2010 Black Friday is on November 26 this year. Mark your calenders. This article covers two important areas for your consideration. One is actual early predictions on the costs of items. The other will give you some preparation suggestions, before the big event day arrives. In regards to cost predictions, I researched and talked to individuals that worked in different stores. Prices that I listed here are just rough estimates, that I gathered. However, they could be very helpful, if you are searching for that one special item.
Mini Laptops starting at $129, LCD televisions starting at $349.
Mini Notebooks; 8.9 inch display to 10,1 inch display, 1GB Ram , Wi Fi beginning at $129.
Intel Core i3, 14.1-inch Display, 4GB RAM, 320GB, BluRay, Wi-Fi for $499.00
Intel Core i3, 15.4-in WXGA, 4GB RAM, 500GB, DVD Burner for $399.99
Intel Core2 Duo, 14.1-inch Display, 4GBRAM, 320GB, DVD Burner for $299.99
Desktop w/ AMD Athlon Dual-Core, 4GB RAM, DVD Burner $199.99.
Desktop PC w/Intel Core i3, 4GB RAM, 500GB, DVD Burner for $399.99.
Intel Core 2 Quad, 6GB RAM, 1TB, DVD Burner for $499.00.
42-inch LCD HDTV for $349.
47-inch LCD HDTV for $499.
55-inch LCD HDTV for $799.
LED 37-inch 1080p LCD HDTV $499.
LED 47-inch 1080p LCD HDTV $749.
LED 55-inch 1080p LCD HDTV for $1299.99.
Iphones and cellphones
Apple iPhone 4G for FREE (Service Required).
HTC Smartphone w/Google’s Android 2.1 for FREE (Service Required).
Nokia C6 Unlocked Smartphone for $199.99.
NOKIA N97 Unlocked Black Mini Smartphone with Car Kit for $199.99.
Blu Rays starting at $49,99, Sony Play Station 3 starting at $279, Nintendo Wii $99,99.
The second part of this article deals with preparations. The most important thing to know is, what time do the stores open. Stores will set time limits on sales during the day. Bigger savings are usually earlier in the day.
Coupons are often run one to two weeks before the sale takes place. They are sent out in the mail, placed on line, and even handed out at the store at the cash register as you leave. You need to pay close attention to what is going on at each store. Here is a good tip. Visit the store in advance and talk to the sales manager.
Walmart and Target open at 5 am. JC Penny at 4 am. K-Mart 7 am. Sears 4 am. Walgreen’s 7 am, Kohl’s 4 am. Macy’s 5 am. Office Depot 6 am. Toysrus Midnight. Meijer 5 am. Best Buy 5 am. Staples 6 am. Home Depot 6 am.
Buy local newspapers beginning on Sunday November 14. Start looking and clipping your coupons. Place them in a large manila envelope. On the outside of the envelope, list the coupons and adds inside. Also, make note of where to go and when to redeem your coupon. This will really help you.
Finally set your budget. Make sure that you have the funds available for your purchases. The secret to getting the best out of “Black Friday Deals” is by paying attention to detail.
sources; www.theblackfriday.com, www.target.com, www.walmart.com