Black Friday: Best Bargains Of The Year Or Just A Bunch Of Hype?

Are the Black Friday deals really worth it... or not?

Every year, around 100 million people shop day-after-Thanksgiving sales, spending a cumulative total of about $50 billion in one day.Retailers count on Black Friday to kick off the holiday shopping season and bring in the largest chunk of revenue of any shopping day.But is it worth it to wake up well before dawn and brave the crowds?  … [Read more...]

Black Friday Deals: You Don’t Have To Wait Until The Day After Thanksgiving Anymore

Just when you take down the skeletons, throw out your carved pumpkins, and pack up the scary Halloween decorations, you turn on the TV and it’s already Christmas.Wait a minute… did we fast-forward through Thanksgiving?       The traditional Black Friday shopping scene is coming earlier to many stores that are already painting their sale signs with red ink and slashing prices left and right, beginning the first week of November! … [Read more...]

Black Friday Shopping Strategies & The Best Black Friday Tips … Ever!

Here's my best collection of Black Friday shopping tips. This list covers everything you should do ahead of time, in the planning and preparation stages. Plus, Black Friday shopping tips that you can't live without -- like what things you should do the morning of Black Friday (the Friday after Thanksgiving each year) and what things you should do while you're in the stores taking advantage of Black Friday sales.   Things To Do Before Black Friday Start shopping early. No, not on that … [Read more...]

A Newbie’s Guide To Scoring Some Great Black Friday Deals

What Is Black Friday? Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. It's always the day after Thanksgiving. How did Black Friday get its name? For years, the day after Thanksgiving has been the day that retailers traditional go from being "in the red" (in debt) to being "in the black" (making a profit). Hence the name: Black Friday! Black Friday officially marks the start of the holiday shopping season, as there's only 4 weeks left to shop until … [Read more...]

Black Friday Shopping Tips… 5 Ways To Score The Best Deals And Find The Hottest Items

After participating in this, my 3rd season of Black Friday sales, I've learned a few things.You do realize that each year, the stores change their strategies a bit, right? As do the shoppers!Check out this summary of approaches you can take to Black Friday shopping. Most notable is the unique opportunity to take part in a Black Friday day of protest against consumerism where everyone is encouraged to "get out there and buy nothing!" Originally known as "No Shop Day"... this effort has … [Read more...]

Great Deals On 42-inch Widescreen TVs At Black Friday Sales Events

We recently purchased a 42" widescreen, flat screen, HDTV set.And now, it's hard to watch TV on anything smaller. (But we do... our other TV is an "old-fashioned" 20-inch television set.)The point is... we're really happy with our 42" TV set. And depending on where you're going to put it, it seems like the perfect size that would fit in most places. … [Read more...]

Black Friday Computer Specials …$299 Laptops And $199 Desktops!

A lot of people ask us for computer advice...Good news. Black Friday sales are upon us, and where else can you find brand new laptops from $299 to $799 and full-size desktop computers ranging from $199 to $699 outside of Black Friday sales events?!Here are the best deals to be found on computers at sales events taking place on the day after Thanksgiving -- November 23, 2007. … [Read more...]

Cyber Monday Online Sales Have Just What You’re Looking For

Did you know that the Monday after Thanksgiving (November 26th) is called "Cyber Monday"?Yep. Cyber Monday is the day that online traffic and online sales significantly increase for the year, and they don't really let up until after Christmas Day.That means... all is not lost if you were unable to make it to the post-Thanksgiving Day sales to take advantage of Black Friday specials. … [Read more...]