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Go back to the old days – you know, four or five years ago – you knew that Black Friday was coming when you started seeing ads for Black Friday. These are scanned PDF or JPEG files, often with noise, of ads from major retailers detailing their Black Friday sales. Devoted to the Sunday newspaper just before Thanksgiving week, these newspapers typically deliver the biggest “stop-off”; sales of the season, with everything from $ 199 gaming consoles to 99 TV dollars.
Cut to 2020, and the landscape is a bit different. Retailers have now “leaked” the circulars on their own websites and on their own schedules, to help drum up sales during their holidays. And since we want you to get the best deals of the season, we’re collecting PDFs and linking to as many of those sales as possible, right here. We include links to the respective online stores, as well as CNET stories where we have featured our favorite deals.
Walmart Black Friday 2020 offers
Walmart is running a three-part series of sales from now through Thanksgiving.
- The Black Friday 1 event starts online at Walmart.com on November 4 at 7 p.m. ET.
- More deals were available on November 7 at 12 a.m. ET and in stores at 5 a.m. local time. Walmart is also holding its annual tire event in stores and online from November 7-13.
- Event 2 will kick off online Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. ET and offers deals on electronics such as TVs, computers and tablets, Walmart said. Additional trades will be available online Nov. 14 at 12 a.m. ET and in stores at 5 a.m. local time.
- Event 3 will kick off online Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. ET, with additional trades made available online Nov. 27 (actual Black Friday) at 12 a.m. ET and in stores at 5am local time.
Walmart posted interactive ad scans of current and November 11 sales at its website:
Best buy deals on Black Friday 2020
Best Buy has revealed a slew of aggressive deals that will start Sunday, November 22nd. The full ad scan is below.
In the meantime, Best Buy is currently running a “Wish List discount” which ends on Sunday, November 8.
Best buy Black Friday 2020
Offer for Black Friday 2020 at Home Depot
Home Depot Black Friday deals start Nov. 6. The full ad scan is below.
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GameStop Black Friday 2020 offers
GameStop has revealed Black Friday’s full trading panel. Many of the deals appear to focus on in-store “movies with door” and it’s unclear how the game retailer will integrate online sales into its plans. That said, the Switch agreement – a console with Mario Kart and a 3-month Nintendo Online membership at no extra charge – appears to be available at other retailers as well.
See more at GameSpot: GameStop Black Friday 2020 Ad and game deals revealed
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More ad scans are coming on Black Friday
In the meantime, here are the links to current and upcoming sales at major retailers.