Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving when stores offer items below cost, to get a massive amount of attention.
Your odds are slim of getting any of these items. It is possible to get one of the items, but Black Friday takes a lot of hard work and planning.
You generally have to go to the stores very early in the morning to get the very good deals, and be well versed on the stores deals to know exactly what the good deals are.
Go directly to the stores websites. They have secret online sales, and secret in store sales listed online. This is how I found the hidden deal on a camera a few Thanksgivings back. I knew about the deal, and no one else did, because I was the only one that went online.
These stores usually offer black Friday deals. Make sure to check their websites, and stay up to date on any deals:
Target has not traditionally offered deals that have caught my attention. I do like Target, and the fact that they give a percentage of sales to local non-profits.
Sears has a great return policy. They generally carry only high quality items, but they are a tad overpriced.
I am not a fan of Wal-Mart, but when they do sales they do them big. They also have a wonderful return policy.
Best Buy usually offers the big door busters. If you are looking for a new TV or computer, keep an eye on Best Buy.
I have found some of Kohl’s sales are really just advertised clearance items. Deals can still be found here, just be prepared for deals being a little misleading.
Black Friday in Store
Black Friday is very scary and aggressive.
People push, people cut in line, and the temperatures outside are usually below freezing (at least here in Colorado).
Salespeople dread this day, and there is no way you will ever get any help from a salesperson. They are busy enough keeping the store from burning down. The lines just to check out can wrap around the store several times.
If you are prepared to see the dark side of shopping, you may be ready to give Black Friday shopping a try.
Do not bring a chair. Bring as little as you can. Once inside it will be a free for all, and the less you have to carry around the better.