Target is currently offering a 4-day sale in the run-up to Black Friday later this week. Some of the deals appear to be excellent, but others appear to be more hype than anything else. However, by looking at reviews and comparing prices to other retailers, it looks like Target's early Black Friday sale can be better (and easier) than the real Black Friday, including deals on Vizio TV's and Apple iPods.
One of the more prominent deals at Target's early Black Frday sale is the 32-inch Vizio LCD HDTV (E321VL) for only $269, which is $30 off Targets original price of $299. The discount might not be huge, but the price is cheaper than other retailers, including Amazon who is currently offering the same TV for $349, plus shipping, which comes out to about $100 more than Target.
Out of eight reviews on Amazon, this TV has a 5-star average, with six 5-star reviews and two 4-star reviews. Across the board, the image quality was praised, but few were as happy with the sound, which is a common complaint among HDTV's in this price range.
One reviewer, who goes by the handle Goldfish, said: “I'm extremely pleased with it and there is no way I would look at any other TV for this price range. It includes plenty of options for connectivity, a great warranty, and a beautiful picture!”
Another reviewer, Sammy Clemensm said the Vizio TV is “worth MUCH more than that - a very pleasant surprise.”
He added: “For most people's purposes, the resolution, refresh rate, etc. are more than adequate. At proper viewing distances, you will not discern a difference between this and a much more expensive TV.
Another of Target's early Black Friday deals is the Apple iPod classic 160GB MP3 Player for only $220, which is $25 off Target's regular price and $9 cheaper than Amazon's best price.
This iPod is a popular version of Apple's beloved iPod family and a great early Black Friday deal, as Apple items are rarely discounted as much as this.
Reviews are also overwhelmingly positive, with a 4-star average out of 681 reviews on Amazon.
All in all, a good deal for people hoping to score Black Friday prices for Apple products.