The best Black Friday deals won't justify creating another "worst Black Friday ever." Hold that thought while we address the Black Friday 2012 issues that are top of mind right now. If you're still looking for the best Black Friday deals, the bad news is that you have already missed some. Thanksgiving Day store openings with early Pre-Black Friday deals have been going on all day. Official Black Friday Store openings at 200+ retail stores and malls started at 8:00 PM (Thanksgiving Day) with Wal-Mart (WMT), Sears (SHLD), and Toys 'R Us. Target joined Black Friday 2012 with its deals and discounts at 9:00 PM
Stores typically open in the wee hours of the morning on the day after Thanksgiving known as Black Friday 2012, named for the period when stores traditionally turn a profit for the year. But Black Friday openings have crept earlier and earlier over the past few years. Now, stores from Wal-Mart to Toys R Us are opening their doors on Thanksgiving evening, hoping Americans will be willing to shop soon after they finish their pumpkin pie.
Desktop sales start at $299.99 for a Pavilion p6-2300t with Intel Celeron G465 processor, 2GB of RAM, 500GB hard drive, and DVD burner. Most other Pavilion p series desktops see $20 or $30 cuts off their base configuration prices, though you can get $80 off a p6-2355 with Intel Core i3-3220 CPU, 8GB of RAM, 1.5TB hard drive, and DVD burner for $499.99
The Finish Line Black Friday sale should be live on their website. However, as of the time of this writing, the links appear to be broken, going to null pages. Letís hope that the Finish Line tech team can sort that out quickly!
In the meantime, hereís the scoop: The Finish Line Weekend Warrior Sale (their rather fitting name for Black Friday) runs online from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, with free shipping on all orders.
Two more noteworthy Black Friday sales have gone live! Reports from would-be customers indicate that these sites are experiencing a very high volume of traffic, so getting onto the websites may be tough at the moment.