Where to shop online for Black Friday?

Started 4 months ago | Questions thread
tex Veteran Member • Posts: 8,433
The main thing is to be VERY CAREFUL

Deals aren't what they used to be.  I've seen tons of "deals" in past years and now this one that aren't deals at all. But if you must indulge...

  • Comparison shopping is a must
  • Find pricing trends if you can
  • Quite a few deals are on products soon to be discounted anyway as they are at the end of their product cycles
  • Check those specs!  Some deals are for similar but not quite the same products, with worse specs
  • Recently, Yule-tide bargains have been as good or better than black Friday ones
  • Daily deals on Amazon (not as good this year because of the pandemic) and B&H, for instance, and there are many others,  are often better than black Friday deals, and they go on all year long
  • And more. Buyer beware.

Black Friday had its moment, especially in the beginning (although it always had scam-ish qualities), but that day is largely past. And it should be remembered by all that it was always intended both to jump start holiday sales for the largest retailers---at the expense of the smaller ones---by inducing an irrational buying frenzy among the middle class, the working class, and the upper level poor often to their detriment.

Let it die.  Retailers will adapt, be assured.

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