Thursday, November 17, 2011

Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2011

It's almost that time of year again.  DEAL TIME!  Time to check out all the Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals and see if there are any must have deals on must have items! 

The wifey and I are definitely not Black Friday early morning shoppers.  Mostly because we hate fighting crowds and are not morning people.  Cyber Monday I do like personally.  I enjoy searching for great deals online and do get a bit of a thrill out it, but generally only if it is a really great deal on an item that I already had an interest in and/or the savings are just too good to pass up.  

Here is the main site that contains the actual scans of the Black Friday sale advertisements from most major companies. Unfortunately, I haven't found a good site yet that shows Cyber Monday deals ahead of time.  Most sites recommend signing up for e-mail alerts from the main sites like Amazon, Best Buy, NewEgg and others to be the first to know when info comes out.  If you have any other good sites for Friday/Monday deals, please include them in the comment section.

I'm personally looking for good deals on 10 inch tablets and have found some pretty decent deals and one that we thought about trying one of the late night door buster sales for.  However, after reading some of the forums with people talking about setting up tents, meeting offline for strategy sessions a week in advance, etc. I think we'd be way of our league here.  So if you know of any online/Cyber Monday deals on 10 inch name brand tablets like Motorola, Asus, Toshiba, or Samsung that have SD card slots, front/rear camera and bluetooth for under $249, let me know!

This year stores are opening earlier than ever before, here is some store specific info:

Walmart, long known as a Black Friday Mecca, will open at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving, then begin phasing in deals: 10 p.m. will feature toys, home and apparel bargains, then electronics deals begin at midnight. Other items will go on sale after 8 a.m.
BestBuy will kick off its Black Friday events at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving at many locations with what they call "cinematic events" for those in line. Then, officially, their doors will open at midnight.
The Gap plans to open about 80 percent of its stores, including The Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, on Thanksgiving. For instance, one Old Navy will open 9 a.m. Thanksgiving, close at 8 p.m. and then reopen at midnight.
Bealls will open stores at midnight on Thanksgiving, compared to 4 a.m. on Black Friday last year, and hand out 100 scratch-off game cards for a chance to win an iPad2 or a $250 gift card.
Target will open the bulk of its stores at midnight on Thanksgiving this year — compared with opening around dawn on Black Friday last year — and will take a much more organized approach to crowd control. At the moment of opening, Target managers will let in groups of 30 people at a time, then pause for a margin of safety, and then let in anther group.
Macy's will open most of its 800-plus U.S. locations at midnight Thanksgiving, compared with 4 a.m. on Black Friday last year.

Any Black Friday/Cyber Monday plans?  What specific items are you looking for?  I'll try and keep and eye out for certain things and let you know if I find any.  Again, if you find other good sites with deals, especially on 10 inch tablets, please let me know in the comments or drop me an email at  Thanks and happy hunting!


Jen said...

You are getting me pumped up! I didn't realize that many stores were opening at midnight. I am looking for a good 32" small flat screen tv for $300ish? and a DSLR camera (nikon or camera) for around $800ish. Know any good deals for those. I just have not had time to look yet.

Chris said...

Check out my post from today on searching for individual items for Black Friday

Design by Free WordPress Themes | Bloggerized by Lasantha - Premium Blogger Themes