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November 16, 2011

Deals on Black Friday Attack Plan

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Written by: Lawrence

Hello my fellow photographers. As Thanksgiving is fast approaching, so are the infamous Deals on Black Friday.

Take it from me as I experienced first hand how it felt to sit outside Fry’s Electronics in the freezing cold with a portable gaming device in hand covered from head to toe in a blanket to save a few hundred dollars for products I needed and missed out on stuff I actually needed because I was stuck in one store.

This experience was pretty much the first and last time I waited in line for deals on black Friday


I got smart and planned ahead and created a shopping attack plan that I will share with you for great deals on black Friday.


Identify your needs and wants


Create list for needs and a separate list for wants. Make sure to categorize the list. (e.g. Photography items, Video Items.)


Start with the Needs list and check out the brick and mortar stores circulars first and then check online.


Create a spreadsheet and have a worksheet per store.


List out all of your needs and wants in each store and identify which store has most of the items you need and want to select the store you plan to visit when the stores open.  Unless you are planning to buy a TV don’t bother waiting in line as it is most often the case not necessary.


Now for the items in the needs list that is not in the selected store you simply check out the black Friday deals online.

With the above steps you should be able to maximize your time and maximize the items you NEED to purchase.

I hope this has been helpful. Good luck.

Here are some good buys i came across:

Best Buy

Item Price
Digital Media: SanDisk – 16GB High-Definition Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Memory Card $24.99
Digital Media: SanDisk 16GB Ultra SDHC Memory Card $17.99
Electronics:Motorola H730 Bluetooth Headset
Electronics Accessories: Motorola S10-HD Bluetooth Stereo Headphones[Retail Packaging]
Home Items: Sony – 8″ LCD Digital Photo Frame – Black $69.99


Item Price
Computer Components: Seagate 2TB Freeagent Goflex Desk External Drive $69.99


Item Price
Video Games: Battlefield 3
Video Games: Call of Duty: Black Ops
Sale Starts 11/20 12:00am

hhgregg Early Sale

Item Price
Electronics: Philips 10.4″ Digital Photo Frame $69.99
Sale Starts 11/25 5:00am


Item Price
Electronics: Jabra EASYGO Bluetooth Headset [Retail Packaging]
Video Games: Battlefield 3 Standard Edition (X360) (earlybird) $34.99
Sale Starts 11/24 6:00am

Kmart TG

Item Price
Electronics: Kodak Easyshare P85 8-inch Digital Frame $59.99
Electronics: Kodak P86 8-Inch Digital Picture Frame – Black $59.99
Sale Starts 11/25 12:00am


Item Price
Home Items: Panimage 9″ Digital Photo Frame (earlybird) (rebate) $39.99
Sale Starts 11/25 6:00am

Office Depot

Item Price
Computer Components: Seagate 3TB FreeAgent GoFlex Home Network Storage System $149.99

Office Max

Item Price
Electronics: Kodak P86 Digital Picture Frame $59.99
Sale Starts 11/25 4:00am


Item Price
Home Items: Pandigital PanImage PI1003DW 10.1-Inch Digital Picture Frame (Black) $59.99
Home Items: Sony DPF-D1010 10.2-Inch WVGA LCD (16:10) Digital Photo Frame (Black) $79.99


Item Price
Video Games: Battlefield 3 (Xbox 360) (In-Stores Only) $28.00


I’d love to know what black Friday deals you have your eyes on by leaving a comment below.


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Thank you!

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About the Author

Lawrence Atienza is a Jack of all Trades and Master of ALL. Whether it be in the realm of Advertising/Advertising operations with over 10+ years of experience to dabbling in the creative realm of photography and founding/writing for, Lawrence Atienza gives his all. You can find him on Google+,Twitter and the major social media outlets.