With Black Friday once again hovering temptingly on the horizon, reports are coming in that many retailers are doing their very best to ‘leak’ details of their upcoming offers onto the web for the delectation of the public.
So far, notable examples include Best Buy who are set to be selling a 42 inch Sharp TV for $200 instead of $800, Staples selling the BlackBerry PlayBook for $199 instead of $499 and Sears offering a Sony speaker dock for iPhones and iPods for just $99.99.
Best Buy is also gearing up to offer the Verizon Wireless HTC Thunderbolt for free when taken with a two-year service agreement, a myriad of games including Battlefield 3 for $29.99 each and the 8GB version of the iPod Touch for $194.99 which comes with a $50 gift card.
Of course, the Amazon Kindle Fire is set to be released in the meantime at a price of $199, which although highly unlikely to receive any Black Friday discounts is still likely to be one of the hottest sellers in quite extraordinary numbers. Indeed, it is likely to prove that the biggest problem of all with the new Kindle is finding one available in the first place, as demand is expected to outweigh supply, regardless of 5 million already having been ordered by the manufacturer.
Meanwhile, according to reports, Wal-Mart is to be the very best place for buying toys this month, pipping Target and Amazon at the post by way of low prices.