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Official Black Friday Countdown/Anticipation Thread


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#31 Brad  ONLINE  

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Posted Aug 8, 2017 - 8:57 am

If this year is anything like the past few years, 3 months from today we should have the big ads such as Walmart, Best Buy and Target leaked :D



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Posted Aug 8, 2017 - 11:45 am

Cannot. Wait... this post just really excited me :trampolin



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Posted Aug 8, 2017 - 12:35 pm

I have to say, all this activity in the Black Friday forums today has me feeling all giddy. LOL



#34 Kanyon71  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 9, 2017 - 6:47 am

Ya it's getting real now :)

 

The help thread is up, the previous ad's thread is up. Soon everyone will start returning, stationchief will be looking for people to help with the charts and things will be jumping.



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Posted Aug 16, 2017 - 7:22 am

100 DAYS!

 

I think. My countdown always seems to be 1 day off from Brad's countdown.

 

So, maybe 101 Days! 

 

:trampolin 



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Posted Aug 17, 2017 - 6:19 pm

Whooo hooo!!! I can't wait !!

#37 Kanyon71  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 18, 2017 - 7:31 am

We actually picked up a big gift last night. Got a smoker for our brother inlaw from Walmarts. Was like 75% off the normal price so couldn't pass it up. He has been wanting one.



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Posted Aug 20, 2017 - 1:53 am

96 days until Black Friday!
 
I would like to unofficially declare Black Friday season open!
 
Don't worry, I'm not going to post a countdown each day.  I just wanted to point out that you can now safely start buying televisions at Walmart and price match, return/rebuy, or simply return with knowledge of BF ads as Walmart has a 90 return policy on televisions.  Walmart ads usually come out around 11/10 -- 82 days from now.  Same for Best Buy.  TVs bought now can be returned if something better comes along.  (I have never returned a television bought this way, but I have enjoyed a couple price adjustments.)
 
The 55" TCL 55S401 HDR TV might be a great 'for now' set.  It's not on sale, but I think it is a bargain.  Rumor has it the price is about to be reduced.  If it happens within a next week of purchase, Walmart will refund the difference.  If it happens within 90 days, Discover Card (and many others) has your back.
 
The TV is $396 and gets good reviews...
 
http://televisions.r...c-range-in-2017
 
I have been looking for an inexpensive television to hang on a wall in my pool room that is not convenient to coax or ethernet.  With its AC wireless, this set should be able to stream from a Tablo DVR or a HDHomerun EXTEND.  Plug in a 16g USB drive for 90 minutes of OTA recording.  Watched a football game on it last night and thought it looked great.  Also, tickled to discover that plugging in a 16g usb stick gets you a 90 minute pause/rewind feature.
 
Happy shopping.

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Posted Aug 20, 2017 - 7:41 am

I'm making my lists an can't wait for the ads. I know we have a couple months to go but I can't wait!!

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Posted Aug 20, 2017 - 8:03 am

I always divide my shopping into three parts...

  1. Must haves
  2. Would like
  3. Opportunities

I have a list of 'must haves' which includes best historical prices, stores, price protection, and return window.  For most things the return window is extended from a certain date until after Christmas.  With televisions purchased at Walmart, that window opens in August.  With Best Buy, you can make the purchase and schedule delivery in the future (after or near to BF) to protect yourself from price changes.  A lot of credit cards offer price protection as well.  Would like stuff, I just watch for my price.  When it hits that, I buy.  In the weeks leading up to BF and the weeks leading up to Christmas, lots of bargains become available and I grab things that appeal.

 

My first HD TV was a 55" Samsung plasma.  I bought it in September and scheduled delivery for mid November so I could watch the BF prices.  We bought 32" LEDs for the kids rooms a couple years later and got two price adjustments from Best Buy before Christmas.  My 65" 1080p LG plasma and this 55" TCL HDR were purchases of opportunity from Walmart.  In fact, I was camping with the Boy Scouts when I got an alert on the 65" set two days before the Superbowl.  I purchased it with no research knowing I could cancel the order by simply not picking it up. (We love it!)

 

I call this situational shopping and find it very effective.   



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Posted Aug 21, 2017 - 5:45 am

We add an additional part that's based on finding things on sale in the store that we can use or can use for presents for others. Not on our lists but good deals and the store in questions still has the item when we arrive.



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Posted Aug 23, 2017 - 1:32 pm

After not doing a BF shirt last year, this year's t-shirt design has been finalized and the initial shirt order has been placed with the printer. Definitely the earliest I've ever done that but hopefully I'll get the shirts early enough where I can get them packaged and ready to ship before the ads start leaking and I get (even more) busy.

 

I'll post the design and open up orders in the next couple of weeks. As always we'll be giving away a bunch of them too and we'll start the first contest sometime next month, so stay tuned for that :)



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Posted Aug 23, 2017 - 1:37 pm

Can't wait to see!



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Posted Aug 23, 2017 - 5:11 pm

Woo hoo! I'm also excited to see the shirts! I know a lot of people like summer but I'm a forever fall girl! Crunchy leaves, pumpkin spice lattes, and Black Friday are a few of my favorite fall things!

Edited by BFgrl79, Aug 23, 2017 - 5:12 pm.


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Posted Aug 24, 2017 - 5:43 am

Black Friday Countdown Clock

 

91 days, 14 hours, 16 minutes from now!



#46 tracy0504  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 24, 2017 - 6:11 am

It's getting closer!!!! Cannot wait to see the shirt design this year and to start the contests...



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Posted Aug 24, 2017 - 7:32 am

I like fall also, we love to head out to the cider mill for some fresh pressed cider and doughnuts along with a nice stroll around the place.

 

Can't wait to see this years shirt :)



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Posted Aug 25, 2017 - 9:20 pm

I like fall also, we love to head out to the cider mill for some fresh pressed cider and doughnuts along with a nice stroll around the place.

 

Can't wait to see this years shirt :)

 

Sounded better when BFgrl79 said it  :howdy:



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Posted Aug 26, 2017 - 4:58 am

WE ARE 90 DAYS AWAY!!!!!!!

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Posted Aug 28, 2017 - 8:16 am

Sounded better when BFgrl79 said it  :howdy:

Most things probably do :)



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Posted Sep 1, 2017 - 7:21 am

September gets me in the BF mood!

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Posted Sep 1, 2017 - 7:42 am

It's September 1st and we have had "Fall" weather just about the whole month of August where I live...definitely ready to start thinking about BF...



#53 BFgrl79  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 4, 2017 - 4:50 am

It's September 1st and we have had "Fall" weather just about the whole month of August where I live...definitely ready to start thinking about BF...


You're so lucky; it's gonna hit around 95 degrees here again today and then start dipping down towards fall temps. Crazy Missouri weather. I'm ready to be done with the air conditioner for the year!

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Posted Sep 4, 2017 - 7:35 am

With everything that has happened this past week, I am ready for Black Friday.

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#55 Brad  ONLINE  

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Posted Sep 5, 2017 - 7:48 am

80 days to go :)



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Posted Sep 5, 2017 - 1:37 pm

So excited to log in and see the Black Friday Sub-forums!!  



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Posted Sep 6, 2017 - 6:38 am

You're so lucky; it's gonna hit around 95 degrees here again today and then start dipping down towards fall temps. Crazy Missouri weather. I'm ready to be done with the air conditioner for the year!

 

95 is a bit much...lol...I would gladly have taken 80-85 though...but now that pumpkin spice everything is out, bring on Fall...lol



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Posted Sep 8, 2017 - 3:37 pm

76 days



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Posted Sep 9, 2017 - 6:46 pm

95 is a bit much...lol...I would gladly have taken 80-85 though...but now that pumpkin spice everything is out, bring on Fall...lol



Haha yep, we are cooling down here now, and I found some Pumpkin Spice oatmeal at the store the other day, so it's officially fall for me!

Edited by BFgrl79, Sep 9, 2017 - 6:47 pm.


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Posted Sep 10, 2017 - 6:26 am

Black Friday Countdown Clock

 

 

74 days from today.





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