As Black Friday gets closer, some of the posted ads are already trying to chum the water. Home Depot, for instance, is rolling hard on the kitchen appliances. Discounts of up to $700 apply to some of the big-ticket kitchen items. While these select deals are going to be on sale for this price on the day of consumer darkness and they are lower than current offers, it may not be the deal you think it is.
Just last week I was in Home Depot and the very same fridge discounted for $700 in the ad was sitting near the front doors with a giant sign pinned to it that read “$625 off!” You may be thinking “Great, another $75 off!” however that’s just another sliver off of a $1900 refrigerator. Not really a savings when you think about it. It was just overpriced and no one bought it in the first place.
Even if you’re in love with the stainless look and can’t go cheap, why not just get one of the other units on sale and get away for another $400 less? The beer doesn’t care how expensive the fridge it’s sitting in is, and as long as you can shove a pizza box in and get the door shut there’s space enough for everything you need to fit.
If you were planning a raid on appliances anyway, Black Friday may be the way to go, but use your head and don’t let stickers like “$700 off!” sucker you in. If you didn’t need it beforehand, you don’t need it now.
Black Friday Ad [Home Depot]