Black Friday may not be until Nov. 23, but that it isn’t stopping Amazon from getting in on the craziness a few weeks early.
For those of you outside of the United States, Black Friday is the name given to the busiest shopping day of the year, the day after our Thanksgiving. The name is derived from the fact that many retailers enter the black – or positive territory – on their balance sheets for the year on this one day. It has also become synonymous with crazy sales that sees consumers going nuts and even pepper spraying other shoppers for good gaming deals. Luckily, the Internet has really embraced the Black Friday concept, making it nearly pointless to brave the stores on the actual Black Friday.
Amazon kicked off its Black Friday sales this week with a Black Friday Deals page that brings them all together in one easy to find place. From our glancing over the various deals, those in the market for DSLR deals or a point-and-shoot camera, you’re going to find a lot of tasty deals.
The video game deals are okay, but not the greatest. One standout, however, was a 12 month Xbox Live Gold membership for $48.93 as opposed to the usual $59.99. There are some other deals there, but you’ll need to dig a bit.
And what’s a sale without some love for the smartphone crowd? A lot of carrier phones are an additional $50 off with 2-year contracts, and some off-contract phones are an additional 25 percent off.
The scary thing about all of this? The retailer is promising the really good deals will kick off on Monday, Nov. 19., but if you just can’t wait, we suggest you take a look now for the best selection.
Amazon Opens Black Friday Deals Store Today Offering Thousands of Discounts
Get free shipping on millions of items and great prices on the season’s most popular gifts, including televisions, cameras, video games, movies, books, tools, watches, jewelry, clothing and more
SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 1, 2012– (NASDAQ:AMZN) – Amazon.com, Inc. today announced the launch of its Black Friday Deals Store (www.amazon.com/blackfriday). The deals destination will feature a Deal of the Day, along with limited-time, doorbuster-style Lightning Deals and other huge savings on the hottest electronics, toys, clothing and more, now through Black Friday weekend.
“By visiting our Black Friday Deals Store, customers can expect to find a large selection of the most anticipated products of the season, all for a great price,” said Ben Hartman, Vice President of Consumer Electronics for Amazon.com. “Plus, they can take advantage of free shipping on millions of items through Amazon Prime and FREE Super Saver Shipping.”
Below is a preview of items that will be discounted at various times leading up to Black Friday. Check the Amazon Black Friday Deals Store frequently for deals and pricing (www.amazon.com/blackfriday).
Finding Gift Ideas and Discovering Deals
Today, Amazon launched the Electronics Gift List (www.amazon.com/electronicsgiftlist), a curated list of new and top rated items, organized by category and gift recipient, so shoppers can easily discover the best gifts for everyone on their list.
For more information on the latest deals, follow @AmazonDeals on Twitter and Amazon.com on Facebook. To explore and buy Amazon’s holiday deals from anywhere, use the Amazon Mobile App (www.amazon.com/mobileapp) for your phone or tablet.
Amazon offers free shipping on millions of items every day, year-round, with FREE Super Saver Shipping which is available on eligible orders $25 and over.
Amazon’s Prime members enjoy FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items sold by Amazon.com for only $79 a year. To become a member of Amazon Prime, or to learn more about the membership program, customers can visit www.amazon.com/prime.
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