The Black Friday ads 2011 edition are arriving even earlier than usual. Just recently, web retailer Amazon.com sent out a deals email to its customers offering early sales on a variety of items. Will they be able to keep the deals coming fast enough to appease customers this shopping season? More importantly, will they be able to keep them from heading to competitors like Walmart or Target?
The Amazon Black Friday deals for 2011 include everything from clothing items like slippers, to higher-priced items such as flat screen televisions. The online retail store is offering deals on items like MP3 players, DVD's and Blu-rays, books, Kindles, and video games. The online site also touts its Amazon Prime membership which gives customers free 2-day shipping, one that costs an annual fee to join.
As of today's report, Amazon.com (AMZN) as a stock is trading at almost $220 per share. The stock as up 1.17%, possibly off news it is shipping the new Kindle Fire (pictured) one day early. The newest addition to their e-reader family is more of a tablet device which will involve cloud computing. This integration and high sales offer a savvy alternative to Apple's iPads. If the Fire takes off, it could spurn customers to become loyal to the Amazon company for years, buying their music, books, and movies through the site.
That's all good news for Amazon with the specific e-reader line of products, but will they be able to outdo the likes of real world retailers like Wal-mart and Target this holiday season? Amazon will likely do its best to offer similar deals or better deals to the ones found in stores. With that in mind, many customers may choose to simply stay home and avoid the hassle of waiting in long lines for the real world Black Friday 2011 deals and sales!
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