The only other deal I thought was good was a Sharp 70 Aquos for $1798....my wife would have killed me was the only thing that stopped me, for sure.
I was disturbed to see a series of stories about Emerson flat-panel TVs purchased on Black Friday a year ago from Wal*Mart that not only died, but were covered by a warranty that required the customer to pay $70-100 to have the TV "diagnosed". The last story of the series noted that some manufacturers allegedly had short production runs of downgraded versions of their products specifically for the Black Friday crowd: these are not the same products they ship year round.
So, that makes two reasons not to shop on Black Friday: being trampled by the herd, and finding that the "screaming bargains" could well be a come-on.
I’ve never participated in Black Friday, but last night I was out driving past my local Target at 11:30. It was overflow in the parking lot with cars lined up on the street to get in. Crazy.
You may be right....there was a sign on it that said “Ask associate for details”...