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The US Economy has improved so much, no wonder most of the BF deals suck.

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1.9% gdp?!?
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Is that you, Don.Jr.? LOL
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Pull the other one.
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Agreed. Economy is really good, no incentives to offer deals. People will buy anyways!
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Or it could be the useless tariffs that have jacked up the prices on the things you'd want to buy.
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If things are good people have more money, so why discount?
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Or it could be the useless tariffs that have jacked up the prices on the things you'd want to buy.
What prices are jacked up? Phone's are cheaper, TV's are cheaper, electronics in general etc.. Please show me examples of things you want to buy on BF where the price has gone up "due to tariffs"? People need to stop being spoon fed by the media and start thinking for themselves. The deals aren't strong because the economy is, period.
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It doesn't have much to do with the strong economy. The popularity of Black Friday has destroyed the savings. The deals have gotten worse every year since early 2000s because the majority of the population, who don't spend much time on this site and keep track of prices throughout the year, don't know any better and will keep buying so the stores don't need to offer good deals anymore.
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Last 4 black fridays been not worth it. It's just a gimmick now and people are just too easy these days.
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What prices are jacked up? Phone's are cheaper, TV's are cheaper, electronics in general etc.. Please show me examples of things you want to buy on BF where the price has gone up "due to tariffs"? People need to stop being spoon fed by the media and start thinking for themselves. The deals aren't strong because the economy is, period.
Prices haven't gone up yet because the big retailers have told their suppliers to eat the cost of the Trump tariffs. A supplier paying a 15% tax on an imported TV has that much less room to cut prices. We'll see how well this holds in the long term.
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What prices are jacked up? Phone's are cheaper, TV's are cheaper, electronics in general etc.. Please show me examples of things you want to buy on BF where the price has gone up "due to tariffs"? People need to stop being spoon fed by the media and start thinking for themselves. The deals aren't strong because the economy is, period.
You don't have to be pedantic, it's not necessarily BF specific, it was a jest at the OP's ridiculous post. But tariffs are impacting prices, and if you think they have no impact on your purchases than you're the one being "spoon fed" by conservative media.

I'll give you an example though. I was in the market for the Benq HT3550 projector. I received an email (after I purchased it) a few weeks later (that was sent to everyone on their mailing list) that prices would increase the following Monday due to tariffs. The price went from $1499 to $1699. It only recently came back down to the original price, presumably for BF.
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You don't have to be pedantic, it's not necessarily BF specific, it was a jest at the OP's ridiculous post. But tariffs are impacting prices, and if you think they have no impact on your purchases than you're the one being "spoon fed" by conservative media.

I'll give you an example though. I was in the market for the Benq HT3550 projector. I received an email (after I purchased it) a few weeks later (that was sent to everyone on their mailing list) that prices would increase the following Monday due to tariffs. The price went from $1499 to $1699. It only recently came back down to the original price, presumably for BF.
I got hit with the steel tariffs when building a garage the steel tariffs alone raised the building price (total price including all other materials) 5%.

Who knows how many times I was hit with them and didn't know it.
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BF has been trash for the longest time and has nothing to do with the economy.
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Wait until the first quarter. Stock market is on a bubble. The largest hedge fund manager just took out a multi billion insurance policy on his funds. He's betting the market tanks.
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