Sears, determined not to be shown up by OfficeMax, has just announced its own Black Friday deals, and they’re actually pretty awesome.  Even better, they’re actually pushing Black Friday ahead to HALLOWEEN.  That’s right, the deals start THIS SATURDAY, as opposed to Black Friday.

What’s on tap?  Well, how about a Magellan RoadMate 1200 GPS system for $99.99, or maybe a Sony  1000-Watt 5-Disc home theater system with a 1080p upscaling HDMI DVD player for $249.99?

But that’s not where the deals end over at Sears, only where they begin.  There’s also a whole slew of deals on televisions and digital cameras and everything in between.  Sears is clearly desperate for a sale, and is doing everything short of giving it away to get their deal.  I don’t think I’m exaggerating that “desperate”, either: when you start offering Black Friday deals in October, and especially given the financial condition of Sears, it’s not too much of a surprise that they’re pulling out all the stops.