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Extra! Extra! Read all about it! – Black Friday Early Access

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Black Friday Early Access for Elite & Elite Plus members - 11/20/2017

 

Well well well...it is about that time again!  The Black Friday Early Access event for our members with Elite and Elite Plus status is only weeks away.  It feels like the past year just flew by.  While the event doesn’t change much year after year, I thought I would post some of the basic details for those members who have never participated.  It seemed to help last year, so I am doing it again this year.  This will also be the official thread where members can post questions they may have about the upcoming event.

 

 

Q:  What day is the Black Friday Early Access event?

A:  The event usually takes place the Monday before Black Friday. This year it will be on 11/20/2017.

 

 

Q:  What time does the event start?

A:  An official start time is not announced in the hopes of preventing a ton of traffic on BestBuy.com at one time. Just picture those images we see on the news where hundreds of people are trying to fit through a store’s door on Black Friday.  It can really slow things down for everyone involved.  You will want to periodically check BestBuy.com on 11/20/2017 between midnight and 5 AM central time.

 

 

Q:  Who can participate in the event?

A:  Any member who has Elite or Elite Plus status by 11/20/2017.

 

 

Q:  Where is the event being held? Can I go to my local store to participate?

A:  This is an online ONLY event. Black Friday does not start for our stores until later in the week.

 

 

Q:  What deals in the Black Friday ad will be available during the event?

A:  The majority of the deals should be available excluding doorbusters.  We cannot provide any specifics until the event goes live.

 

 

Q:  Can an order be placed on BestBuy.com for in-store pickup during the event?

A:  No.

 

 

Q:  How do I access the Early Access event?

A:  Log into your account via BestBuy.com on 11/20/2017 and click on a banner that should be on the front page.

 

 

Q:  When can I expect to receive an email about the event?

A:  An email is usually sent the night before or morning of the event.

 

 

Q:  Is there anything else I will need to do in-order to participate in the event?

A:  Just make sure that your My Best Buy™ account with Elite or Elite Plus status is properly linked to your BestBuy.com account.

 

 

If you are unsure as to whether or not your My Best Buy™ and BestBuy.com accounts are linked, then please send us a private message here and we will double check.  We would just ask that you please include your name, phone #, mailing address, and email address.  Otherwise, you should be good to go.  Please feel free to post any additional questions you may have about the Black Friday Early Access event in this thread.

 

 

One more thing!  Our phone lines will not be open until 7 AM central time the day of the event, including the Elite/Elite Plus dedicated phone line.  If during past events you have called into us to place an order, then you will need to wait until at least 7 AM central time.

 

 

Thank you for being members of the My Best Buy™ program. Smiley Happy

Derek|Senior Social Media Specialist | Best Buy® Corporate
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Re: Extra! Extra! Read all about it! – Black Friday Early Access

Thanks for being back for another year Derek!  Looking forward to it as usual. :-)

 

Any idea when the official AD will be relaeased?  I know it usually comes out before to give time for browsing the deals well before the event goes live.

 

Thanks again for all you do for this event with the forum managing!!

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Re: Extra! Extra! Read all about it! – Black Friday Early Access

Hello once again iamtheking21,

 

This time of year is always exciting!  You may hear less from me on the official thread this year though since I am now a senior; however, You are in great hands with forum vet Tasha and newbie David.  I will still find time though to help answer questions because I enjoy it. Smiley Happy As far as the Black Friday ad, I would suggest checking BestBuy.com in the very near future.

 

Best Wishes,

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Re: Extra! Extra! Read all about it! – Black Friday Early Access

Derek,

Thanks for the notes again. I'm psyched this time as I want that Sony XBR65x900e that will be $1500, but the preview ad is a bit confusing on that product. The page that preceeds it says "Friday doorbusters" but the top line says "Valid during Nov 23-25" without any "In-Store Only" added to it. 

 

Obviously which products are available when is still TBD for the Elites but can you clarify that specific product anyway for normal members? 

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Hi htowngator,

 

After quick glance at the ad, it would appear that particular Sony TV is not a doorbuster.  If you click on "Doorbusters" under "Jump to Section" in the ad you will see five pages worth of doorbuster deals.  The category changes to "TV & Home Theater" when you get to the Sony TV.  That would leave me to believe the TV is not a doorbuster.  While it should be available during normal Black Friday, I cannot say for sure whether or not it will be during Early Access.

 

I hope that you have a great day!

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Re: Extra! Extra! Read all about it! – Black Friday Early Access

Thanks, yes I see that now that I look again. 

 

These prices are valid (if not Elite EA) on November 23rd at 5pm? 

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Re: Extra! Extra! Read all about it! – Black Friday Early Access

The ad does say our stores will be open at 5 PM Thanksgiving Day.  We do usually have some of the Black Friday deals available on BestBuy.com early in the morning on Thanksgiving, so you may want to start checking then.

 

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Re: Extra! Extra! Read all about it! – Black Friday Early Access

Is the event only taking place 11/20, or will it extend into the week?

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Re: Extra! Extra! Read all about it! – Black Friday Early Access

Any idea whether or not the gamers club unlocked 20% off will work with this years deals for Black Friday?
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Re: Extra! Extra! Read all about it! – Black Friday Early Access

This will be my 1st time participating in this & there is a certain Sharp 4K TV being advertised for $179 under the door buster section that I want to get for my son's. So do people just start lining up before 5pm Thursday? And how long in advance are we talking to guarantee getting one or what you want?