Best Buy Black Friday 2010: Good deals? Sometimes.(Read article summary)
Some of the items listed in Best Buy's Black Friday ads – like a $699 50-inch HDTV – are aggressively priced. Others aren't.
Best Buy has now weighed in with its sale offerings for the big shopping day after Thanksgiving.
Does Best Buy Black Friday 2010 offer great deals? It depends.
In an ongoing trend toward pushing down HDTV prices, Best Buy is offering a Panasonic Viera 50-inch plasma TV for an amazing $699. That's better than any online deal we could find and $150 cheaper than Amazon.com's price.
But these are "doorbusters" – sale items available in limited quantities to early bird shoppers willing to line up for Best Buy's 5 a.m. opening on Black Friday.
The chain's all-day Black Friday deals are more mixed.
Ditto for the Flip Video UltraHD U260W Video Recorder at $99.99. That's $30 off the lowest current price we could find online.
Just because it's a Black Friday sale doesn't mean an item is a great deal. Savvy shoppers will have to do a little research to separate the gems from the also-rans.