Black Friday Advice

I’m sure you all are just as excited as I am about Black Friday.  I usually stock up on my blank CDs and DVDs, as well as score on some free trinkets.  Here’s my list of Black Friday buying advice for electronics:

  1. Before you buy anything, check prices on  You never know, they just might have it cheaper.
  2. Check the store’s website before you force yourself out of your nice warm bed to stand in a cold line for an hour.  Most stores have opened the Black Friday craze to e-buyers. In fact, some even have a week of Black Friday deals, like They have deals for books, electronics (TVs, Cameras, etc.), Sports, Clothing, Tools… Check it out.
  3. If you want to buy something from a store that doesn’t have Black Friday deals, ask them for a discount.  Chances are, they won’t, but it’s worth a shot!
  4. Before buying an electronic toy, be sure to do your research.  Black Friday deals typically don’t include the mid- and high-range items.  They want to lure  you in with the really good and hope that you purchase extra stuff. Don’t be a sucker for bait-and-switch.
  5. Along with 4, plan out what you are going to buy before you go to bed.  If something doesn’t feel right, pass.  There’s nothing worse than buying something you never use.
  6. Don’t buy something just because it’s a “good deal.” People’s homes are littered with “good deals.” A good rule of thumb is this: If will only use it once a year or less, you don’t need it.
  7. Be prepared to fill out a rebate form for everything you buy.  This takes time that you might rather spend elsewhere.
  8. If you are going to buy fabric, take two people.  One to go to the fabric and one to go strait to the cutting table.  If you don’t, you’ll be stuck behind the lady buying the 1 yard of every type of fabric.

Well, I hope this has been a good start.  Do you have any Black Friday buying advice you’d like to add?

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