For two weeks, you’ve been waking up at 3 a.m. each day, running six miles and choking down a breakfast of four raw eggs. You’ve trained with the six most intense Vinyasa yoga instructors in the Western Hemisphere, transforming your body into a limber, malleable machine of pure focus. You have gone into the woods to wrestle deer and bears with your bare hands. You can stop people with a stare.
You’re ready for Black Friday.
Yes, that most mad holiday of the year is just two weeks away. A day when people young and old, poor and rich, desperate and fierce line up outside of strip malls across the country ready to literally fight one another to get the best deal on a new TV, a video game or the latest Tickle Me Elmo doll.
Year after year, the country’s biggest electronics retailers — Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT), Target (NYSE:TGT) and Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) among them — pull out all the stops to whip consumers into a frenzy well in advance of Black Friday, leaking details of their sales in fliers in print and online. And the 2011 flood has already started.
Here are the five best leaked Black Friday deals for electronics: