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Old 11-17-2009, 08:36 PM
 
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Anyone shopping on Black Friday?

Or is it just a Gimmick?

Do you think you will better deal later?
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Old 11-17-2009, 08:54 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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If you do plan on shopping that day, check out the thread in the Deals, Coupons, Free Stuff Forum
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Old 11-18-2009, 10:13 AM
 
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I have been watching trends on electronics. The pricing was actually pretty low on alot of stuff the end of October through around the 12th of November. They are steadily rising (since then) on higher end electronics. I think it is so when the pricing drops on black Friday the consumer feels he got a great deal when in fact he could have bought it late October for the same price.
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Old 11-18-2009, 01:47 PM
 
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I have been watching trends on electronics. The pricing was actually pretty low on alot of stuff the end of October through around the 12th of November. They are steadily rising (since then) on higher end electronics. I think it is so when the pricing drops on black Friday the consumer feels he got a great deal when in fact he could have bought it late October for the same price.
What about Inventory?
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:53 AM
 
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Anyone shopping on Black Friday?

Or is it just a Gimmick?

Do you think you will better deal later?
I always think "Wow, think of all the money I could save if I just stay home and buy nothing at all!"

Works for me.

https://www.adbusters.org/campaigns/bnd
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Old 11-19-2009, 06:11 PM
 
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I don't like crowds and rarely even shop on the weekends. You won't catch me anywhere near those stores on Black Friday.
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Old 11-19-2009, 07:38 PM
 
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Its worth it for a big ticket item like big screen TV.
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Old 11-20-2009, 02:09 AM
 
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Its worth it for a big ticket item like big screen TV.
I'm good with a 36" CRT, but if it gets to be an emergency I *might* consider braving the sales to save 10% on a big ticket item.
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Old 11-20-2009, 07:01 AM
 
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Uh oh, I just saw this...

Dirty secrets of Black Friday 'doorbusters' - Nov. 20, 2009
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Old 11-20-2009, 02:12 PM
 
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This is surprising to someone?

These practices are nothing new, at least in my area - all ads say 'While Supplies Last", or some derivitive of that.

Car dealers usually advertise "1 at this price" or 5 at this price".
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