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Old 11-10-2011, 12:20 PM
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Black Friday 2011 sales impact on Blu-ray hardware adoption and software sales

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Old 11-10-2011, 12:25 PM
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Walmart Black Friday deals are released.


$49 LG Blu-ray player

$79 Sony Wifi Blu-ray player

$89 LG Wifi Blu-ray player

$118 Phillips 3D Wifi Blu-ray player

$727 LG 42 inch HDTV Blu-ray 3D bundle




HDTVs Star Wars, Cars 2, Harry Potter series, Blu-ray DVD combos and $5 DVDs also on sale.


http://localad.walmart.com/Walmart/E...almart-111121A

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Old 11-10-2011, 05:44 PM
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Oh man that BF Walmart ad looks nice. I think blu ray should get a nice size bump in sales this Black Friday. The BD players in that ad are pretty good and less than $100 at that so I'd think the masses should jump on that. Cheap players and cheap movies (I love that $8 blu ray bin at walmart) ought to be a recipe for some solid sales. Me personally, I'll be staying home, in front of the laptop, credit card at the ready for some online BF deals.
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Old 11-10-2011, 09:58 PM
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I've never been stupid enough to shop on BF and I'm not gonna start now. Though some of those wal-mart specials are VERY tempting. Hopefully Amazon will have some good deals for Cyber Monday...
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Old 11-11-2011, 12:55 AM
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I've never been stupid enough to shop on BF and I'm not gonna start now. Though some of those wal-mart specials are VERY tempting. Hopefully Amazon will have some good deals for Cyber Monday...
I actually go to see the events as they happen. I may pick up a few targeted things but I actually like seeing the festivities. Comes from being trained in marketing so that watching what is happening at such a unusual consumer activity is good to talk about among my professional circle or friends and clients.
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Old 11-11-2011, 03:18 PM
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The interesting thing this year is that it starts at 10:00pm on Thursday night so there is no need to camp out until 4am.

I do feel bad for the employees who have to work on Thanksgiving though.
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Old 11-11-2011, 07:29 PM
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The interesting thing this year is that it starts at 10:00pm on Thursday night so there is no need to camp out until 4am.

I do feel bad for the employees who have to work on Thanksgiving though.
Yes, I also hope the retailers have learned from last year's tragedies and put in place proper security measures for crowd control. (Talking to you WM.)

I'm with Flex Mentallo and anyone else who prefers shopping from the comforts of home. Did the early AM waiting-in-line thing in the past, not anymore. As in recent years, hopefully Amazon will PM the lowest B&M prices this year.
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Old 11-11-2011, 08:10 PM
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Black Friday Sneak Peak: $39.99 Blu-ray Disc Player

11 Nov, 2011
By: Erik Gruenwedel

Best Buy Co. will fire a shot across the bow of home entertainment when it offers the Internet-connected Toshiba Smart Blu-ray Disc player for $39.99 — $40 off the suggested retail price — on Nov. 25, the annual post-Thanksgiving Black Friday retail holiday.The Toshiba player includes apps from CinemaNow (transactional video-on-demand), Netflix and Pandora.

Notably, the BD player price matches the $39.99 price Walmart offered a DVD player for on Black Friday in 2003 — a price that helped transition the home entertainment industry from VHS among mainstream consumers.

Minneapolis-based Best Buy, which is opening doors at stores at midnight, is also offering Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 on Blu-ray/DVD combo for $9.99 — two weeks after its Nov. 11 retail launch, according the retailer’s Black Friday circular posted on www.Black-Friday.net. The retailer’s website will be open for business on Thanksgiving.

World’s largest retailer Walmart will sell an LG BD player for $49 and Internet-connected Sony BD player for $79. It is selling the LG Class Cinema 47-inch 3DTV with 3D Blu-ray player and glasses for $799;
and a Vizio 42-inch 3DTV with four pairs of 3D glasses for $598.

Meanwhile, Walmart unit Sam’s Club will sell Rio, Rango, Cars 2 and Transformers: Dark of the Moon BD/DVD/Digital Copy, among others, for $9.98 each.


http://www.homemediamagazine.com/ret...c-player-25621
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The interesting thing this year is that it starts at 10:00pm on Thursday night so there is no need to camp out until 4am.
do feel bad for the employees who have to work on Thanksgiving though.
I do too, being such a family time and all.

BTW... I would like to give a shout out to all the Veterans on this Veterans Day! I salute you!!!
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I was wondering if we would see a sub $40 BD player this year. Best Buy stepped up. even more impressive that it is a brand name player with streaming capabilities.

Might we see a generic brand at $29.99 or less??
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