It’s the Super Bowl of shopping, the Olympics of overspending, the ultimate culmination of consumer exuberance. It’s Black Friday!
Here’s a list of retail stores and their time-limited doorbuster deals. Be sure to check out Techland’s Black Friday Awards on the final page for an overview of where to find the best (and worst) deals.
Best Buy: 5-9AM
Best Buy uses a ticketing system to avoid stampedes, so make sure to get there early if you want a shot at the better deals. Stores open at 5AM Friday morning, with tickets being passed out up to two hours beforehand.
Samsung 32-inch TV with Nintendo Wii console: $399.99
Toshiba 15.6-inch laptop: $189.99
Nintendo Wii console with Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort and Wii Remote Plus: $169.99
Nook Wi-Fi eReader: $99.99
Samsung Fascinate (Verizon): Free with two-year contract
Panasonic 50-inch Plasma TV: $699.99
EA video games normally priced at $59.99 for PS3/Xbox 360: $34.99
Toshiba Blu-ray player: $59.99
15.5-inch Sony laptop: $399.99
Insignia 10-megapixel digital camera: $59.99
GameStop: 5AM to Noon
Xbox 360 (4GB) console with Madden NFL 11 or Medal of Honor: $199.99
Nintendo Wii console with Just Dance, Wii Sports, and Wii Sports Resort: $199.99
PS3 (160GB) console with God of War I, II, and III: $299.99
Final Fantasy XIII (Xbox 360/PS3): $19.99
PS3/Xbox 360/Wii accessory bundles: $29.99 each
Zenith 42-inch Plasma TV: $399.99
Nintendo DSi + Mario Party: $149.99
7-inch Android tablet: $139.99