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#1 Brad  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 19, 2007 - 8:01 am

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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Posted Sep 15, 2007 - 12:04 am

http://consumerist.c...ares-300164.php

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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Posted Sep 20, 2007 - 2:56 pm

radio station:

http://www.wlit.com/pages/robin.html

#4 Brad  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 20, 2007 - 2:59 pm

another radio station:

http://www.ricandlaura.com

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Posted Sep 20, 2007 - 4:26 pm

The Washington Post mentions GottaDeal already!

http://www.washingto...7091902174.html

#6 Brad  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 24, 2007 - 9:35 am

another radio station:

http://www.987theriv...son.html?page=3

#7 Brad  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 5, 2007 - 1:38 pm

story about Canadian shoppers crossing the border for BF:

http://www.citynews....news_15475.aspx

and just ignore the other BF sites listed at the end. those are the copycats who claim to have ads first even though they have GD watermarks all over them, lol :P

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Posted Oct 12, 2007 - 10:36 am

http://blogs.roanoke...ds_already.html

Gottadeal is listed in the reader comments section.

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Posted Oct 19, 2007 - 5:30 am

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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Posted Oct 19, 2007 - 6:05 am

Seatle Kirotv:

http://www.kirotv.co...014/detail.html

Looks like it is the same story as the one above though, just a different station I guess.

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Posted Oct 19, 2007 - 6:17 pm

CNet story: http://www.news.com/..._3-6214424.html

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Posted Oct 23, 2007 - 12:44 pm

Good (and humorous) article: http://www.fool.com/...king-deals.aspx

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Posted Oct 24, 2007 - 2:24 pm

Reuters story
http://www.reuters.c...0071022?sp=true

#14 Brad  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 24, 2007 - 2:30 pm

AP story: http://ap.google.com...hOZiGTm-1sc-Dnw

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Posted Nov 5, 2007 - 8:40 pm

Arizona Republic blog: http://www.azcentral...ogspot1106.html

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Posted Nov 8, 2007 - 6:20 am

CNN.com story about the Target ad:

http://money.cnn.com...riday/index.htm

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Posted Nov 8, 2007 - 7:12 am

http://www.tvpredict...sears110707.htm

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Posted Nov 9, 2007 - 4:31 am

http://itmanagement....cle.php/3709931

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Posted Nov 9, 2007 - 4:34 am

http://www.palmbeach...cxsvc=7&cxcat=6

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Posted Nov 13, 2007 - 5:39 am

http://publications....e&art_aid=70843

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Posted Nov 13, 2007 - 1:19 pm

Just watching cheaters on G4 and they had a 60 second info about Targets BF ad leaking. Brad was quoted! Very cool will probably see a traffic pick up!

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Posted Nov 13, 2007 - 1:28 pm

Yeah, I saw that on teh Feed last night :) I meant to post about it too lol...but I forgot. Yay GD!

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Posted Nov 13, 2007 - 5:27 pm

http://www.keyetv.co...78-bfdc9a0be3c1

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Posted Nov 15, 2007 - 8:35 pm

http://www.intranetj..._11_15_07c.html

http://www.webpronew...sites-for-deals

http://www.tvweek.co..._an_early_l.php

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Posted Nov 16, 2007 - 4:52 am

http://www.freep.com...COL23/711160417

http://www.rockymoun...les-strategies/

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Posted Nov 17, 2007 - 11:55 pm

http://www.globegaze...b2732167634.txt

http://finance.sympa...umentid=5724893

http://www.wlns.com/...y.asp?s=7375012

http://www.kentucky....ory/233363.html

http://www.cwarkansa...f8-f1767c1e970e

http://www.sun-senti..._business_promo

http://www.bloggings...ation-for-blac/

http://www.allthings...E1ECE4453543AD5

http://www.internetn...cle.php/3711701

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Posted Nov 17, 2007 - 11:59 pm

http://www.reginalewis.com/

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Posted Nov 18, 2007 - 12:13 pm

http://www.9wsyr.com...9fa24fd&rss=112

http://www.baltimore...olumn?track=rss

http://www.baltimore...story?track=rss

http://www.greeleytr...180131/-1/rss04

http://www.delawareo.../711180311/1003

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Posted Nov 18, 2007 - 5:45 pm

I guess we were on Fox News today:

http://www.foxnews.c...ws&104.27&&

(that link should show the video)

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Posted Nov 20, 2007 - 4:53 am

One of the local morning news shows in Buffalo did a short story this morning on where to find the deals for Black Friday and Gottadeal was the only place they mentioned...(sorry i looked but no link on their site for the story)




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