– Even before we say trick or treat, bargain hunters are looking forward to the treat that’s more than a month away — Black Friday.
Electronics were hot last year and will be again for 2010. The new electronic gadgets will be Google TV and 3D sets.
Televisions will likely be top of the price wars this year as DisplaySearch expects prices to drop 12 percent by the end of the year.
Don’t forget toys!
Toys “R” Us us released it’s hot toy list in September, and this week Target is advertising the lowest prices of the season on its “top toys.”
A Thomas toy and some board games are on sale for just $7.
Walmart is also already offering $5, $10, and $15 toy deals.
The phrase “lowest price of the season” will be popular
One phrase you’ll see a lot in all the advertisements as we lead up to the Christmas holiday — “lowest price of the season.”
From clothing retailers to toy stores, it’s a phrase being attached to all kinds of products as stores do everything they can to get you in the door.
Black Friday websites
Black Friday websites are popping up so you can keep track of all these money saving promotions.
The race is on to see which website can get the most Black Friday ads leaked.
Some claim to already have this year’s flyers.
While other websites claim to have a Sears flyer for a special called “Black Friday Now” that offers deals at the end of October.
Some sites are better than others, but here’s a list of Black Friday sites:
Black Friday @ Gotta Deal – “The Official Black Friday Deals Site”
Black Friday 2010 – has an email signup for deal alerts
The Black Friday – “The Official Black Friday 2010 Site”
Black Friday Online – has an email signup for deal alerts
BlackFriday – has an email signup for deal alerts
blackfriday2010 – powered by bradsdeals
blackfriday – has an email signup for deal alerts
iblackfriday – “The Official site for all of the 2010 Black Friday ads”
Do your own research
Before you purchase one of these advertised hot deals, make sure it’s really a good deal. Don’t fall for the advertising pitch.
Use a comparison shopping site (like Shopzilla , NexTag , or PriceGrabber ) to see the price tag for that product at other stores. You can even just Google the item to see the going price for it.
Free Shipping Day
If you want to skip all the Black Friday craziness and you’re a procrastinator, then you want to keep the
Free Shipping Day
on your calendar. On Friday, Dec. 17, it’s estimated 1000+ retailers will participate in free online shipping.