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Use this thread to post any mentions of GottaDeal.com that you come across in newspapers, magazines, TV news stories, radio shows, important web sites, etc... :)


Helping get the word out about the site is one of the most important things you can do to help us out. Tell your friends, post on other boards, e-mail your local newspaper, radio & TV stations - every little bit helps :D

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First Black Friday Spotted: Ace Hardware. Who Cares.


Much like the red robin of Spring, this season's first Black Friday ad, one for Ace Hardware, heralds the advent of Thanksgiving.


All we have to say to Black Friday this year is BFD!


All things considered, the Black Friday deals aren't that great...


Too many shoppers are participating, increasing competition. Retailers have caught on to the fact that shoppers have caught on, using tactics like stocking a limited quantity of super-OMG items and put them at the front of the store to draw people in, and then having so-so deals around the store.


If you're off the type to camp out in front of a store overnight in hopes of getting $100 off a TV, you obviously need to get a higher paying job as you value your leisure time too little under your current one.


That said, $9.99 is a great price for a Black & Decker 120-Piece Drill Bit Set with Case. Still, if there's something you really like, you're probably better off sleeping in and waiting for some other speculator to put it up on eBay.


Ace Hardware Black Friday Ad [Gotta Deal] (Thanks to Brad!)

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Found this article online on one of my local TVnews pages:


Head Online For Early 'Black Friday' Peek

Sites Posting Ads Early Despite Retailer Crackdown


POSTED: 7:16 pm EDT October 18, 2007



Sales planned for the day after Thanksgiving are already popping up on many Web sites. But at least one retailer, Wal-Mart, has reportedly threatened to sue several Web sites that leak its big "Black Friday" deals.


The day after Thanksgiving has traditionally become known as "Black Friday" because of its huge potential for retailers to grow holiday season revenue and thus cross over from operating "in the red" to "in the black."


A successful "Black Friday" promotion could make a huge dent into a holiday sales goals for major companies. Consumers often benefit with massive sales that may start as early at 5 a.m. but last only a few hours. Major retailers generally do not release their "Black Friday" sales list until much closer to the day after Thanksgiving. But in recent years, certain Web sites have posted the deals online as early as October.


Gottadeal.com bills itself as an official Black Friday deal site. If you go to the site now and click on "Black Friday," you will already find sales information for two retailers: Ace Hardware and Harbor Freight. The site even offers an e-mail sign-up to alert you of new "Black Friday" deals when they are posted. Plus, the site touts more than 130,000 online members who post sales comments on its message boards.


*********.com is another site that offers a sneak peak at "Black Friday" deals into addition to other sales information. By searching for "Black Friday" information now, you'll find deals posted for Sears and Ace Hardware that are "rumored." In fact, the Sears link also has a statement that reads, "Possibly not a true ad due to some non-existent items." Harbor Freight's "Black Friday" ad is listed as well. This site also offers e-mail sign-up and coupons.

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