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Question for after the Black Friday sales & deals


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#1 BruceLee  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 9, 2010 - 3:52 pm

I have a question. I usually always spend all money on BF never the thanksgiven sale nor after. I ve been told some stores have this and that sale but never see it each year. I was wondering if anyone knows some places they've went to after BF happen. Sometimes they say before xmas is good time. I shop for adults/older teens

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Posted Sep 9, 2010 - 6:51 pm

I've heard that you can find good deals on Christmas Eve, but I have my shopping done by then so I don't have to go out on Christmas Eve so I cannot verify that.

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Posted Sep 9, 2010 - 7:36 pm

There's usually Cyber Monday after the BF weekend. Most major chains have christmas sales and specials. But as far as electronics and hot gadgets, I don't think ya can beat the BF deals.

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#4 tinkrbel  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 10, 2010 - 3:08 am

I don't think Cyber Monday had much to offer last year. I think RadioShack started a daily/weekly deal around BF last year but only for in-store purchases. The Walmart saturday sales were great and ran after BF. I'm not sure about Xmas Eve sales, I would not be caught anywhere near a mall unless I had to be around that time. Toys Rus also did daily coupons possibly starting before BF last year I'm not sure and had some good sales too.

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Posted Sep 10, 2010 - 5:55 am

BL, you should be shopping ALL THE TIME. Make a list of stuff you want. Research the items and update your list to include brand/model information. Watch sales for 'best prices' and promotions. When a good price pops, grab it. Continue to watch prices until price match/return period expires.

During the summer of 2008, we decided to get the kids a PS3. In August, chase started running a promotion where you got $150 off a qualifying purchase when you opened an account. The wife and I each opened one and we got the console for $250 plus $310 in games for $160. Nothing better than that through Christmas and even during the after sales. I got the console around labor day and it looked like crap on my Sony 36" SDTV, so we started looking for a high def set. I had done a lot of research by the end of September when this ($977.98 - $48.00 Discover CashBack bonus - $20 BestBuy Rewards certificate = $909.98.) popped up. I ordered immediately and scheduled an October delivery 1) so I could cancel if I didn't like the set once I saw it in a store, and 2) to extend my return period until after the BF ads were out.

That same year, I got two 26" LCDs on sale at BestBuy and pricematched twice to better deals before Christmas. Last year, we decided to get 32" LCDs for the kids. I decided on the Vizio VO320e (consumer reports et al) and jumped on a pair from Sears at $325. Shortly after, Best Buy offered the DX-32L130A10 for $299.99. Minus 10% Shop Discover discount and 2% in rewards from Best Buy and 1% from Discover card, I decided to get a pair to compare. Side-by-side, my wife (unaware of cost) picked the Dynex, so I returned the Vizios and bought two more Dynex sets. Later, BB ran a sale for $279.99 and cheerfully refunded $80 to my card. My final out of pocket was ~$244 -- which is still tough to beat.

It's great to shop BF and clearance, but there is a lot of competition and limited selection. Start shopping and researching now so you are prepared to take advantage of great deals that just pop up. Also, know the return/rebuy, pricematch, and restocking policies of your retailers -- these are part of the deal.

Happy shopping!

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Posted Sep 10, 2010 - 11:31 am

A few years ago DH and I were in the market for a new t.v. I knew that I was NOT going to stand in line for two days to save $100 on one for BF but I still wanted to get a good deal on one. Our Amex card was running some sort of special or another for cash back plus they doubled the manufacturers warranty - which saved us from buying an extended warranty from the store. I had access to the BF ads early thanks to GottaDeal ;) and found a great deal from Circuit City that was even better than what they were going to be on sale for on BF with my CC deal! We used the card to buy it then turned around and paid it right off! I would start watching deals as they come out in early October. I know people that do shop in December and find really good sales on stuff. I don't like to leave the bulk of my shopping til that late in the season because I find that selection can be low. If you're not a picky shopper then you may find this is a good time for you - but I usually have a list of specific items that I want for people and tend not to be a window shopper.
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Posted Sep 10, 2010 - 6:47 pm

If you are in the Midwest,Meijer stores always have awesome (IMO) Thanksgiving,BF and BS (Black Saturday) sales! They are also online. Shopping for adults/older teens usually means electronics and clothes. Many online places will have good deals right up until Christmas so keep reading these forums to stay abreast of any and all deals! Really,this is THE place to hear of deals whether in store or on-line.

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#8 BruceLee  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 10, 2010 - 6:59 pm

Well the stores around here we got/I shop is Jcpenny, Wallyworld/walmart, Target, Kmart, Sears bout it. I shop for a young adult. But I can still buy games/systems for this person because were in our 20's I never did cyber monday. I seen a little and always fig what the heck might as well just buy all on BF .




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