Tapping into Black Friday Shopping Sprees


Furniturestyle reports on how consumer spending will increase this Black Friday because people want to put their dollar to the best use they can and try to get the best deal on purchases.

According to a study by the National Retail Federation, 40.0 percent of shoppers say that sales or promotions is the largest factor when determining where to shop.

That number was even higher in a study by Deloitte LLP, which found that 73 percent of consumers said they would shop at stores that had the best value and 72 percent said they would shop at stores that had the lowest — far outpacing other factors such as location, quality of merchandise or customer service.

Getting a Jump on Black Friday Savings

News 3 of Las Vegas reports on the best way to go about Black Friday. Since prices are already going down, when is the best time to buy? The news report can be found here.

Black Friday, which kicks off the holiday shopping season, is three weeks away. If you like bargains, the wait may be worth it. But that doesn’t mean you have to wait to start scoping out the deals.

The Saving You Money Team shows you where to look.

It’s a day-after-Thanksgiving ritual. Shoppers lining up for hours to get first dibs at holiday sales. But with budgets tight, consumers are being extra cautious this year. Many are not buying until they’re sure they’ve found the best deal around.

Black Friday deals: You’ll need to dig [MSN Money]

2057157132_261b3553e0_oMelinda Fulmer at MSN Money writes about 2009 Black Friday deals. She cautions that deals won’t be as widespread, or as deep, as last year. She gives a good overview of where to find holiday deals and even links to a Black Friday iPhone app from DealNews.

Shoppers might have to work a little harder this year to scoop up the best bargains on Black Friday, the traditional post-Turkey Day shopping kickoff.
Retailers aren’t slashing 75% off everything in the store, as they did last year when the deteriorating economy caught them with too much inventory. Rather, they are offering truly hot deals on only a handful of items, such as a $149 laptop computer (OfficeMax), a 32-inch LCD TV for $246 (Target) and a $579 washer-dryer combo (Sears).

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Will the Economic Crisis Affect Black Friday?

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Wondering whether or not the current economic crisis wil devestate this year’s Black Friday? Walletpop talks to the CEO of dealnews.com, Dan de Grandpre, about how what turnout he anticipates.

Black Friday needs only three things to be successful: retailers with amazing deals, willing consumers and money. Without any one of these items Black Friday ceases to be the spectacle that retailers and shoppers have come to know and love. In order to understand how the economy affects any of these three elements it is important to understand the relationship between retailers and consumers.

Shop Black Friday for digital gear deals


USATODAY writes about shopping for digital gear on Black Friday and the sales you can expect on certain items as well as what would probably not be on sale.

Despite what you see in stores right now, the Friday after Thanksgiving begins the traditional Christmas shopping season. It’s called Black Friday to mark the day retailers make profits and are “in the black.” It’s also the day for extended shopping hours, crowded stores and deeply discounted prices.

Why You’ll Buy a Netbook On Black Friday


Mike Elgan of Datamation notes that the netbook will be popular this year as it is affordable and the perfect gift. They also have a list of tips on how to get great netbook deals this Black Friday.

First, unless the Grinch finds a way to keep Christmas from coming, the holidays will soon be upon us. Netbooks make perfect gifts because the cost is low, the value is high, and everybody wants one. Unlike other gadgets, netbooks are popular among all age groups, from 9 to 99. They’re even great gifts for people who already own desktop, laptop and other netbook computers. You can never be too rich, too thin or have too many netbooks.

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