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First Black Friday circular ad of 2016 released

Harbor Freight Tools typically is first
First Black Friday ad of 2016 is leaked
Posted at 6:30 AM, Oct 12, 2016

It's not even mid-October, and the first Black Friday ad of 2016 is out.

No, it's not Best Buy or Walmart: you will have to wait another two weeks or so for those much-anticipated ads.  Instead, its for Harbor Freight Tools, which traditionally is the first Black Friday release every year. 

(However, a quick check reveals the company's 2015 ad came out on Oct. 15, so they are really moving things up this time).

You can see the ad scan and highlights of their best deals atBF Ads.net, which calls itself the WikiLeaks of Black Friday. 

Among their best deals:

  • 7000 watt generator, perfect for power failure protection, for $499.
  • Tilting flat panel TV wall mount for $14.
  • Drillmater Cordless drills for $15.
  • And many, many power tools on markdown.

Not Opening Thanksgiving Day

Doors will open at 7 a.m. on Friday after Thanksgiving, as Harbor Freight joins the 40-plus retailers refusing to open on Thanksgiving day this year.

Other stores staying shut on Thursday evening include:

  • Dillard's
  • HomeDepot
  • Lowe's
  • Costco
  • Sam's Club
  • Menards
  • Cabela's

Click here for the full list of 40 retailers waiting until Friday morning to open, so you don't waste your time and don't waste your money.


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