Before you decide whether to brave the crowds on Friday to get a door-buster deal at Best Buy, here’s what you should know.
Best Buy opens at 5 a.m. on Friday, but don’t think you can just show up and get whatever you need. Supplies are limited at each store, so eager shoppers will be lining up well before then. To prevent a stampede, Best Buy employees at participating stores will hand out tickets to be redeemed for select items from 3 a.m. on, so it pays to know in advance what you want.
Here are a few items that are worth a 2:30 a.m. wake-up call.
Nintendo Wii Console Bundle
Now: $169.99 | Was: $199.99
Usually the major video game consoles are more or less uniformly priced. But the 4-year-old console is finally facing competition in the motion gaming market from the Xbox Kinect and Playstation Move, and accordingly prices are starting to come down. This bundle includes both Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort, and comes in both the standard white and elusive black models. This is the best price we could find (anywhere) for the Wii.
Toshiba Blu-ray Disc Player
Now: $59.99 | Was: $99.99
This 1080p Blu-ray player sells for $79.99 at Amazon, and we were unable to find a better deal on this particular player at any of the other retailers. It’s worth noting, though, that Wal-Mart is selling a Wi-Fi enabled Magnavox Blu-ray player for $69.99, and throws in a $10 gift card too.