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.
- I like to go to http://www.2011blackfridayads.com/ as they actual show the circular scans which in my opinion is easier to navigate.
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:
|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|
|Computer Components: Seagate 2TB Freeagent Goflex Desk External Drive||$69.99|
|Video Games: Battlefield 3
|Video Games: Call of Duty: Black Ops
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|Electronics: Philips 10.4″ Digital Photo Frame||$69.99|
|Electronics: Jabra EASYGO Bluetooth Headset [Retail Packaging]
|Video Games: Battlefield 3 Standard Edition (X360) (earlybird)||$34.99|
|Electronics: Kodak Easyshare P85 8-inch Digital Frame||$59.99|
|Electronics: Kodak P86 8-Inch Digital Picture Frame – Black||$59.99|
|Home Items: Panimage 9″ Digital Photo Frame (earlybird) (rebate)||$39.99|
|Computer Components: Seagate 3TB FreeAgent GoFlex Home Network Storage System||$149.99|
|Electronics: Kodak P86 Digital Picture Frame||$59.99|
|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|
|Video Games: Battlefield 3 (Xbox 360) (In-Stores Only)||$28.00|