You may have noticed that Vizio hasn't been prominent in the Black Friday ads leaked online from Best Buy, Target, or Wal-Mart (save for a 26-inch LCD HDTV early special through Wal-Mart). But that doesn't mean the company, which has remained the number-one shipper of HDTVs in the U.S. for another quarter, is ignoring the days after Thanksgiving. Instead Vizio's Black Friday sales will mostly be consigned to the big warehouse chains, Costco and Sam's Club.
Of the two, Costco is getting many more deals, including Vizio's first Blu-ray player (the VBR110) for $99.99 (with a free HDMI cable thrown in) and a sound bar home theater system with wireless subwoofer (VSB210WS) for $199.99. In addition, it's lowering the price for the 55-inch 1080p VF550M LCD by $300 to $1,199.99, the price for the 40-inch 1080p VO400E by $100 to $599.99, and the price for the 32-inch 1080p VL320M by $50 to $399.99. While most of these deals are good over the Black Friday weekend, the VO400E special runs from December 3 to December 20. Costco and Sam's Club share one deal on the 32-inch VO320E, a 720p set whose price has also been chopped by $50 to $339.99.