For those who are in Black Friday power-researching mode and just want the straight scoop on the best Black Friday 2012 HDTV, Plasma, LED and LCD deals and discounts here is the executive summary. You can get discounts up to 74% off television brands like SONY, LG, Mitsubishi and Toshiba. There are also Black Friday 2012 deals on more than 100 different styles, sizes and brands of TVs like Samsung, Panasonic, LG, Vizio, and JVC priced at under $500.
Samsung is by far the brand that with the biggest discounts and the best prices, and presumably the highest number of sales, on Black Friday 2012.
The lowest prices on Black Friday TV deals are at Wal-Mart (WMT), Kmart (SHLD), Best Buy (BBY), and HH Gregg (HGG). The biggest discounts on Black Friday televisions are at Sears, Kmart, Best Buy and Electronics Expo.
Besides those retail stores and websites where you would expect to find great deals on electronics in general and TVs in particular, just about every retail store with open stores and websites has a Black Friday deal on TVs in 2012. Fred's, CVS, Shopko, Toys 'R Us, Stein Mart, Belk, Meijer, BJ's Wholesale, and Bon-Ton would all like to give you their best Black Friday TV deal.
For those who haven't already clicked off to go shopping, there are a few other things you might want to know about all the Black Friday 2012 TV deals...
The electronics category is predicted to be the biggest (or one of the biggest) purchase categories during the 2012 Christmas holiday shopping season. And if you look at all the 2012 Black Friday deals on electronics, it becomes clear that each major retail chain has chosen to focus on one type of electronic device in particular that they can use to blow the competition away.
For Black Friday camera deals, (surprisingly) Kmart and Sears are offering the lowest prices and the biggest discounts in their 2012 Black Friday sales. For Black Friday appliance deals (not surprisingly), Sears is so dominant that it's barely worth mentioning any other appliance retailer's name. It's extremely obvious that Best Buy wanted to position itself as THE retail destination for Black Friday mobile phone deals.
The deal and discount dominator for Black Friday TVs is definitely (very surprisingly) Kmart. Or so they hope.
The question about purchasing Black Friday electronics at Kmart is whether the deals and discounts are on any TVs that you want, or any TVs that are worth having. The biggest Kmart Black Friday discounts and the lowest prices on TVs are for brands like Proscan, RCA and Selki. These brand names are not completely confidence inspiring.
But to be fair, Kmart also has Black Friday deals and discounts on Samsung TVs, by far the most popular brand being peddled on Black Friday. And also to be fair, Best Buy's best Black Friday TV deals include brands like Insignia, and Target's best Black Friday price is on an APEX brand television.
So as with all electronics deals on Black Friday 2012, a great TV deal is not a deal unless it has the features you want, and, of course, unless those features work at least until Black Friday 2013 rolls around. And, as with all electronics, if you can get the exact brand of TV that you want with the exact features that you want, it won't really matter if you got the lowest price or the biggest discount. Any Black Friday savings are a bonus if you were going to buy the TV anyway.
One other thing worth nothing for shoppers who have a Black Friday mindset of bygone days. Black Friday 2012 is not so much a date on the calendar this year (November 23, 2012, in case you forgot), as it is a "season" all its own. In other words, when you click the links on the Black Friday 2012 TV Deals Comparison lists, and you find a TV deal that you want, chances are you can purchase it right now. And the suggestion is that you should.
"Why wait?" is the mantra of Black Friday 2012 and there is nobody on either side of the retail equation - shoppers or retailers - who has a good answer to that question. So, say good-bye to the longstanding Black Friday tradition with fond remembrance, and get shopping while the shopping is good.
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