You have to give Dell points for ambition: Not only is the company hosting its annual DellWorld conference in Austin this week, but earlier this month it swung a $67B deal for EMC and supposedly filed a secretive IPO for its SecureWorks unit. And apparently, the company has its Black Friday sale all prepared as well.
An ad for Dell Home's Black Friday sale started making the rounds Tuesday on bargain-watching sites such as BestBlackFriday and BFAds. Deals -- including free shipping -- go live at 6pm on Thanksgiving Day and run all day the following Friday, Nov. 27.
Among the eye-catchers in the 6-page circular, which boasts "Lowest prices ever":
*Xbox One Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Bundle with Fallout 4 and an extra controller for $300. Xbox One itself goes for $350 and those are both $60 games, so you can imagine these will be snapped up quickly from Dell.
*Dell Inspiron 14-inch 3000 Series Laptop with 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and Windows 10 will sell for $150.
*An Inspiron 11-inch 2-in-1 laptop/tablet, regularly priced at $650 will sell for $300. Comes with 4GB of memory and 500GB of storage, plus Windows 10 Home.
*Alienware 15 gaming computer, boasting an Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of memory and 1TB hard drive, for $1200 -- $300 off the usual price.
BFAds warns that some of the deals are offered in limited quantities and at staggered start times, so suggests that you register for an account on the Dell site ahead of time to improve your chances of cashing in on the best deals.
BestBlackFriday.com says Black Friday officially starts on Nov. 27, the day after Thanksgiving, but really begins Nov. 1, when Amazon kicks off its "Countdown to Black Friday."