Best Buy likes to hide the later pages of its Black Friday ad --viewable only online -- until it's closer to the actual day, and BlackFriday.Info has just posted a scan of those "missing" pages. It includes several more HDTV sales, but none is worth getting excited over.
That's because the pricing on these "deals" is either exactly the same as you can find elsewhere online or just $1 or $2 cheaper in order for Best Buy to crow it has the lowest price on a particular set. Here are a few examples:
Samsung UN32C4000 (32-inch 720p LED-backlit LCD) Best Buy Black Friday price: $497.99 Current Amazon.com price: $499.99 Current Dell.com price: $497.99
Sony Bravia KDL-40EX400 (40-inch 1080p LCD) Best Buy Black Friday price: $549.99 Current SonyStyle.com price: $549.99 Current Walmart price: $548
Samsung PN58C500 (58-inch 1080p plasma) Best Buy Black Friday price: $1,197.99 Current Amazon.com price: $1,199.99 Current TigerDirect.com price: $1,199.99
Sony Bravia KDL-55HX800 (55-inch 1080p LED-backlit 3D-ready LCD) Best Buy Black Friday price: $1,998.99 Current Amazon.com price: $1,997.99 Current SonyStyle.com price: $1,999.99
Now the fact is that Samsung and Sony dictate that pricing for their HDTVs pretty much remains the same across all retail channels, so Best Buy doesn't really have much wiggle room to play around with anyway. However, you shouldn't feel like you need to rush out to Best Buy on Black Friday or this weekend for these particular deals. Unless you're in one of the states where Amazon.com has to collect state tax, you'll do better just ordering from the online giant instead.