While all the major store retailers, from Walmart to Best Buy and Macy’s, have released big sale ads for the upcoming Black Friday shopping event, there are also hundreds of special deals available online through online retailers like Amazon.
Samsung and Toshiba are two major electronic developers whose products will swamp the online marketplace, and offer consumers a host of alternatives that may be cheaper and allow people the opportunity to shop from the comfort of their own homes.
There seems to be a sale virtually on all kinds of items, and televisions in particular will be popular this season because HDTVs are no longer new to the market and prices are going down. Walmart, Target, and Sears have released big television deals, but Amazon is seeking to lure customers with special promotions that are not found elsewhere.
Limited time offers include 20 percent to 90 percent savings on Toshiba DVD players, like the Toshiba SDP95S and the Toshiba Thrive 10.1-Inch 16 GB Android Tablet AT105-T1016.
The Samsung UN60D6500 60-Inch 1080p 120HZ 3D LED TV will be discounted on Amazon by 31 percent, allowing customers more than $1,000 on savings. AT&T will also be offering several Samsung smartphones online, including the Samsung Galaxy SII, Samsung Captivate Glide, Samsung DoubleTime, and Pantech Pocket.
Despite the conviction of some major retailers to have Black Friday open early Thursday night, there have been a number of petitions by retail employees who are angry over cutting short their Holiday dinner for work.
Many customers who hoped to do some shopping will now have to stay up all night, and it will be interesting to see how successful each retailer is in comparison to strictly online sales, like those offered on Amazon.