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#1 Brad  ONLINE  

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Posted Aug 21, 2007 - 6:00 pm

This is the official thread for Black Friday related discussion of HDTVs, regardless of if the items are actually in ads or not. This post will be updated with information about HDTVs that appear in Black Friday ads as they are released. As this thread will likely get very long, if you are responding to a specific question or comment, please quote that post to keep the thread easy to follow. If you are looking for a deal before Black Friday on a specific HDTV, post in our Deal Finder Service board and others can help you out. Threads posted about HDTVs in the Black Friday Discussion forum will likely be merged into this forum, so to help out the admins and mods, please keep all discussion in this thread.

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Posted Aug 21, 2007 - 6:00 pm

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Posted Sep 14, 2007 - 7:17 am

should I wait in line for hours for a plain ole tv? I think the ones that are in high demand are the hdtv's and the lcd tv's. We just want one for $100 or less for my daughter. What do you all think? :tongue1:

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Posted Sep 14, 2007 - 7:24 am

I don't think so. Target usually has some good ones on ad before Christmas & not necessarily on bf for around $88. I got one for my husband 2 Chrismas' ago for his shed. It's a 20" Memorex I think & it works great. They had a good amount of stock too, it was just in their normal Sunday ad on the cover. HTH Kristy

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Posted Sep 14, 2007 - 7:26 am

Thanks, I have not been out on BF in 2 years. I have decided to go out this year, but we usually go for the little things since we are on a budget.

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Posted Sep 14, 2007 - 7:44 am

Last year my walmart had the regular TVs left at BF prices for months after BF.
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Posted Sep 14, 2007 - 8:38 am

limabean -- first off, welcome to the forum!

No, I wouldn't camp out. Let's say your looking at a TV that retails for $175, and is on sale for BF for $100.

Is it worth camping out for 12 hours and enduring the madness and waiting in line for an hour to check out to grab a TV to save $75? In mathematical terms, $75/13 hours (12+1) = $5.76/hour.

And you might be enduring weather to make that $5.76/hour... Depending on where you live... Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

It comes down to what's your time worth?

However, consider places that are less popular, like Staples, Officemax and Office Depot.

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Posted Sep 14, 2007 - 8:47 am

limabean -- first off, welcome to the forum!

No, I wouldn't camp out. Let's say your looking at a TV that retails for $175, and is on sale for BF for $100.

Is it worth camping out for 12 hours and enduring the madness and waiting in line for an hour to check out to grab a TV to save $75? In mathematical terms, $75/13 hours (12+1) = $5.76/hour.

And you might be enduring weather to make that $5.76/hour... Depending on where you live... Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

It comes down to what's your time worth?

However, consider places that are less popular, like Staples, Officemax and Office Depot.


Yay! We think alike when it comes to Mathematical terms. I am a math/education major :cheesy: . I might hit the stores after they open to avoid the rush of people.

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Posted Sep 14, 2007 - 9:05 am

Yay! We think alike when it comes to Mathematical terms. I am a math/education major :cheesy: . I might hit the stores after they open to avoid the rush of people.

I drive my wife nuts.

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Posted Sep 14, 2007 - 9:26 am

Kmart has normally had a TV on sale on turkey day (not LCD)

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Posted Sep 14, 2007 - 9:43 am

Update on the end of analog TV:

http://slashdot.org/...3/0121237.shtml

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Posted Sep 14, 2007 - 10:12 am

Update on the end of analog TV:

http://slashdot.org/...3/0121237.shtml


Yeah, way too many folks haven't switched yet. Digital television is still a choice and not a requirement.

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Posted Sep 14, 2007 - 10:50 am

I drive my wife nuts.


Me Too:yup:

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Posted Sep 14, 2007 - 11:14 am

haha well my husband thinks I am whacky.

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Posted Sep 14, 2007 - 11:32 am

Rather than wait in line of BF, you could also possibly spend that time filling out envelopes for the McDonalds Monopoly game and get a great deal on a TV at Best Buy.

Details: http://forums.gottad...ead.php?t=80341

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Posted Sep 14, 2007 - 6:09 pm

Rather than wait in line of BF, you could also possibly spend that time filling out envelopes for the McDonalds Monopoly game and get a great deal on a TV at Best Buy.

Details: http://forums.gottad...ead.php?t=80341


Great point, Brad. :yup:

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Posted Sep 14, 2007 - 7:18 pm

Best thing to do is to check out the prices at stores after the ads come out and then decide if it is worth your time. I dont think that regular tv's will be floding the ads, unless they are combo ones. Most people are wanting LCD or plasma and that is what draws them in.

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Posted Sep 15, 2007 - 4:15 am

I wouldn't even pay for a SD-TV. You could see if someone is giving away their old set on http://www.freecycle.org/ .

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Posted Sep 15, 2007 - 1:22 pm

i would stand out in line just for the experience or stuff...but its up to you....i just go for the fun it ...lol

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Posted Sep 18, 2007 - 2:30 am

Well my DS's TV somehow ended up on the floor faced down. Looks like I will be shopping for a TV this year. Keeping fingers crossed for a good deal on a flat screen for around $100.

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Posted Sep 18, 2007 - 5:47 am

If a SD TV is the only thing you are looking for, then I would not bother with being at a store super early on BF, as there is very little demand, and there may not even be a sale on them. Everyone will be knocking the doors down for some Plasma or LCD deal.

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Posted Sep 19, 2007 - 8:03 pm

i wonder if you can get 47-50" for $800 or less?

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Posted Sep 19, 2007 - 11:34 pm

What do you think that the best price will be on a 36-42" LCD TV? DH wants one. That will be the main thing I am after.

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Posted Sep 20, 2007 - 4:52 am

me too

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Posted Sep 20, 2007 - 11:18 am

What do you think that the best price will be on a 36-42" LCD TV? DH wants one. That will be the main thing I am after.


I need one too!!!! If you find out, please let me know!

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Posted Sep 20, 2007 - 12:06 pm

Rather than wait in line of BF, you could also possibly spend that time filling out envelopes for the McDonalds Monopoly game and get a great deal on a TV at Best Buy.

Details: http://forums.gottad...ead.php?t=80341


But I thought Best buy wasnt involved with the Mcdonalds monopoly game this year? Dis I miss something?

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Posted Sep 21, 2007 - 4:51 am

We were looking a tv yesterday. We already have a 50 inch Samsung DLP which we love and the 32 inch Westinghouse that is a nice bedroom tv .. We want to get another HDTV for our main living room around a 42 inch. Ihope someone has a great deal on the
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Posted Sep 21, 2007 - 5:19 am

Rather than wait in line of BF, you could also possibly spend that time filling out envelopes for the McDonalds Monopoly game and get a great deal on a TV at Best Buy.


But I thought Best buy wasnt involved with the Mcdonalds monopoly game this year? Dis I miss something?


You didn't miss anything. Brad posted that prior to the release of the 2007 McDonald's Monopoly game rules. Best Buy isn't participating this year. McDonald's 2007 game partners are Toys R Us and Foot Locker.

Best Buy will still have some great prices on TV's on BF. I'm in the market for a 37" LCD HD...

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Posted Sep 22, 2007 - 9:23 pm

anyone expect 42" and up to be under $700 this year? thanks

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Posted Sep 24, 2007 - 6:45 am

anyone expect 42" and up to be under $700 this year?
thanks


I think this is very likely for two reasons. You can get a 42" HD plasma most days for $765 at Circuit City (if you can get a 10% coupon). Additionally, I got a 42" Sanyo HD plasma on clearance at WalMart for $700 back in July (at other locations, they were even cheaper at $550). Unfortunately, it's needing to be returned (I'm not happy with the warranty policy on it).

What I'm curious about is whether there will be a 50" that cracks the $1000 barrier. I'm becoming more and more convinced one will.




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