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#31 Bruiser1  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 13, 2008 - 11:03 am

In reference to the laptop, the price is good but certainly not great. I would suggest to keep looking as I've seen much better systems on sale this year for just a couple of dollars more. Black Friday does look very disappointing so far...

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Posted Nov 13, 2008 - 11:21 am

Once again I'll be doing my BB BF shopping online. Nothing I'm willing to wait in line for.

#33 dbaby4ever  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 13, 2008 - 11:32 am

Here I was so excited because they opened a BB in my area. I was soooooooo excited to open the ad and scan it to the very last page. I get to the end and I'm like "THAT'S IT????" :mad: I guess I won't have to put BB on my list this year.

#34 MrPenny  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 13, 2008 - 11:36 am

I have reviewed the ads and I agree with everyone on here. A major disappointment this year. With this being a so called "terrible retail time" I was expecting deals that would literally pack the stores with shoppers. The deals are nothing more than regular sale priced items as they have been priced throughout the year.

#35 Edbingo  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 13, 2008 - 11:45 am

You all said the same thing last year: http://forums.gottad...ead.php?t=87715

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I was one who was saying it last year...I still feel that way and this year is another let down. However, there may be some surprises come the week (or morning) of BF. Either way, I think I'll be doing my shopping online.

#36 Tara3117  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 13, 2008 - 12:04 pm

I remember feeling disappointed last year and last year's BF was my worst yet! This year isn't shaping up to be any better and I feel less and less bad about having to work that day. I'm a little worried that it's me and my lack of Christmas spirit. Last year I blamed it on finishing grad school, but this year I don't have any excuse.
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#37 dubbfoolio  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 13, 2008 - 12:06 pm

this might be an online blackfriday for me! some of these deals are identical to what they offered last year. The best buy ad is pretty lackluster, especially the "doorbusters".

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Posted Nov 13, 2008 - 12:08 pm

Everyone who shops BB during the holidays knows the best BF deals from Best Buy are announced the last week before Thanksgiving with unadvertised doorbusters that will be posted on their website. They've been doing it for a couple years now, and I have no doubt we'll see some crazy deals come across that everyone will be itching to buy. Their ad nearly always is nothing exciting, they save some of the best stuff till last minute so it doesn't leak out to their competitors.

#39 General MarioXx  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 13, 2008 - 12:23 pm

ya im hoping for the last minute online deals. anyone have any idea if they think bb will drop a nice hdtv for cheap?

#40 mysticmage  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 13, 2008 - 12:35 pm

This doesn't even look like a BF ad, just something that you'd find normally from Best Buy... I may want that monitor though (SS, 19").
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Posted Nov 13, 2008 - 12:36 pm

I just noticed the TV show and Blu-Ray movie deals which is easily missed on the ad scans. Thsoe are some good deals I'll get on Thanksgiving Day on their website. I need Office Season 3, and all of House seasons.

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Posted Nov 13, 2008 - 12:42 pm

Gotta agree with the majority of the people...a real letdown on the ad. I was hoping to find a 22" LCD monitor for a good price, and not a single one that big listed. Looking more and more like it will be a sleep in morning.

#43 Djinnmage  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 13, 2008 - 12:45 pm

$69 8GB Sansa Fuze is really nice.

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Posted Nov 13, 2008 - 12:54 pm

With a little effort, you can get all (PC is what everyone else will have, fair deal, not a doorbuster so no standing in line for that one) the below for lower than the listed price already. :eyepoppin

While I would have liked to have seen the $200 laptop and $179 desktop listed I think they will still be added as usual.

Nice deal on the Nuvi 205. I like the $99 19" LCD Monitor. Decent price on the 1TB My Book. The $299 desktop is still a good deal. Good storage, memory adequate for my intended use, nice monitor, Vista Home Premium versus the Basic!
This will make for a nice PC for my 11 year olds. Neighbor needs a laptop and the Toshiba listed at $379 will be great for his needs.

No, I haven't bailed on BB this BF. I will be picking up these items and hoping for the usual late announced DBs.



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Posted Nov 13, 2008 - 12:56 pm

stupid question but when does BF online starts? Wednesday night/thursday morning (12am Thursday) or Thursday night/Friday morning (12am Friday)? thx.

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Posted Nov 13, 2008 - 1:04 pm

Brad probably knows for sure, but was 12am Wednesday, but I can't remember if that was eastern or central time. I do remember it took a little while for the prices to start showing up on the website, but the website ran real well during the sale, I didn't have any issues navigating the website, and 0 errors.

#47 jade6700  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 13, 2008 - 1:07 pm

Brad probably knows for sure, but was 12am Wednesday, but I can't remember if that was eastern or central time. I do remember it took a little while for the prices to start showing up on the website, but the website ran real well during the sale, I didn't have any issues navigating the website, and 0 errors.


Had to be eastern since I'm pacific and was done shopping just after 9:00PM Wed night.

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Posted Nov 13, 2008 - 1:33 pm

i'm sure it will still take me two hours to get into bestbuy regardless of the lack of deals

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Posted Nov 13, 2008 - 1:53 pm

it took til 2 am for all the prices to change on the things I had in my cart. No problems.

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Posted Nov 13, 2008 - 1:55 pm

Sometimes I think maybe I have just bought so many "amazing" deals in years past that the current year just looks okey dokey. But I'll be as the day gets closer, I have packed my coat with the essentials, have rewritten my lists for the 700 hundreth time, and the excitement is building.......I'll bet I come home again this year with "amazing" deals :)

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Posted Nov 13, 2008 - 1:59 pm

I am A BF BB Shopper, camping out for the last 3 years with a lot of good luck.... I've got to know the management at my local best buy well and the talk at the store level is the same.... not the best BF Ad BB could muster... They think that they will still have the Lines go around the block with this ad like years past... just b/c people are "Used to doing it" But they admit the AD is underwhelming and there are no KNOCKOUT deals.... I for one will skip this year and do the Online thing... there's nothing worth waiting in line for 10 hours.

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Posted Nov 13, 2008 - 2:16 pm

WOW!!!!! I really thought that this major retailer would have had some knock down deals! I was like Best Buy alright but then looking at the ad and i instantly got bummed. Yeah the lap top sounds good but i expected so much better deals and doorbuster knock down prices i guess. Oh well hopefully the next major retailer will have something better for us!

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Posted Nov 13, 2008 - 2:25 pm

I would like to get dd13 the pink camera for $69, but don't want to wait in line for it. Anyone know where I can get one for about that price? It can be any camera brand, as long as it's pink and at least 7mp. I would also like the monitor deal. I think I can order that online, but the camera is a db.
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#54 Jimit87  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 13, 2008 - 2:51 pm

Very disappointed...that's all.

#55 mengyu  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 13, 2008 - 3:21 pm

oh good, i thought i was the only person really dissapointed by the much anticipated BF deals

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Posted Nov 13, 2008 - 3:57 pm

What a big let down this year...i was looking forward to the good deal on the TV i might have to do my shopping online. Might check the store deals when the rush has died down.

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Posted Nov 13, 2008 - 4:15 pm

Glad it's not just me! I only wanted a 32 inch TV for my daughters room and I never heard of Dynex and the 499 for the Samsung is not a deal when I can get a 32 at walmart now for that price:( :(

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Posted Nov 13, 2008 - 4:22 pm

Dynex is a private brand of BB. Below is a little more info.

Exclusive Brands

Best Buy owns some of the brands it sells. Best Buy currently has five private labels which include Insignia, Dynex, Init, Geek Squad, and Rocketfish. Insignia focuses on electronic equipment, including televisions, monitors, car stereos, home theater systems, and portable video and audio players.[24] VPR Matrix (discontinued) focused on personal computers and accessories including desktops, notebooks and computer monitors. Dynex focuses on a wide variety of economically priced computer and entertainment accessories such as storage media, data and power cables, webcams, and office supplies, with recent forays into electronics such as high definition LCD televisions. Init focuses on storage products such as media storage, equipment bags, totes and furniture for home theaters. The Geek Squad brand can be found on the company's high end computer accessories and cables. Rocketfish focuses on high end cables primarily used with home theater installation and setup as well as on computer accessories. Rocketfish is promoted as a brand that focuses on consumer input to develop its products. Insignia TVs and electronics include parts made by Toshiba, Sylvania, Sharp, Sony, and LG.

Glad it's not just me! I only wanted a 32 inch TV for my daughters room and I never heard of Dynex and the 499 for the Samsung is not a deal when I can get a 32 at walmart now for that price:( :(



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Posted Nov 13, 2008 - 4:28 pm

WoW!!!! I was hoping to upgrade my laptop, but these deals are no great "doorbuster" deals like I was hoping for. For $70 more I can get the same Toshiba laptop at newegg.com and not have to camp out for 24 hours........ Really disappointed again this year :mad:

#60 General MarioXx  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 13, 2008 - 4:28 pm

dynex seems to have a lower picture quality than brands such as samsung or sharp. i know this is a personal observation, but i was looking into a dynex last year, an it just doesnt seem to stack up.




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