-inch set from LG for $499. Those deals may sound promising, but buyers should take note of the "only @ Best Buy" promo. This could mean that the TVs are cheap models that were made specifically for Black Friday and may not provide the quality or reliability that consumers expect.
However, consumers can rely on the quality of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display, which will be on sale for $1,099. That's $200 cheaper than the MSRP.
Best Buy will also offer a couple of cheap computers, including a 15.6-inch notebook from Dell for $177 or an 11.6-inch touch screen laptop from Asus for $249.
12:00 a.m. Friday
Unknown. Best Buy is staying quiet on this one.
10:00 a.m. Friday
HTC's critically acclaimed phone, the HTC One, will receive a hefty price cut of $170. Consumers will pay just $29.99 for the device with a two-year contract.
Apple's MacBook Air will sell for $150 less than the MSRP.
Hewlett-Packard's Split 2-in-1 13.3" Touch Screen Laptop will be sold at a $230 discount, bringing the price down to $499.99.
Big spenders can get a 65-inch slim Samsung Smart TV for $1,997.99 (a $502 savings), a 60-inch version for $1,597.99 (a $402 savings) or a 55-inch edition for $1,297 (also a $402 savings).
Each TV includes four pairs of 3D glasses.
Gamers can get a Wii U Black Friday Mario Bundle for $319.97. The package includes New Super Mario Bros. U, New Super Luigi U, NintendoLand and an extra controller, amounting to a $50 savings.
There's also a $189.99 Xbox 360 bundle that includes Tomb Raider, Halo 4, Darksiders II and Batman: Arkham City.
Last but not least, Best Buy will sell the standard iPad Air for $449.99. All other iPad Air models will be on sale as well.
Disclosure: At the time of this writing, Louis Bedigian had no position in the equities mentioned in this report.
Louis Bedigian is the Senior Tech Analyst and Features Writer of Benzinga. You can reach him at louis(at)benzingapro(dot)com. Follow him @LouisBedigianBZ
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