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Black Friday 2009 Thread [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2009, 23:56
Well guys and gals, Black Friday 2009 is almost upon us. For those of you who are not from the US, Black Friday is typically considered to be the busiest shopping day of the year in the US. It is the day after Thanksgiving, where stores slash their prices in the hopes of enticing mass numbers of shoppers into their stores (it is called "Black" Friday because it has been said that for many stores, this day marks the first time in the year that stores begin operating "in the black" as opposed to in the red).

In the past, I've tended to stay away from the huge shopping centers, as parking is a nightmare, and all the good deals are gone unless you camp outside the store for 10+ hours :shock: . I'd rather spend an extra $30 or $40 and not have to spend my time freezing outdoors.

However, I do like to go to the smaller stores and pick up electronics at discounted prices. This year, here is a list of things I want to get, along with prices and location. Feel free to add in your own intended purchases:

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Desktop PC, Compaq Presario, $230, Office Depot (gift for my mom, as her desktop PC is verrrry slow and old)
Webcam, Logitech C600, $40, Staples (regular price is about $80, so this is a great deal; probably going to get one for myself, one for the gf)
Printer, HPJ4680, $65, Sears.com (part of my mom's christmas gift. her current printer is broken. this is a nice all-in one, and it's wireless)

happy shopping!
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Re: Black Friday 2009 Thread [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2009, 09:32
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I think the best of both worlds are black Friday deals are from online retailers - not sure if the savings will be as attractive as in traditional stores, but there are some:

Amazon's Black Friday List ( to be released on Monday)

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Re: Black Friday 2009 Thread [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2009, 21:23
And, from walmart,

Xbox 360 Arcade for $199, also a $100 Walmart e-gift certificate free
Vtech DECT 6.0 Cordless 2-Handset Phone – $29.99
Samsung 50″ Widescreen Plasma HDTV – $699.99

Full list

http://www.black-friday.net/bf/walmart- ... riday.html
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Re: Black Friday 2009 Thread [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2009, 23:35
if anyones still awake, amazon will start posting deals on this website at 3am EST / 12 AM PST:

http://www.amazon.com/Black-Friday-Afte ... =384082011
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Re: Black Friday 2009 Thread [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2009, 01:57
Yeah, but read this first: http://money.cnn.com/2009/11/20/news/ec ... tm?cnn=yes
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Re: Black Friday 2009 Thread [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2009, 20:00
ok here's the final damage of my purchases:

staples.com
logitech C600 webcam: bought 2 of these (one for me, one for the GF) to use while hopefully away at b-school. $40 each , minus $25 coupon = $55 total for 2 (regular price is $80 per webcam)

office depot store
HP officejet J4680: the printer i have at home stopped working. i was originally going to get a smaller canon printer for $10 cheaper, but this one has wireless built in, so i can put it anywhere, not necessarily right next to the computer. total price $40

dell.com
i wound up getting my mom a desktop PC after all. dell had this deal with bing.com where you get 20% cashback on your order. i got her a new inspiron desktop, pretty fully loaded (dual core, 4 gb ram, HDMI port) - most of which my mom will probably never use, but at least i know that this desktop will hopefully last her another 8 years or more. total price after cashback: $300.

also not really a huge deal, but i got a nice trump dress shirt for $30 (regular price is about $45 at macys). overall very happy with everything i got 8-)
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Re: Black Friday 2009 Thread [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2009, 21:07
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Cool! Glad somebody got on something.

It definitely was painful to see the GPS i purchased from amazon 2 months ago for $179, sold for $129 on the same Amazon website :(
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Re: Black Friday 2009 Thread [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2009, 02:12
haha yeah, i'm usually very wary of buying electronics so close before black friday - unless i realllllly need it.
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