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|11-13-2012 10:37 AM|
|drsketch||here we go again...|
|11-13-2012 10:30 AM|
Yes, just like department stores have weekly "Biggest Sale Event of the Year". Black Friday is just a jargon, hype, marketing gimmick.
If someone enjoys early wakeup and standing in the cold/rain/snow, lost time waiting in checkout lanes, traffic headade around mall areas, the agony of finding parking spaces in overcrowded malls, then Black Fridays might worth the hassles. Most of SDers can find their best deals on any day of the year, not just on Black Friday!
Happy bargain hunting.
|11-13-2012 08:00 AM|
|jeremythecamel||$10 for a 1600 MS Points is a pretty good deal that I plan on trying to scoop up.|
|11-11-2012 07:51 PM|
I think people need to understand that sites like slickdeals and others allow for people to share info about deals and mistakes retailers make have had an impact on the deals we find. Price matching and all the other ways we have learned to manipulate the system were bound to force them to change how they operate. They were bound to adjust and limit the hit they take as the info gets out and people start stocking up on the best deals.
There are no more $19.00 dewalt combo pack days anymore. I bought at least 25 of those in college. They were one of the top 10 slick deals ever, but once word got out, they were gone.
On a side note the economy has something to do with the level of deals you will see. As income goes up, I no longer have to hunt like a madman to find the items like I once did. My time is worth far more than the savings.
|11-11-2012 07:48 PM|
I think a lot of the reason for the lack of BF deals is the lack of B&M retail competition, at least for consumer electronics. Since 2007-2008, so many brick and mortar stores have closed down. The only OfficeMax in my area went out, the only Office Depot as well, Circuit City went under, CompUSA went under, 6th Ave Electronics gone as well. Now Best Buy is basically closing up most of their stores in the next couple of years. Pretty soon it's going to be Walmart/Target and Amazon for everything else.
With that said, I'm pretty sad about BF going downhill. I haven't gone out since 2008. I miss getting up at 3-4 am to go drive with my brother (who is a fellow SDer) and some friends. We would find laptops, printers, TVs, etc for dirt cheap, then get McDs for breakfast and head back home. So many good memories...
|11-11-2012 07:05 PM|
Having looked at the leaked ads for the majority of players I can only say I'm on the 'pretty disappointing' side.
Some of Lowe's BF deals are the Skill table saw for $79 and the Werner work platform for $17. Those were BF delas last year as well and I could have sworn for less.. (I purchased both online on wednesday night.)
I agree that you can find better deals the rest of the year if you keep your eyes open. So far, I think this BF I will be sleeping in and leave the standing in line to those not knowing better.
|11-11-2012 06:52 PM|
The best deals will only be obtained by the smart shoppers all year long.
Search sites like Ebay for sellers with discounts because they are running low on monthly bills. If you want a product research everywhere online, then search google for coupons for that site.
Finding the best price is a waiting game, black Friday is for impulse buyers and the stores know it.
I start my xmas shopping 6 months early. i always find better deals in June than i do Nov and Dec. Stores need sales during those slow summer months.
|11-11-2012 06:44 PM|
|Blu-||I think this year is still good for people looking for new TVs. There's a 47" in 3D that's less than $600; seems pretty good to me. The only thing I want is an SSD though.|
|11-11-2012 06:06 PM|
|11-11-2012 06:02 PM|
|krazymop||I miss when stores would open at 5am on Friday. I hate that they are trying to take away Thanksgiving by opening at 8pm (and earlier) on Thursday.|
|11-11-2012 05:45 PM|
|11-10-2012 10:32 PM|
|moosika||At some point, they are going to have to retire the term "Black Friday". It no longer exists. What used to be Black Friday is now just a day of wrapping up all the Thanksgiving Day sales. I'm not seeing any stellar deals this year. Good deals, yes, but nothing making me want to shop on Thanksgiving. Can't wait until they start messing with "Cyber Monday".|
|11-10-2012 10:08 PM|
BF is still a huge deal and always will be because as mentioned on the first page... a lot of people don't really know what a good deal is. Example? Well I live in a city of 50,000 and there were well over 200 people in line at Best Buy last year at 10:45pm. What in the world are you going to get when you are #214 in line that you can't get later? I don't get it it. Target was even worse, the line wrapped around the building and far off into the darkness beyond that. Walmart was so packed that people were parking roughly 1/4 mile away in parking lots of other stores that didn't open at midnight.
There are some bad deals, no question. I really can't believe the Target ad for one. But as also mentioned in this thread... look for deals on what you want and go get it.
|11-10-2012 08:37 PM|
lets face it retailers know 90% of consumers will spend money on black friday even if the same sh*t was a dollar less the week before.
the tv deals arent bad, get over it resellers that you cant stand in line this year and peddle a laptop on ebay on that friday night. be happy, spend money and boost the false consumer confidence
|11-10-2012 07:54 PM|
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