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8 rules to get the best deals on Black Friday

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Editorial, Features, Hot Deals

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With the sheer number of sales and offers being flung around during Black Friday weekend, there's a chance that you may encounter an item you're interested in that doesn't appear in any ad. Although you can easily price compare offers from competing stores, how can you be certain that it's actually the best deal you can get? Below, we've detailed a few steps that you should take to ensure that your purchase is a wise one. And though you may feel pressure to move quickly on Black Friday — with extremely limited-time offers and deals selling out — a few moments spent researching will make you much less likely to regret your purchases later.

1. Know the Price History for the Item: Many people don't realize that there's an option on dealnews that allows you to view expired deals. This info is useful when assessing the dealworthiness of a current price for a specific item. If the model you're considering was offered for less a few weeks or months ago, it's probably a pretty weak Black Friday deal. We've noticed a few such offerings in the ads already, so be on the lookout.

2. Consider Other Colors: If you're not particular about the color of your item, it's worth doing a quick check to see if a less-mainstream colorway is seeing stronger discounts. For example, some of the deepest cuts on items like Vibram FiveFingers shoes tend to be brightly-colored styles. When searching for additional options, keep in mind that sometimes the model number integrates color information. (Cameras and camcorders frequently do this.) Simplify the model number to broaden your search, and you may find a blue camera for less than the standard black or silver model you were originally considering.

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The real Apple Black Friday deals are at MacMall

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Hot Deals, PC / Laptop

MacMall Black FridayI know a lot of you are doing your shopping online today, and apart from the great stuff that’s going on in the Amazon Black Friday sale, we know that Apple gear is all the rage. To that end, we had a quick tip for you. Yes, Apple has a Black Friday sale going on, and you will find some discounts on a bunch of Macs and iPods, among other things. However, for the true deals, be sure to hit the MacMall Black Friday sale. They are an Apple reseller, and they’ve got Macs at deeper discounts than Apple is offering, and with freebies thrown in to boot. They are the place to shop today if you want great deals on Apple products.

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Hit Amazon for some great Black Friday deals

Amazon Black Friday 2009Okay guys, if you are looking to do some shopping, we think that the Amazon Black Friday deals page is a great place to start. Why? Well, so far today they’ve had full music albums for 75% off, The Dark Knight on for 72% off, and a Garmin nuvi GPS for 50% off. Oh, and there’s plenty more where that came from.

Sound interesting? Head on over to the Amazon Black Friday Deals page to scope out what else they’ve got going on.

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Poll: Will you be shopping on Black Friday?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Features, Hot Deals

Okay, we need to hear from you guys, our peeps. We’ve told you about a bunch of deals, some of which are downright fantastic, like that $78 Blu-ray player at Walmart. So we want to know, do you plan on braving the crowds on Friday morning to take advantage of any of this years Black Friday sales? Will you be doing your shopping from home? Or do you just not care?

Give us a glimpse into your world, will ya?


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