Friday, November 02, 2012

Dell's 2012 Black Friday ad leaks to the Internet

Nov. 1 has dawned and the multiple Black Friday leaks have begun. With the age of the Internet, every year around this time they begin, with some wondering if these leaks are real leaks, or intentional. One of the first to leak on Nov. 1 was the ad of computer and electronics industry giant Dell.

As seen in the post here, the first page of the four-page 2012 Dell Black Friday ad says "You. Must. Be. Kidding," while another says "Is. This. For. Real?" We're unsure if they are talking about the deals or the fact that Dell continues to try to restore its mobile aspirations and continues to fail.

At any rate, beginning at midnight EST on Black Friday, Nov. 23, will have tons of items on sale, along with doorbusters posted every three hours (for those on the West Coast, the fact that it will begin at midnight is a boon). The ad itself has deals on laptops, desktops and HDTVs.

There's even an Inspiron 14z, normally $600, priced 50 percent off at $300, and a 55-inch Samsung LED HDTV for $880, priced at $520 off. Savings will be, as with the 14z, up to 50 percent off.

Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, traditionally the beginning of the holiday shopping season. It's considered the biggest retail (brick-and-mortar) shopping day of the year.

The following Monday is called Cyber Monday, and is considered the biggest online shopping day of the year. That is despite the fact that the reason it was considered thus is no longer necessarily true: it was dubbed that as it was, in the past, the first time many employees had access to high-speed Internet post-Thanksgiving.

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