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Posted Nov 4, 2008 - 1:03 pm

I was in the local Best Buy today and actually found someone willing to share a bit of info. The laptop that will be sold cheap($209 to $229 range) this year will possibly be a Dell. The drawback is NO CD/DVD drive. I believe this is really good info because the person volunteering it has been really go on info in the past ( he is the floor manager). What looks like the best deal is going to be 2 different TV's. One is an incredible deal ( like 60% off normal price). The really good deals will be in the online addition like they did last year. The desktop will be like the last 2 years ( $199). I have 2 different people in this particular store that are really good about giving info to me and my wife. Yes there is some secrecy surrounding the deals but they cooperate a lot more than Wal Mart.

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Posted Nov 4, 2008 - 2:08 pm

Any info on the size or prices of the tv's?:eyepoppin:eyepoppin:eyepoppin

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Posted Nov 4, 2008 - 2:19 pm

Not that I'm doubting your info, but I find it very hard to believe that Dell would build such a system for BB when it would compete directly with their own BF sales. It would be very hard for Dell to sell a laptop for $349 or some other low price when BB has a Dell for $229. Unless it's one of their netbooks. That I could see happening, (and it might not even be all that great of a deal at $229)

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Posted Nov 4, 2008 - 3:01 pm

Something we noticed that was odd while we were there. Usually when you bought a laptop at this store they had to retrieve it from a locked cage for storage. They had a display of 3 different( all from this weeks sale ad) laptops stacked in a floor display. I have never in all the years I have went into this store seen that. From the description I was getting on the laptop it was being portrayed as a netbook style item. Very basic with nothing extra built into it. It was also being portrayed as a 1 time deal that they were carrying. They were VERY well stocked on just about every laptop on display as well.

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Posted Nov 5, 2008 - 2:56 pm

Did you hear anything on GPSs?

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Posted Nov 5, 2008 - 3:46 pm

Or Blu Ray players?

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Posted Nov 6, 2008 - 3:51 am

I was in the local Best Buy today and actually found someone willing to share a bit of info.
The laptop that will be sold cheap($209 to $229 range) this year will possibly be a Dell. The drawback is NO CD/DVD drive. I believe this is really good info because the person volunteering it has been really go on info in the past ( he is the floor manager). What looks like the best deal is going to be 2 different TV's. One is an incredible deal ( like 60% off normal price). The really good deals will be in the online addition like they did last year. The desktop will be like the last 2 years ( $199).

I have 2 different people in this particular store that are really good about giving info to me and my wife. Yes there is some secrecy surrounding the deals but they cooperate a lot more than Wal Mart.


thanks for the info! I cant wait to hear more on the tv's. I hope they will beat the sears ad buy a ton (even though that is a great price).

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Posted Nov 7, 2008 - 8:56 pm

The BF doorbuster laptop as part of their secret sale not listed in the ad will be a Toshiba, according to the Best Buy manager. He would not give me the model number, though.

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Posted Nov 8, 2008 - 12:29 pm

If every Best Buy manager knew, wouldn't we have an ad by now?
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Posted Nov 8, 2008 - 12:54 pm

I was at BB yesterday and spoke to someone in the computer area. We were discussing anti virus packages and something to get to make our printer wireless so that we can print from our laptops anywhere. I asked him about Black Friday and he said and I will quote "I have seen the ad and we are going to blow another 150 Circuity City stores out of the water with it" He would not give any information because he said that they are told that if they leak info it is an instant dismissal. I am getting so excited I cant wait to see the BB ad.

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Posted Nov 8, 2008 - 1:06 pm


I asked him about Black Friday and he said and I will quote "I have seen the ad and we are going to blow another 150 Circuity City stores out of the water with it"


I really hope this is true! :D

In the past I've gone to Circuity City as my first stop, perhaps this year will be different. Plus, competition amongst chain retailers is good for us... hoping for an awesome Black Friday this year.

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Posted Nov 8, 2008 - 1:10 pm

I really hope this is true! :D

In the past I've gone to Circuity City as my first stop, perhaps this year will be different. Plus, competition amongst chain retailers is good for us... hoping for an awesome Black Friday this year.


I hope he is right too and that I can get stuff online. Last year I tried to go to BB but the line was so long that we ended up going to CC. It was only 5:30pm Thanksgiving and the line wa already to the corner of the building at BB. We ended up being # 11 & 12 at CC until the line jumpers showed up:(:(

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Posted Nov 8, 2008 - 3:13 pm

I was in the local Best Buy today and actually found someone willing to share a bit of info.
The laptop that will be sold cheap($209 to $229 range) this year will possibly be a Dell. The drawback is NO CD/DVD drive. I believe this is really good info because the person volunteering it has been really go on info in the past ( he is the floor manager). What looks like the best deal is going to be 2 different TV's. One is an incredible deal ( like 60% off normal price). The really good deals will be in the online addition like they did last year. The desktop will be like the last 2 years ( $199).

I have 2 different people in this particular store that are really good about giving info to me and my wife. Yes there is some secrecy surrounding the deals but they cooperate a lot more than Wal Mart.



The laptop will not have a CD/DVD drive? I so hope that is wrong. That makes the laptop and without that I might as well play with my kids XO laptop. :rolleyes: Even the ones that that had last year for $150 had a CD/DVD drive. Maybe thay mean it will be a different type of drive. Again, I hope that info is wrong..:yup:

Edited by deelite, Nov 9, 2008 - 4:44 pm.
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Posted Nov 9, 2008 - 5:34 pm

I went to BB this morning, picked up the 299 laptop for my mom. Anyways while we were standing outside,one of the loss prevention guys came out to talk to us, he said that BB may open at 12am on bf. He said this is what they are planning but that it's not a def yet. So who knows? It would be cool if they did that, then I would be able to go home and snooze a bit before hitting the rest of the stores, but then again people might start camping out on Tuesday and it could get more hectic than it already has become in the last few yrs.

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Posted Nov 9, 2008 - 6:41 pm

oh my...midnight...gesh.... would have to be per store tihng as the ads would have to be already printed but then again who knows...lol

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Posted Nov 10, 2008 - 6:00 pm

I was at BB yesterday and spoke to someone in the computer area. We were discussing anti virus packages and something to get to make our printer wireless so that we can print from our laptops anywhere.

I asked him about Black Friday and he said and I will quote "I have seen the ad and we are going to blow another 150 Circuity City stores out of the water with it"

He would not give any information because he said that they are told that if they leak info it is an instant dismissal.

I am getting so excited I cant wait to see the BB ad.

I don't think I believe this one, or it would be online by now. I think BB is just lucky that they have no real competition, because they aren't anything to write home about. CC just knows how to disappoint you more than BB when you enter their store.

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Posted Nov 10, 2008 - 6:17 pm

...I think BB is just lucky that they have no real competition, because they aren't anything to write home about. CC just knows how to disappoint you more than BB when you enter their store.


I absolutely agree.
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Posted Nov 10, 2008 - 6:32 pm

Was at the invite event last night. The floor supervisor was saying something about a TV ( $699 on HD TV)on BF that is going to be the best deal of them all on BF. HP desktop $200 Laptop ( ? brand...this will also be the internet ad) $189 to $209 range 1 other laptop in regular BF ad ( maybe a Sony like last year)

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Posted Nov 10, 2008 - 7:39 pm

Was at the invite event last night. The floor supervisor was saying something about a TV ( $699 on HD TV)on BF that is going to be the best deal of them all on BF.
HP desktop $200
Laptop ( ? brand...this will also be the internet ad) $189 to $209 range
1 other laptop in regular BF ad ( maybe a Sony like last year)


17 Days till I line up!!!!! I am sooooo ready!! Dont need a tv, but the desktop and lappy sounds very interesting. :D
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Posted Nov 11, 2008 - 3:08 pm

anyone nowabout the xbox bundles they will have ( example extra controller )

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Posted Nov 11, 2008 - 3:14 pm

I haven't heard anything, not even rumors, about a cheaper Xbox sadly to say. I am really hoping and praying for a low cost Rock Band 2 bundle or even just the drumkit... but, again, haven't even heard rumors about them at this point.
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Posted Nov 11, 2008 - 6:22 pm

We haven't heard anything on the ad. All the planning that we are doing at our store is based on what we think we will see in the ad. Almost always the ad gets leaked on the internet before it gets to employees at BBY.

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Posted Nov 12, 2008 - 7:34 am

Ok seriously...I can't wait any more...where is the ad?!?!?!:eyepoppin

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Posted Nov 12, 2008 - 8:04 am

My wifes sister-in-law works for the local newspaper and says that they put them in a vault when they come in but, hopefully, I can get a copy early and will be sure to let everyone know
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Posted Nov 12, 2008 - 8:51 am

Toshiba A135-S7403 Laptop & 3-in-1 Cannon Printer Package $229.98 XBox 360 Console W/Guitar Hero II and controller-$349.99

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Posted Nov 12, 2008 - 9:33 am

The information I posted is incorrect and it is from last year.

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Posted Nov 13, 2008 - 5:45 am

Me want best buy ad!

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Posted Nov 13, 2008 - 7:24 am

It will be here soon it has leaked to other sites :) One that I am after is Toshiba Amd Turion 64 x2 Daul core 3 gig memory 160 gig hd 379.99 min 15 per store you can upgrade this to 4 gig memory 250 gig hd and sleeve, wired mouse and trend micro antivirus/anti spyware for 479.99 15 laptop packages per store Its ligit they are starting to pput upo the scans now to YAY here comes BB

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Posted Nov 13, 2008 - 7:27 am

Keep in mind that Best Buy has threatened to terminate any affiliate who posts their ad early, so it may or may not appear on the actual BF site, but we'll do our best to get the info out there.

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Posted Nov 13, 2008 - 7:35 am

Wow, BB isn't even worth a passing glance this year.




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