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Radio Shack Black Friday 2013
For Radio Shack Black Friday 2013, the electronics retailer recently released its 8-page ad scan, which revealed many noteworthy deals. You can get early access to Black Friday deals by going online on Thanksgiving day, or you can wait patiently to snag in-store deals at 8 a.m. the following day. Either way, be sure to keep an eye out for these stellar sales:
- $49.99 Samsung Galaxy S4
- $149.99 Beats Pill speaker
- $99.99 Moto X
- $99.99 Samsung Galaxy Note II
- $199.99 iPhone 5s 16GB
- $49.99 iPhone 5c 16GB
- $199.99 Xbox 360 4GB Kinect Bundle
- $199.99 PS3 12GB Move Bundle
For more details, check out the Radioshack 2013 Black Friday ad scans and sneak peek below!
RadioShack Black Friday Ad Scans
RadioShack Best Black Friday Deals 2013
The list of RadioShack Best Black Friday Deals 2013 has leaked, showing dozens of in-demand items from every department. The list features a nice variety of items and includes electronics, media and accessories, with prices running the gamut from stocking-stuffers to big-ticket gifts. Doors at most locations will open at 8am, but shoppers still might want to line up early for some of these prices. RadioShack’s full 2013 Black Friday ad hasn’t leaked yet, but check back soon. Shoppers looking for headphones to fit just about any budget will find tons to choose from:
- Auvio Pearl Ear Buds (Various Colors): $4.99
- Auvio Folding Headphones w/Mic: $9.99
- Skullcandy Hesh 2.0 Headphones: $29.99
- Plantronics Backbeat Go Bluetooth Earbuds: $39.99
- SOL Republic Tracks On-Ear Headphones: $79.99
- SOL Republic Tracks HD On-Ear Headphones: $99.99
Those looking for storage accessories will have plenty of options too:
- Gigaware 16X DVD+R Spindle 50 Pack: $8.99
- SanDisk 16GB SDHC and MicroSDHC Memory Cards: $9.99
- SanDisk Ultra 32GB MicroSDHC Memory Card: $19.99
- SanDisk Ultra 64GB MicroSDXC UHS-I Card: $39.99
- Toshiba Canvio 1.5TB USB 3.0 Plus Portable Hard Drive: $69.99]
Cameras and accessories are another well-represented category:
- Lowepro Edit 100 Camera Case: $22.99
- Canon PowerShot A2500 16.0MP Digital Camera w/Free 8GB HDSC Card & Case: $79.99
- Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens: $199.99 ($50 with purchase of)
- Canon Rebel TS3 Digital SLR Camera w/18-55mm Lens: $399.99
Best RadioShack Black Friday Deals from 2012
The best RadioShack Black Friday deals from 2012 started at 6am Friday, earlier than this year interestingly enough. It decided to maintain the early morning start instead of compete with other retail toys and electronics stores for the Thanksgiving night hours. The sale ended Saturday night, with 163 items listed in its ad from which customers could choose. The “best deal” award, with 85% off, went to the $9.99 McAfee Internet Security 2013 (good for up to 3 PCs), with the $12.99 Samsung HM 1200 Bluetooth Headset getting second with 56.7% off and the $9.99 SanDisk 32GB Cruzer USB Flash Drive coming in third with 56.6% off. But most buyers were more interested in the big electronics, so let’s see how they fared.
Televisions, digital cameras, and laptops did not have the greatest deals that weekend. The Apex 32” LED HDTV went for $199.99, off $50 from the original price, but the ad tried to make it seem more with a tag of “$30 back in coupons” and an installation offer that was not advertised as free (so probably wasn’t). For laptops, the HP Envy 14” w/ Intel Core i3 6GM RAM, 500 GB HDD, and Windows 8 was $499, down a mere 16.67%, and the Toshiba laptop on sale had a price cut by $50, down only to $299. Some restrictions applied, such as one item per customer and in-store only offers. The two Amazon tablets that RadioShack sold, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7” 16GB Tablet at $199.99 and the Amazon Kindle Wi-Fi 6” E-ink Display at $69.99, turned out to have no price cuts to them. They went for the same price at the online RadioShack store and in-store pre-Black Friday, respectively.
Two last things to mention about last year’s sale catalog are phones and the $10 off coupons. Some smartphone deals such as the $49.99 Samsung Galaxy SIII required new phone contracts with Sprint for the reduced price, but there were low cost, no contract phone alternatives like the Samsung Galaxy Rush at $69.99. The 2012 ad’s prevalent offer of $10 off coupons for every $50 spent at RadioShack on Black Friday were not too clear, but they seemed to be coupons good for $10 off a purchase of $10 or more in a future visit to the store.
The results of RadioShack’s Black Friday proved positive, helping the store start that holiday season strongly. This was attributed, by some analysts, to the early morning start and the doorbuster deals. In general, shoppers ignored any full-priced electronics during the weekend, so the allure came from the discounts. However, RadioShack didn’t do as good in its overall net sales in the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2012 as it did in 2011, the contrast between $1.29 billion in net sales for 2012 versus 2011’s $1.38 billion for that same quarter.
If you’re interested in seeing NerdWallet’s review of last year’s RadioShack Black Friday ad, click here.
For similar electronics stores, check out Best Buy.
RadioShack Black Friday Store Hours
RadioShack will open its doors at most stores at 8am on Black Friday. For a complete list of store hours, check out the Black Friday Store Hours page!