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I-75
November 28th, 2008, 02:05 PM
Did anyone do Black Friday shopping? What good deals did you get?

Swagman
November 28th, 2008, 02:38 PM
Black Friday is (any) Friday the 13th

Thats why it's called Black Friday. Where in the world can it possibly be Friday the 13th at the moment ?

Mayan Calender I presume ?

jmagsho
November 28th, 2008, 03:04 PM
I scored some good deals on memory at Newegg, although I bought them through the pre-Thanksgiving sale. They have some good stuff over there today though, like 1 TB WD drives for $94.

blithen
November 28th, 2008, 03:15 PM
Black Friday is (any) Friday the 13th

Thats why it's called Black Friday. Where in the world can it possibly be Friday the 13th at the moment ?

Mayan Calender I presume ?

I'm pretty sure today has to do with like...Sales or stock I suppose or something like that 'cause everything has drop dramatically in price so everyone buys stuff to make stocks go up suppose. I don't know...Anyway, it's called black friday 'cause everyone goes out and buys crap that's on sale.

Oliver.BS
November 28th, 2008, 03:47 PM
A Macbook 2.1ghz 2gb ram for 568 sterling

jimi_hendrix
November 28th, 2008, 03:49 PM
Black Friday is (any) Friday the 13th

Thats why it's called Black Friday. Where in the world can it possibly be Friday the 13th at the moment ?

Mayan Calender I presume ?

not sure if this was answered or not...but its black friday because for the most part department stores lose money all year round...until christmas...today is they day they want to be in the black (black ink to show positive, red to show negative) so that they profit

i did not do any shopping but my birthday is tomarrow so i hope i get a deal...

Swagman
November 28th, 2008, 03:51 PM
Happy birthday for tomorrow.

And thanks you two for explanation.

OrangeCrate
November 28th, 2008, 04:23 PM
Not to kick the definition thing to death, but here's the full explanation of the term "Black Friday" here in the U.S.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Friday_(shopping)

Edit:

Well, that's the correct link, but it doesn't seem to want to work. As an alternative, just search "black friday" in Wikepedia, and you'll see the full article. Very interesting...

bwhite82
November 28th, 2008, 04:33 PM
No way am I going shopping today. The big box stores are going to be absolute ZOOS. Also, from past experience, the things that are marked down are things that are already overstocked or outdated items. You won't find too many deals on the "must have" or "hot" items this holiday season. In fact, you will see price INCREASES on many of these items.

Solution, avoid brick and mortar and shop online and price hunt just like you normally would. I've watched several DSLR cameras that I've been wanting for many months, actually increase in price the closer we get to Christmas.

IMO, black friday == scam.

Example:

Big Box store price on: Big name HDTV 42" (say $700) July 2008

Box Box store price near Christmas: Big name HDTV 42" ($800) November 2008 But wait! Black Friday price marked down to $700! Woo! What a deal!

lulz, good luck with your shopping

klange
November 28th, 2008, 04:35 PM
Why is the day after Thanksgiving called "Black Friday"?

It's a simple answer. Before the holiday season, most store chains are at a loss - selling in the "red". Despite the seemingly lower prices and abundance of deals, the massive sales achieved on the day after Thanksgiving actually bring chains out of the red and into the "black". Hence, "Black Friday".

And now you know!



Didn't go shopping. Tried it last year while I was in Minnesota with the rest of my family, didn't go well. Not doing it again.

m_ad
November 28th, 2008, 04:42 PM
A Macbook 2.1ghz 2gb ram for 568 sterling

Where did you get this?

I-75
November 28th, 2008, 10:48 PM
I got a 640 GB external hard drive for $69 and a laptop cooler than runs off of USB for $9.99 at Staples. I hardly spent anything this year.

I noticed less people waiting in line outside (waiting for it to open up) at Staples than last year.

jdong
November 28th, 2008, 11:09 PM
I got a Fedora 10 i386 installer for $0 F/S and an OpenSUSE 11.1RC1 installer free with it, too.

I guess that's not the question, but anyway ;-)

nick09
November 28th, 2008, 11:11 PM
Only a Molex power splitter cable at newegg($1.99 without shipping and no tax) just because the closest molex connector I have could not reach the Graphics card. Before Black Friday I got me these items:
World of Warcraft PC Game BLIZZARD - Trial Edition - Free:
http://c1.neweggimages.com/productimage/00-998-116-02.jpg
D&S Cables 3T8-B Black Type 8" Cable Tie - $4.99:
http://c1.neweggimages.com/NeweggImage/productimage/99-997-012-03.jpg
RiDATA Lightning 4GB Secure Digital (SD) - $7.99:
http://c1.neweggimages.com/NeweggImage/productimage/20-183-091-02.jpg
SONY Blu-Ray Disc Remote Control(PS3) - $19.99:
http://c1.neweggimages.com/NeweggImage/productimage/79-261-053-02.jpg
ASUS AH3450/HTP/256M Radeon HD 3450(AGP graphics card) - $44.99:
http://c1.neweggimages.com/NeweggImage/productimage/14-121-273-02.jpg
SUPER TALENT (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 - $46.99:
http://www.digiconcepts.com/supertalent_x32pb2gc.jpg
2 SONY DUALSHOCK3 Wireless Controllers - $89.98:
http://review-gadget.com/wp-content/uploads/sony-dualshock-3-controller.jpg

About $214.93 without shipping and no tax. Those were ordered on sunday and I'm still waiting for the RAM to come in(It came from a different state).

plb
November 29th, 2008, 12:14 AM
There are really not that many good deals this year.

grazed
November 29th, 2008, 12:33 AM
i camped out for this beast. i still can't believe the price on this for the specs.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9038178&type=product&id=1218011772901

a friend that came along bought a second one for me as well. can't beat 3 gigs of ddr2, 160GB hdd, and a decent dual core for that price. :guitar:

I-75
November 29th, 2008, 05:00 AM
i camped out for this beast. i still can't believe the price on this for the specs.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9038178&type=product&id=1218011772901

a friend that came along bought a second one for me as well. can't beat 3 gigs of ddr2, 160GB hdd, and a decent dual core for that price. :guitar:

That is a excellent deal!

wolfen69
November 29th, 2008, 05:42 AM
i got 50 blank DVD's (TDK) for $7.99 YAY!

brokenreality
November 29th, 2008, 05:54 AM
I was sown visiting my parents and they picked up a Compaq Presario desktop with monitor for $440 at officemax. It's avtually a pretty good computer for that price.

Me, I avoid black friday sales, I don't care how much money I can save on items, I'd rather shop around or pay more at a different time. Black Friday (Holidays in general) can bring out the worst in people. Nothing like a 1,000+ people trampling people down to get to a limited number of a certain item. I used to work for a store on black friday a guy actually had a heart attack and died in the store and people just walk over him and raided his shopping cart. Opps! sorry about this negative rant!

zmjjmz
November 29th, 2008, 06:03 AM
My good deal was not getting trampled by crowds of delusional shoppers.

brokenreality
November 29th, 2008, 07:05 AM
Nothing like a stampede to get in the holiday mood!!
http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2008/11/28/2008-11-28_worker_dies_at_long_island_walmart_after.html

Sand Lee
November 29th, 2008, 07:10 AM
I got a 2GB Flashdrive/SD/MicroSD combo for $6.49
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134545)

Mr. Picklesworth
November 29th, 2008, 08:38 AM
With some rare exceptions, this sounds like a completely normal sale to me except it's planted the day after US Thanksgiving, which should really give people all the more reason not to bother since they just spent the last night eating boatloads of turkey or something.
So, err, what gives?

Anyway, I downloaded wmhdplop and swallow-applet today for free. Quite cool software :)

toupeiro
November 29th, 2008, 10:05 AM
Office Depot:

2x Acer 22" TFT displays for $139 a piece.

1x 16GB Sandisk Cruizer USB 2.0 drive: $29.99

aaaantoine
November 30th, 2008, 01:30 AM
With some rare exceptions, this sounds like a completely normal sale to me except it's planted the day after US Thanksgiving, which should really give people all the more reason not to bother since they just spent the last night eating boatloads of turkey or something.
So, err, what gives?

Christmas only being a month away (people like to get stuff for Christmas), combined with what are typically blowout prices compared to the rest of the year, create an extremely competitive shopping environment.


Anyway, I downloaded wmhdplop and swallow-applet today for free. Quite cool software :)

I might check those out...

Polygon
November 30th, 2008, 04:25 AM
doom 3 - 20 dollars
bioshock - 10 dollars (seriously, best buy has suck skewed prices, bioshock is a newer game, but half the price of doom 3? call of duty 4 is also STILL 50 dollars!

2 cds - 10 dollars each
4 gb pro duo memory stick - 20 dollars (these go for like 50 dollars usually!)

dynex (best buy brand) webcam - 35 dollars

which is about 105 dollars. yay =)

KyTiXx
November 30th, 2008, 04:33 AM
8 Gig usb stick 15$ at C City :DDDD

MikeTheC
November 30th, 2008, 04:33 AM
Stayed at home. Didn't need anything, couldn't afford anything, and didn't want to risk being trampled to death like this poor Wal-Mart temp (http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/11/28/black.friday.violence/index.html).

No, I stayed at home and enjoyed good food and beautiful, sunny and clear weather. Was even out and about in shorts and a t-shirt! Yay!

zmjjmz
November 30th, 2008, 05:43 AM
Nothing like a stampede to get in the holiday mood!!
http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2008/11/28/2008-11-28_worker_dies_at_long_island_walmart_after.html

I have lost faith in humanity.

Spr0k3t
November 30th, 2008, 06:16 AM
I got a rock.

squeabs
November 30th, 2008, 06:21 AM
I didn't go shopping. I stayed home and played Halo 3 online.

w4ett
November 30th, 2008, 06:25 AM
8GB USB Thumb Drive and 8GB Kingston SDHC for $14.99 @ Office Depot
Logitech Wireless Mouse and 4 port USB Hub for $4.99
250 GB WD IDE Internal Drive for $25...no rebate

MikeTheC
November 30th, 2008, 06:29 AM
Nothing like a stampede to get in the holiday mood!!
http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2008/11/28/2008-11-28_worker_dies_at_long_island_walmart_after.html
Whoops. Sorry, I didn't see you'd already posted a link to that disgusting event.

Who knew consumers could be such a**h****.