Late Wednesday night, November 26, 2014 the Best Buy website went down and some consumers who were expecting to get some great deals online today are not able to get to the site. The Best Buy website seems to be working intermittently, most likely because of the number of people attempting to get on the site. Some electronics items are already shown that they are sold out online and the Black Friday sale on the Best Buy website started at midnight.
Product Reviews reported that the issue started late Wednesday night and it seemed to only be happening in the United States. Some consumers get a message stating that there was an issue with your request while other messages read that the site is currently down. If you can get through on the Best Buy website, you should be able to see the electronics items that are currently on sale, and the items that are already sold out. The website may not be able to handle the number of people who would like to get those items today rather than wait until tomorrow and brave the crowds.
73 items are on sale today on the Best Buy Black Friday page, and some of the deals have yet to be released. The Panasonic 50” TV for $199 is sold out. Insignia 29” HDTV for $99 is also sold out on the Best Buy website. There might be more, but the other pages would not load as of 7 a.m. (MT) Thanksgiving day. It is suggested that you try loading the page and it may appear intermittently so you can see what is still available, but you may not have enough time to make a purchase before the site goes down again.
At the stores, Best Buy plans to hand out tickets to customers in line two hours prior to their opening times (which are on Thanksgiving day and Friday morning). Best Buy Black Friday deals include hundreds of items on sale including TVs, smartphones, tablets, DVDs and more. To see the full Best Buy Black Friday ad, click here.
Are the deals are better on Black Friday or Cyber Monday and of course, the answer is that it depends on what you are looking for. One of the great things about Cyber Monday is that you don’t have to wait in line for hours on Thanksgiving day to get the best deal and you can do it from the privacy of your own home or while you are at work. For more on this, click here.
Sam’s Club and Costco are offering on electronics on Black Friday; neither Sam’s Club nor Costco are open on Thanksgiving day. Sam’s Club opens at 7 a.m. on Black Friday, and Costco opens at 9 a.m. Sam’s Club plans to extend their sale items through Saturday and Sunday while supplies last on those items, and they are offering hundreds of sale items on their website today. To read more about the Costco and Sam’s Club deals, click here.
Toys-R-Us, Michaels and Game Stop are offering deals that start on their websites today, and some are offering deep discounts online and in their stores later today. Online, Michaels is offering 40% an entire regularly priced purchase on Thanksgiving day from midnight to 4 p.m. Michaels stores open at 4 p.m. To read about these stores, click here.
Walmart, Best Buy, Target, Amazon and Game Stop have the electronics that most people want for Christmas, and this year many of the items can be purchased on Thanksgiving day on their websites without leaving the comfort of your home on Thanksgiving day. To read more about this, please click here.
A 32-page Toy Book for 2014 for Walmart has also been released and it is filled with thousands of items on sale for the kids this year. Over 20,000 rollbacks will occur in the Walmart stores during the 10 days of sales this year. For more on the toy sale at Walmart, click here.
Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year, but the deals are not just at the large big box stores like Best Buy, Target and Walmart; Black Friday deals will also be at your local stores, smaller stores, travel agencies, and rewards programs like American Express, Visa and Mastercard; this is the best time to use your miles for items. The big sales are not just at the retailers, but can be found anywhere you look. For more information about this, click here.
For the list of opening store hours and times for Thanksgiving day and Black Friday, click here.