Amazon.com had a similar Black Friday Deals site in 2011, and it was a source of great deals for the retailer, although California residents will notice a significant difference. This year, they will pay sales tax, although resolute customers can still get sales tax-free buys by using third-party resellers, some of which still qualify for Amazon Prime (by being "fulfilled by Amazon").
Now that the site is open, customers can look forward to limited-time, doorbuster-style Lightning Deals and other great savings on the toys, electronics, clothes, computers, and far, far more, now through Black Friday weekend. The deals destination will also be a place to look for Amazon.com's Deal of the Day, which runs all year long, not just during the holiday season.
Ben Hartman, Vice President of Consumer Electronics for Amazon.com said, "By visiting our Black Friday Deals Store, customers can expect to find a large selection of the most anticipated products of the season, all for a great price. Plus, they can take advantage of free shipping on millions of items through Amazon Prime and FREE Super Saver Shipping.”
In addition, on Thursday Amazon.com debuted the Electronics Gift List, a curated list of new and top-rated items, organized by category and gift recipient, so that shoppers can easily find the best gifts for everyone on their holiday list.
As a teaser, Amazon.com listed the following items as being on sale during the time leading up to Black Friday. What Amazon.com didn't do was say "when" or "price."
- Panasonic VIERA ST50 Plasma TVs and E50 LED TVs
- Samsung Series 9 Premium Ultrabook (silver)
- Nikon Camera with 18x Zoom
- Xbox 360 250GB with Kinect
- JumpSport Elite 14-Foot Trampoline with Enclosure
- Up to 40% on select Alex Toys
- Street Surfing Amped Pro Scooters
- Buy three or more select Hasbro Games, get the lowest price game free
- Up to 60% off children’s books, including Disney Bedtime Favorites
- Up to 50% off select winter clothing, including outerwear and cold weather accessories
- Stuhrling Men’s Symphony Aristocrat Executive Automatic Skeleton Watch
- Peugeot Women’s Diamond Accented Watch
- Select Bosch tools and accessories
- Up to 60% off popular TV series, including Seasons One and Two of The Walking Dead
- Casio 76-Key Premium Keyboard Package