One of the biggest purchasing days of the year is upon us once again. The day after Thanksgiving is one of the best and worst days of the year to buy Christmas gifts. It’s one of the best days to shop because stores everywhere drastically lower their prices for anyone who can get to the actual store early enough to snatch up a limited amount of whatever it is they’ve discounted. I’ve seen some awesome deals before, like last year, when Circuit City had a nice $250 laptop. Now that’s cheap!
Black Friday is also one of the worst days of the year to shop too. Why? Because everyone in the entire world is trying to get their hands on that $250 laptop. I was one of those people last year. I woke up at about 4:30am and went to Circuit City with my brother. There was a line all the way around the building already and it was freezing outside. We got in around 7am and by the time we made our way to the counter in the computer section, all of the laptops were gone and 2 more hours had passed. It was 9 in the morning and I had nothing to show for it. I decided to go to the Best Buy across the street and see what they had. They actually had a lot of good deals on DVD gift packages, so I purchased quite a few of those for Christmas presents.
So that’s why I love and hate Black Friday. Every year, I tell myself that there’s no way I’m going out and trying to get those deals, but every year I find myself waiting in a long line in the cold. Do you know why? Because those deals are just too crazy to pass up. This is what this article is really about. Where do you find these deals? The website I’ve been using for years is BFAds.net, because they post just about every major retailers Black Friday ads before they are supposed to be released. I don’t know where they get it, I’m betting it employees, but the ads are almost always accurate.
Check out the website, hit their forums and write out the items that you want to pick up for your family. If you dedicate the entire day to shopping for gifts, I can guarantee that you’ll have gifts for almost everyone on your list and for much cheaper than you had planned. You’ll probably have bags of stuff for yourself too.