Monday, November 05, 2012

2012 RadioShack Black Friday ad leaks to the web

It's November, and the Black Friday leaks have begun in earnest. On Monday, we finally saw a major retailer leak, with the RadioShack Black Friday ad leaking to the Internet.

The eight-page ad shows a number of electronics on sale, including - as you might expect - a number of smartphones. RadioShack also sells's Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD, if you'd like to try out the latest Android tablet from the giant Internet retailer, in your hands rather than virtually.

[With now collecting sales tax from California residents, those in that state no longer have an incentive to buy from if they have a RadioShack store nearby.]

Don't expect any Apple devices to be discounted, at least not the iPad or iPhone. That includes just about any retailer, including Apple. iPod touches may see some slight cuts on Black Friday.

However, the RadioShack ad also includes a "$10 off for every $50 purchased" promotion.

Although facing increased competition from rivals such as Best Buy, Target, and Wal-Mart, RadioShack continues to survive. However, that doesn't mean it's been able to successfully beat back the competition.

According to Wikipedia:
In April 2012, after RadioShack had released very poor first quarter 2012 results, Moody's reduced its ratings on RadioShack to junk status. On April 14, 2012, the stock sank to an all-time low early in the day's trading.
A slideshow of the ad can be viewed here. Larger images are available here.

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