As reported earlier, the first Black Friday 2012 Ads have been published online. It is already tradition that Black Friday Ads are leaking before the official publishing dates retailers have set. There are several dedicated Black Friday sites which have established channels to gain access to Black Friday ads before they get officially published. The game is changing though. More retailers are taking full control on when their Black Friday ad is "leaking." This year we already have seen partial Black Friday 2012 Ads leaking, which are clearly controlled by the retailers. Finally retailers have understood the marketing power of their Black Friday Ads. Black Friday deal seekers are eagerly awaiting these leaked Black Friday ads to plan their Black Friday shopping ahead of the big day. BFAds revealed earlier this week that they have been sending 16 million shoppers to retailers last year. This is very impressive number and shows how big Black Friday still is despite criticism.
Most retailers will publish their full Black Friday ads one week before the actual Black Friday, which is this year on November 23. Last year we have seen though Walmart making their Black Friday ad available much earlier online. Some other retailer followed and we expect this year many more early Black Friday Ads reveals.
If you are inpatient and want to know as soon as possible what the hottest Black Friday 2012 deals are, you can find great Black Friday sites in our Top 10 Black Friday 2012 site listing we put together for you below. Last year we have featured 12 Black Friday sites. As Black Friday Countdown reports, there has been a roll-up of Black Friday sites and the relaunch of the new bigger BlackFriday.com.
As you know Black Friday is not a single day sales event any more. We are already expecting the first Black Friday 2011 sales on Friday, November 2nd.
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We will again provide you with complete coverage of Black Friday including buying guides, deal analyses, Black Friday Ads and more in our Black Friday Hub. Black Friday Countdown counts down again to Black Friday 2012 with exclusive predictions, rumors, deals, news and ads. We also will feature the best Black Friday deals in our Black Friday Shopping tool Black Friday Mart.