Black Friday Deals



Black Friday

A couple more days before Black Friday, the most awaited day of the year for most if not all shoppers here in the United States. Black Friday is the Friday after Thanksgiving (fourth Thursday of November) which is also the beginning of the traditional Christmas shopping season. For those who are not familiar with what Black Friday is, its the one day of the year where retailers like Best Buy, Walmart, Sears, Target, Macy’s, etc. offer doorbuster deals (very low-priced items designed to draw people into a sale). Because of the limited number and insanely low prices of these products, shoppers camp out a day or two outside these stores just so they can be the first persons to enter once the store opens their doors. Some large retailers even open their stores as early as midnight to accommodate these shoppers, while some open up at 5 AM.

Personally, I haven’t gone shopping on a Black Friday mainly because I don’t want to camp out in front of the store a day or several hours before the store opens up. There’s also the danger of getting hurt in a stampede as there’s been several cases before where people died because of a stampede happening in front of the store entrance during Black Friday.

This year though, I’m tempted to go and join in the fray after I saw a very good deal on external hard drives on two stores – Walmart and Target. I’ve been planning on getting a bigger external hard drive because the one I have now (320GB) is almost full.

Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB External Hard Drive
Walmart: Western Digital 1TB 3.5″ External Hard Drive — $78.00

Western Digital Elements 1TB Desktop Hard Drive
Target: Western Digital Elements 1TB Desktop Hard Drive – $59.98

While browsing the different Black Friday ads online, I found some good deals and decided to share it with you.

Kmart:
TomTom ONE 130 GPS — $79.99
Sony W180 Digital Camera — $99.99
Rock Band 2 Special Edition (XBox 360) — $99.99
Nintendo DSi Bundle w/5 Pre-Installed Games — $169.99
Sony Bravia L Series 32″ Class 720p LCD HDTV (Model KDL32L504) — $379.99

OfficeDepot:
D-Link Basic N Wireless Adapter — $19.99
D-Link Basic N Wireless Router — $19.99
Linksys Wireless-N Rangeplus Adapter — $39.99
Linksys Wireless-N Rangeplus Router Or Adapter — $39.99
Kingston 1GB PC 5300 DDR2 Memory Upgrade — $17.99
TomTom ONE 130 GPS Navigation System — $77.99
TomTom XL 330 GPS Navigation System — $97.99
Garmin Nuvi 1200 GPS Navigation System — $119.99
Garmin Nuvi 1300 GPS Navigation System — $149.99
TomTom GO 630 GPS Navigation System — $169.99
Canon PowerShot SD780 IS 12.1-Megapixel Digital Camera — $179.99
Acer Netbook 10.1″ Computer w/Intel 1.6GHz Atom Processor N270 — $199.99

RadioShack:
Sandisk 4GB USB Flash Drive — $9.99
Netgear WNR1000 Wireless-N 150 Router — $34.99
TomTom XL 330S GPS w/Free Dash Mount — $99.99
8GB iPod Touch w/ $20 Gift certificate — $199.99
Xbox 360 Elite System w/$60 Cash Back & 2 Games (Lego Batman and Pure) — $299.99
Samsung 32″ LCD HDTV — $399.99

Sears:
Sandisk 8GB SDHC Card — $14.99
TomTom One 130 GPS — $79.99
TomTom XL325S — $99.99
Samsung Blu-ray Disc Player BD-P1600-A — $149.99
Sony Blu-ray Disc Player BDPS360 — $149.99
Canon Powershot SD780 IS 12.1MP Digital Camera — $179.99
Samsung 40-inch Class 1080p LCD HDTV — $599.99

OfficeMax:
Logitech 2.0 Stereo Speaker System — $12.99
SanDisk 8GB Cruzer USB Flash Drive — $14.99
SanDisk 16GB Cruzer USB Flash Drive — $29.99
D-Link Basic N Wireless Router — $19.99
TomTom XL 330 GPS Navigation System — $97.99
Seagate 1.5TB Expansion External Hard Drive — $99.99
Acer Netbook 10.1″ Computer w/Intel 1.6GHz Atom Processor N270 — $199.99

Target:
Call Of Duty Modern Warfare PS3 Video Game With $10 Gift Card — $59.99
Call Of Duty Modern Warfare XBOX 360 Video Game With $10 Gift Card — $59.99
Western Digital Elements 1TB Desktop Hard Drive — $59.98
Western Digital Elements 500GB Portable Hard Drive — $59.98
TomTom XL340S GPS With Case — $97.00
Garmin Nuvi 1350T GPS System — $179.00
Apple 8GB iPod Nano With Free $15 Gift Card — $145.00
Apple 32GB iPod Touch With Free $30 Gift Card — $295.00
Westinghouse 32-inch 720p LCD HDTV — $246
Xbox 360 120GB Elite Game System Bundle With $50 Gift Card — $299.99

Best Buy:
Sandisk 8GB MicroSDHC Memory Card — $19.99
Logitech V450 Nano Cordless Laser Mouse — $24.99
Insignia Blu-ray Disc Player (Model # NS-BRDVD3) — $99.99
Garmin Nuvi 205W GPS Navigation System — $99.99
Western Digital 1.5TB My Book Home Edition External Hard Drive — $119.99
Garmin Nuvi 255WT GPS Navigation System — $129.99
Compaq Netbook w/Intel Atom Processor, 1GB Memory, 160GB Hard Drive — $179.99
Compaq Netbook w/Intel Atom Processor, 1GB Memory, 250GB Hard Drive — $229.99
HP 15.6″ Notebook Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit), 2GB RAM, 160GB hard drive — $197
Dynext 32-inch 720p LCD HDTV — $299.99
Canon EOS Rebel Tli D-SLR Camera w/18-55mm IS Lens — $699.99

Walmart:
Sandisk Cruzer 4GB USB Flash Drive — $8.00
HP Deskjet F2430 All-In-One Printer — $25.00
Belkin N 150 Router — $29.00
Western Digital My Passport Essential 320GB Hard Drive — $49.00
TomTom GPS system — $59
Magnavox Blu-Ray disc player — $78
Apple 8GB iPod Touch w/$50 iTunes GC — $195.00
eMachines 15.6″ laptop Windows 7 Home Premium, 2GB RAM, 160GB hard drive — $198
HP 15.6″ Notebook w/Intel Processor, 3GB Memory, 250GB Hard Drive (Model # G60-519WM) — $298.00
Sony Bravia 32″ KDL32L504 LCD 720P HDTV — $378.00
Sony Bravia 40″ KDL40S504 LCD 1080P HDTV — $598.00
Acer 17.3″ Laptop Windows 7 Premium, 4GB RAM, 320GB hard drive (Online Only) — $498.00

There are tons of deals for different types of products in different stores. Just do a Google search of “black friday deals” and you’ll get several websites that provide detailed information on different Black Friday Deals for each retailer/store.

Each store has their own rules and regulations especially for doorbusters and also different store hours so make sure you check them out first before you decide to go out and go shopping on Black Friday. One tip I can give you, is to check out the store a day or two before the sale so you know where the items you want are located. Btw, if you do decide to go shopping on Black Friday keep safe and have fun!

Anyone going shopping on Black Friday this year? If so, which store are you going to and what are you planning to buy? If you could go and purchase any of the items listed above, which one would you buy? Do you have any interesting Black Friday shopping experience? Please share your thoughts.

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5 Comments

  1. Industry News

    December 1, 2009 at 1:01 AM

    Jeepers! Converting these dollar prices back to South African Rands makes for some good reading. These items are substantially cheaper than what xmas specials are running for over here. Talk about loss-leaders! There is zero profit being made on these items that are on special!

  2. Japaul Vergonia

    November 25, 2009 at 10:55 PM

    Black Friday is really the best day for shoppers.. hop!

    Like you.. I’m also planning to buy my own external HDD for backups and for security reasons.. and looking for the best brand.. also planning to have a silver case for my notebook (worried to have scratches place on it)..

    Though, setting it on December.. Any brand(s) you’ll then like to recommend for me the best..?

  3. Dean Sanderson

    November 25, 2009 at 9:24 PM

    I plan on getting at least two Wii’s this Friday (one for me, another for a friend)

  4. doitz

    November 25, 2009 at 7:05 PM

    wow!!!! cge kuya bili kna ng External HD!!!hehehee xcited nko sobra!hehehe

    it’s cold here….I love the snowy effect!

  5. sylv3rblade

    November 25, 2009 at 6:25 PM

    ahh Black Friday.. I do wish we have some sort of sale like this in the Philippines. With the holiday season coming up, dealers here are going to pump prices once again >_> I’d better get my D90 on January rather than December.

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