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#1 vern28  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 21, 2020 - 8:11 am

I must be checking these forums at least 4 times a day, if not more. Hoping and waiting for some ads to drop so i can make a plan. My brain is on overdrive and i cant sit still. What are you doing to help ease your mind?



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Posted Oct 21, 2020 - 10:07 am

I think this year is the first I haven't been checking the site multiple times a day waiting for ads to drop. I don't know if it's the uncertainty of what Black Friday will bring or what, but this year just feels different.



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Posted Oct 21, 2020 - 10:51 am

I’m with ilikefree. This year is just so different that I’m not obsessively checking the forums for ads. I’m hoping that I’ll get more excited as we get closer but right now I’m definitely not anticipating it like normal. Hopefully reading the threads on here will help have everyone else’s excitement rub off on me.

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Posted Oct 21, 2020 - 11:17 am

I check the threads several times a day.  I have been very anxious this year. With everything so up in the air, I'm afraid I'm going to miss something! I think the kids call it FOMO. LOL



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Posted Oct 21, 2020 - 12:46 pm

I look several times a day for anything to help get me excited.  The Walmart ads had the potential but so far nothing in them or the Sam’s ad interests me.....



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Posted Oct 21, 2020 - 1:37 pm

I'm not even taking the ads that seriously because there won't most likely won't be any single "huge" ad with everything split up over multiple sales.

 

I mean the first 2 Walmart "BF" ads came out and I was asleep and didn't post them for like 6 hours. That would NEVER happen any other year with their real ad haha.



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Posted Oct 21, 2020 - 4:57 pm

I do like how they are splitting everything up though. It does make the pre sales more enticing. I am eager to see how it all plays out. I look forward to seeing the chess match retailers do with each other.

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Posted Oct 22, 2020 - 5:00 am

I'm struggling with the way everything is being split up. Do I buy now or do I wait? Will prices be better closer to actual Black Friday? I used to just ignore all the "pre Black Friday sales" because I knew day of was always the same or better. This year I'm obsessive on what's to come. It's terrible.

I do like how they are splitting everything up though. It does make the pre sales more enticing. I am eager to see how it all plays out. I look forward to seeing the chess match retailers do with each other.



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Posted Oct 22, 2020 - 6:01 am

I am excited but not to anxious. I think that there will not be to many big items as the supply lines were horribly delayed due to the virus. Thee will be some gotta have deals, but I know this year is just going to what it is.  



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Posted Oct 22, 2020 - 2:35 pm

I'm with BFaddict716, will things be cheaper later? are these early sale prices the best for these items? Who knows?

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Posted Oct 22, 2020 - 3:07 pm

My brain has zero concentration or real desire to do anything since working from home/quarantine started March 17th. I think the only thing I need, which I didn't know I needed, is a stainless steel pressure cooker. 


Edited by tinkrbel, Oct 22, 2020 - 3:07 pm.


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Posted Oct 22, 2020 - 4:19 pm

i wish i were.. i want to be .. that will add excitement 



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Posted Oct 22, 2020 - 9:23 pm

I  am not as focused on it as in past years, checking at least once a day though.  As Brad notes, with more emphasis on spreading things out, individual ads are less prominent.  Retailers have been using the "Black Friday" label for events that aren't on or around Black Friday for some time, but they will do it even more this year, as evidenced by the first two Walmart Black Friday events (which I note Brad put in the "Additional Sales" group.  Only the third is actually on Thanksgiving week.

 

However, if you check the past years release of ads here: https://blackfriday....adeal.com/Dates, you see that we are actually just at the start of when ads normally come out each year.  Who would have guessed that the first real BF ads posted would be Dell Home and Dell Technologies (on October 15)?  Regular contenders Harbor Freight, True Value, and Half Price Books have not appeared yet, but will probably have ads.  

 

Another change this year is the demise of BFAds https://blackfriday....Adsnet-Visitors.  In past years, quite a few of the early "leaked" ads came to GottaDeal (and other sites) via that site.  It is not clear yet whether people who leaked ads to them will leak to another site now (hopefully GottaDeal). 

 

If you are reading this and have early access to an ad, send it to GottaDeal at https://blackfriday....al.com/SubmitAd.)


Edited by mcwalker, Oct 23, 2020 - 8:55 am.


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Posted Oct 23, 2020 - 5:32 am

I must be checking these forums at least 4 times a day, if not more. Hoping and waiting for some ads to drop so i can make a plan. My brain is on overdrive and i cant sit still. What are you doing to help ease your mind?

 

I check in a lot to see who has liked my posts  :sidesplit

 

Will prices be better closer to actual Black Friday? I used to just ignore all the "pre Black Friday sales" because I knew day of was always the same or better. This year I'm obsessive on what's to come. It's terrible.

 

You need to treat this year -- every Christmas season -- as a shopping event.  Compile a list of stuff you want and the prices you'd be happy to pay.  As you peruse the ads, jump of deals that exceed your expectations.  You can always return/price adjust.  I expect popular items to sell fast as there is almost certainly limited supply and the other stuff to get cheaper going forward as demand is just as certainly limited.

 

I am excited but not to anxious. I think that there will not be to many big items as the supply lines were horribly delayed due to the virus. Thee will be some gotta have deals, but I know this year is just going to what it is.  

 

Exactly.

 

I'm with BFaddict716, will things be cheaper later? are these early sale prices the best for these items? Who knows?

 

Buy, price match, return/rebuy.  It's time to get started.

 

I  am not as focused on it as in past years, checking at least once a day though.  As Brad notes, with more emphasis on spreading things out, individual ads are less prominent.  Retailers have been using the "Black Friday" label for events that aren't on or around Black Friday for some time, but they will do it even more this year, as evidenced by the first two Walmart Black Friday events (which I note Brad put in the "Additional Sales" group.  Only the third is actually on Thanksgiving week.

 

However, if you check the past years release of ads here: https://blackfriday....adeal.com/Dates, you see that we are actually just at the start of when ads normally come out each year.  Who would have guessed that the first real BF ads posted would be Dell Home and Dell Office (on October 15)?  Regular contenders Harbor Freight, True Value, and Half Price Books have not appeared yet, but will probably have ads.  

 

Another change this year is the demise of BFAds https://blackfriday....Adsnet-Visitors.  In past years, quite a few of the early "leaked" ads came to GottaDeal (and other sites) via that site.  It is not clear yet whether people who leaked ads to them will leak to another site now (hopefully GottaDeal). 

 

If you are reading this and have early access to an ad, send it to GottaDeal at https://blackfriday....al.com/SubmitAd.)

 

I've been feeling like this might be the last year here.  It feels like things may be winding down...



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Posted Oct 23, 2020 - 5:35 am

I check in a lot to see who has liked my posts  :sidesplit

 

 

You need to treat this year -- every Christmas season -- as a shopping event.  Compile a list of stuff you want and the prices you'd be happy to pay.  As you peruse the ads, jump of deals that exceed your expectations.  You can always return/price adjust.  I expect popular items to sell fast as there is almost certainly limited supply and the other stuff to get cheaper going forward as demand is just as certainly limited.

 

 

Exactly.

 

 

Buy, price match, return/rebuy.  It's time to get started.

 

 

I've been feeling like this might be the last year here.  It feels like things may be winding down...

We aren't winding down at all.  It's just a very weird year for everyone and that includes the retailers.  Once all the dust settles from Covid, I'm sure eventually Black Friday type sales will return.


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Posted Oct 23, 2020 - 5:36 am

My brain has zero concentration or real desire to do anything since working from home/quarantine started March 17th. I think the only thing I need, which I didn't know I needed, is a stainless steel pressure cooker. 

And a vacation on an island, crystal blue waters, unlimited food and drink, and no covid worries 



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Posted Oct 23, 2020 - 5:38 am

It has bern a weird year. I am still checking in for ads but have almost completed my shopping. Only waiting on American Eagle/Hollister for kids wishlist and then till after 11/1 to order the requested shoes from shoes.com. I want to wait till the holiday return period hits just incase we have to deal with size issues

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Posted Oct 23, 2020 - 5:52 am

We aren't winding down at all.  It's just a very weird year for everyone and that includes the retailers.  Once all the dust settles from Covid, I'm sure eventually Black Friday type sales will return.

AHHHH does len know something I don't?

 

Now I'm freaking out........

 

 

Nah just as you said it's a weird year all around. I do think BF won't be the same moving forward if the retailers find the way they are doing things works moving forward. I do guarantee though that the minute people can be back in Walmart assaulting each other over $3 towels and $5 toasters they will be. :sidesplit



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Posted Oct 23, 2020 - 5:58 am

I've been feeling like this might be the last year here.  It feels like things may be winding down...

 

Aww, sounds like Len’s going to be leaving us :P



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Posted Oct 24, 2020 - 5:38 pm

I think closer to Christmas everything is going to get better. It’s def a weird Christmas but people need this this year. They need to celebrate amd be hopeful.

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Posted Oct 24, 2020 - 6:05 pm

My grandson is my constant reminder of the season. I am excited because of him. I am going to decorate early to get this home workplace, school  ready to celebrate. I hope to grab some decent deals.



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Posted Oct 25, 2020 - 2:31 pm

Some updates/predictions for the bigger ads:

 

- We will likely see the full Best Buy BF ad Wednesday night. Back when they started their first preview sale, they said the rest of their ad would come "later this month" and their current sale & BF price matching promotion ends Wednesday night. There will most likely be another early access sale for some of these newly revealed BF items Wednesday night, so be ready for that.

 

- No inside news on the 3rd Walmart BF ad (for BF week) but my guess is that will come out during the days between the first 2 sales, so sometime around November 7th through the 10th.

 

- As I posted in another Kohl's thread, there will be a one-day-only $15 Kohl's Cash sale on November 6th. This will likely be the day they reveal their Black Friday ad and have a one-day-only early access sale for some of the deals. It's on a Friday, which is the same day of the week as they did it last year.

 

- Target says they will be having Black Friday deals all November long, including specially marked Black Friday deals in their weekly ads. I'd expect the first of these deals to come out in next Sunday's ad (November 1st). We should have that ad posted Friday.

 

- Black Friday appliance deals at Home Depot and Lowe’s will likely start on November 4th and 5th respectively. 



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Posted Nov 2, 2020 - 8:35 pm

I will hope that this year is an anomaly and next year will go back to a more normal structure.

Some updates/predictions for the bigger ads:

 

- We will likely see the full Best Buy BF ad Wednesday night. Back when they started their first preview sale, they said the rest of their ad would come "later this month" and their current sale & BF price matching promotion ends Wednesday night. There will most likely be another early access sale for some of these newly revealed BF items Wednesday night, so be ready for that.

 

- No inside news on the 3rd Walmart BF ad (for BF week) but my guess is that will come out during the days between the first 2 sales, so sometime around November 7th through the 10th.

 

- As I posted in another Kohl's thread, there will be a one-day-only $15 Kohl's Cash sale on November 6th. This will likely be the day they reveal their Black Friday ad and have a one-day-only early access sale for some of the deals. It's on a Friday, which is the same day of the week as they did it last year.

 

- Target says they will be having Black Friday deals all November long, including specially marked Black Friday deals in their weekly ads. I'd expect the first of these deals to come out in next Sunday's ad (November 1st). We should have that ad posted Friday.

 

- Black Friday appliance deals at Home Depot and Lowe’s will likely start on November 4th and 5th respectively. 






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