Best Buy’s Black Friday 2015 ads have just been leaked online very early this morning, but the 2015 Black Friday Best Buy release makes it clear that we might as well start referring to Thanksgiving Day as Black Thursday. Some of the best Black Friday doorbusters will be available to those willing to forego time with family in order to save a buck on items like a Samsung 4K TV or a an Apple Watch. But are these Black Friday deals actually worth skipping Thanksgiving Day over?
[UPDATE] The fully leaked Walmarts ads are now online! In addition, Walmart has announced a major change to their Black Friday sales strategy that is a game changer.
The Thanksgiving Day invasion has many Americans unhappy with the continuing trend toward starting Black Friday early. According to a Black Friday survey released by FatWallet, the majority of Americans believe Best Buy, Walmart, and others need to start following the example set by companies like REI.
- 42 percent said they do not like stores opening on Thanksgiving
- 26 percent said Black Friday sales start way too early
- 29 percent think there are so many sales now that it doesn’t matter
- 5 percent said they like to shop on Thanksgiving
At the same time, Brent Shelton of FatWallet says Americans still believe that waiting in line for the Black Friday doorbusters is a good strategy.
“Despite ever early Black Friday creep and some disdain for stores opening on Thanksgiving, consumers still expect the deepest savings during the main holiday weekend,” said Shelton. “They know their best opportunity to make smarter purchases happen when they can compare all the deals from all the Black Friday ads versus settling for what retailers offer in select early sales.”
Best Buy’s Black November
Like many other retailers, Best Buy’s Black Friday 2015 ads emphasize that some of the best deals are starting right now for the so-called Black November sales. They are currently offering a 55-inch 1080p Toshiba TV for just $349. If you sign up for a Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, or S6 Edge+ on contract, you also get a $250 Best Buy gift card back. There are also other Best Buy deals for an Apple MacBook, iMac, and various speaker brands.
Best Buy’s Doorbusters Compared
Of course, what everyone is probably looking for is the 2015 Black Friday Best Buy 4K TV doorbusters. One of the better deals is the Samsung 60-inch 4K UHD Smart LED TV for $799.99, which normally is priced at $1,499. As a comparison, one of the recent Sam’s Club “Shocking Value” specials was a RCA 65″ 4K Ultra HD Smart TV for only $798.
Sam’s Club’s 4K TV deals also beat out Best Buy’s Black Friday ads leaked so far. Sam’s club is offering a Samsung 65″ Class Curved 4K Ultra HD Smart TV for $1,478, but the Best Buy deal for a non-curved 65″ Samsung 4K TV is only $1,999.99 (normally $2,500).
At the same time, Sam’s Club is not offering a middle ground option with a 60″ 4K TV. It’s possible that when Walmart’s Black Friday ads leak there will be such a deal, but right now, the Best Buy deal on the 60″ 4K TV seems to be the best offer so far.
Black Friday 2015: Best Buy’s List
Otherwise, FatWallet highlighted some of their favorite Black Friday deals from the leaked ads.
- PS4 / Xbox One bundles starting at $299
- Toshiba 49″ 1080p LED HDTV (49L310U) – $149.99 In-Store Only
- Samsung 40″ 1080p LED HDTV (UN40H5003AFXZA) + Xbox One: The LEGO Movie Videogame Bundle- $499.98 In-Store Only
- Samsung 60″ Smart 4K Ultra HDTV (UN60JU6390FXZA) – $799.99
- Apple MacBook Pro 13.3″ w/ i5 Processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD (MD101LL/A) – $899.99
- Stocking Stuffer Movies (Assorted Titles) – From $1.99 Each
- Blu-Ray Movies (Assorted Titles) – $9.99
- CDs (Assorted) – $6.99
- Bose SoundTrue On-Ear Headphones – $59.99
You can check out the full scans of the leaked Best Buy ads on FatWallet.com.
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