Sears was one of the first out of the gate with a huge list of products for sale on Black Friday at supposedly great discounts. We took a look at some of the gadgets and gear and frankly were not very impressed.
In the digital camera department one of our favorite point and shooters is the Canon SD1100. Sears links to a pink (yes, pink) version for $169. On Retrevo, you don't have to compromise your masculinity (not that we have anything against pink) when you buy a silver SD1100 for $148.95.
Sears'doorbusters are supposed to be priced so low that you will get out of bed before dawn and wait in line to buy one. The Nikon D40, a 6.1 MP SLR which was a very good camera in its prime (many many years ago) is going to sell for $449.99 on Black Friday. Retrevo has it for as low as $339.00 or you can buy it right now from OfficeMax for $449.99.
Another doorbuster, the Panasonic TH-42PX80U, a 42 inch LCD TV can be yours for $699.00 in the wee hours of November 28. First of all it's a 720p TV and you can get a deal on a 1080 p, 42 inch LCD TV like the Sharp AQUOS LC42SB45U for $799 and second of all you can buy one today from an online reseller for a little over $700 (plus shipping, minus sales tax).
On the other hand, Sears lists a Vizio 42 inch XVT Series 1080p LCD TV with 120Hz refresh for $999 on Black Friday. You only save about $100 but it's a good TV with specs and a good size for most rooms.
There are, in fact some good Black Friday deals at Sears for example:
The Garmin nuvi 205 is not the latest GPS but for $124.99 it's a very good GPS at a very good price. You can, however buy it right now on amazon.com for $189.87 with free shipping.
The Pandigital 3.5 is, a good quality digital photo frame. A bit on the small size (good for a desktop), it normally sells for $59.00 and will be selling for $29.99 on Black Friday.