The Black Friday 2015 ads have started to leak, and one for Sam’s Club shows that video game fans will get some early deals.
The retailer is reportedly offering the first Playstation 4 bundle of the season, with leaked reports that shoppers will get a two-week head start on getting their video game fix.
The report of the Black Friday 2015 deal first came through I4U news, which noted that Sam’s Club would be offering a PS4 console and free game for $299 in a sale that starts Saturday, November 14. The deal will allow shoppers to save about $50 off the retail price for the PS4, which dropped by another $50 in October to $349.
As the I4U report notes, the Sam’s Club deal is likely to return for Black Friday 2015 and will probably be matched by other retailers.
“The Sam’s Club Sony PS4 deal is the best yet announced for the Black Friday 2015 season. We believe that this PS4 console deal will be matched by other retailers on Black Friday or earlier. There will be at least $50 discounts on Sony PS4 console bundles. The Sam’s Club warehouse deal is leading the way.
The Sam’s Club stores open at 7 a.m. on Saturday, November 14 for this special holiday sale. Browse the four-page Sam’s Club Holiday Savings Celebration 2015 Ad to see all deals. Sam’s Club says that the advertised deals are the best for the whole Holiday season ending December 24.”
Though the busiest shopping day of the year is still three weeks away, a number of chains have already leaked some of the deals they will be offering on Black Friday.
— ABC News (@ABC) November 3, 2015
Walmart has already released its 2015 Toy Book, with deals actually starting at the beginning of the month and running right through to Christmas Eve.
— CNET (@CNET) October 31, 2015
Some highlights include (via Al.com) the following items.
Lego Star Wars TIE Fighter – $69
Monster High Deadluxe High School Playset – $129, regularly $144
Disney Doc McStuffins Pet Veck Check Up Center – $69, was $74.44
Backyard Discovery Monticello Cedar Swing Set – $597.97
PlayStation 4 Star Wars Battlefront 500 GB bundle – $349
Walmart also has some options for tech lovers, including an Apple iPad Mini 2 with 16 GB of storage for $199. There will be more Black Friday 2015 deals coming soon from Walmart.
Wal-Mart has not yet released its full Thanksgiving or Black Friday ads.
While the leaked Sam’s Club ad is the first PS4 bundle of the Black Friday 2015 season, shoppers might end up seeing a lot of the same. Consumer Reports predicted that there would be a lot of price matching, so stores like Target and Walmart will be willing to match competitors’ deals rather than risk losing customers.
“Today, more retailers are matching online and in-store pricing,” the report noted. “Just two weeks ago Target announced that it would expand its in-store and online price-matching policy by adding 24 online competitors, including warehouse clubs. Last year, Walmart started matching the prices of about 30 online competitors, and Best Buy has been price matching with seven online retailers, including Amazon, for years. These are all part of what we believe will be a growing trend that can help you get the best deals.”
But there could be some caveats to that trend, the report noted. Stores often require an exact match on the product in order to match a deal, and many brands — especially televisions — end up creating a special run on a product just for Black Friday. So finding an exact match in many cases would be impossible.
Full details on the leaked Sam’s Club ad for Black Friday 2015 can be found here.
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