Thursday, November 20, 2008

Black Friday 101

The way it looks, the coming Black Friday is not going to be a shopping festival but a desperate effort to sale as many products as possible on the retailer’s part and getting the best deal on buyers part. Yes, it is a war front and the million dollar question is: “Are you ready to put down your fork on the Thanksgiving Day and endure the chilling cold and stand the long queue in front of retail stores to get the best product at a deep discount?”

First of all, retailers have turned the day after Thanksgiving into a national holiday. They are offering great deals on technology products as they are expected to be the top favorite on Black Friday 2008. However, these products will be “hard to find” and they are limited.

In order to get the products you want, you need to do little bit of research by going through various Black Friday websites such as,,, Fat You should remember that information in these websites is not very much reliable. Retailers can change every thing at the last moment.

The second step is to look into the retail stores and see what products they have and where they are located. You can shop in groups to cover more stores. If you are looking for one particular product you can take another person who will stand at the check out line. You can also have another person at home who will be sitting in front of the computer and keep you updated with last minute deals.

If you are not ready to go through all these hassles, then you should wait for the “Cyber Monday.” You will get the same discount like "Black Friday" but you will not get those “door buster deals.”

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