We reported Thursday that Toys R Us was pushing the definition of Black Friday by starting its sale at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Well, RadioShack isn’t even paying lip service to the traditional start date: It will start sales on select items this Sunday.
So what does “The Shack” (that’s what we’re supposed to call them now, apparently) have to offer? A scan of the company’s ad is available on the Internet, but it appears to be an early version, as it doesn’t feature all the deals mentioned in today’s press release, and doesn’t say anything about the early opening announced today.
Since we can’t confirm this scanned ad is up-to-date, we’ll go by what the company announced. Here are the early deals you can get this Sunday, in-store and online.
Samsung Galaxy Tab
Now: $349.99 | Was: $399.99
The Galaxy Tab is Samsung’s 7-inch answer to the iPad, and runs Android 2.2 (Froyo). It was already aggressively priced to compete with the iPad, and knocking another $50 off the sticker price makes it even more attractive. Fair warning, though: You only get this price with a data plan from Sprint, which starts at $30 a month for a 2GB plan (for bandwidth hogs, a 5GB plan will run you $60).
Auvio 3.5” Pocket TV
Now: $69.99 | Was: $99.99
This pocket TV certainly looks like a good way to watch football in church, but RadioShack is overstating the value a bit. Yes, the normal retail price is $99.99, but it’s already marked down to $69.99 on their site. So while you’re certainly getting a deal, they’re not really going above and beyond what was already offered.