Black Friday 2011: Costco Deals Leaked
Costco's Black Friday deals leaked recently and gave shoppers a sneak peak at the offers to debut on the biggest shopping day of the year.
According to an Ozcarguide.com report, the wholesale retailer will offer $40 off Hannspree 24-inch Class 1080p LED Edge Lit HDVT televisions. Costco is also offering $180 off Dell 17.3-inch Laptop PCs and $250 off HP G6S 15.6-inch Blu-ray laptops
The retailer will also be discounting digital cameras, such as the Canon Elph 310HS and the Nikon Coolpix S6100.
Many other retailers have broken away from the tradition of concealing Black Friday deals from consumers. Amazon, an online retailer, unveiled a lightning deals section on their website featuring discounted items for a limited time. The deals change throughout the day, forcing shoppers to constantly check the page so they do not miss a bargain.
Amazon said it would offer sales on items such as electronics, magazine subscriptions, clothing, shoes, jewelry and even groceries.
Walmart has made a move similar to Amazon by revealing sneak peeks at their Black Friday deals to those who sign up at their website or through their Facebook profile. The retailer will be offering deals on electronics, toys and clothes.
Walmart also had a "Super Saturday" event over the weekend, featuring discounted electronics and toys.
Sears is conducting it's own variation of cyber Monday today, offering free shipping on select products ranging from kitchen appliances to tractors. Macy's is also offering 20 percent off items and free shipping today.
To maximize sales, Macy's has decided to open at midnight on Black Friday for the first in the store's 153-year history. Kohl's, Target and Toys R Us have all announced they will be opening their doors at midnight as well.
Holiday retail sales are expected to rise three percent and 212 million people are projected to go shopping on Black Friday, spending around $39 billion, according to Shopper Trak.