Weekend Open Forum: Share Your Black Friday Experience

By Matthew ยท 56 replies
Nov 27, 2009
  1. Timonius

    Timonius TS Evangelist Posts: 647   +58

    I bought a couple of games on steam and impulse. Oldies but goodies!
  2. timljh

    timljh TS Enthusiast Posts: 34

    too bad, there is nothing special in my country, no sales and etc.. hopefully it will changes in the coming year..
  3. ken777

    ken777 TS Rookie Posts: 103

    Didn't need to leave the house. Got almost all of my tech shopping done on Wednesday when Newegg and TigerDirect both had nice Bing cashback deals. There was such a mad rush at Newegg when the 10% cashback started, that the site would barely load for the first hour or two. Also got some pretty cheap games from Steam.
  4. AfricanTech

    AfricanTech TS Rookie Posts: 69

    I just wonder when the equivalent of Black Friday or Cyber Monday will come to South Africa (here's hoping it's in my lifetime)
  5. Onewill

    Onewill TS Rookie

    I didn't have to leave the comfort of my apartment. It was impossible to pass up a 650MB WD Caviar Black from Newegg for $49. The problem with shopping online is that it can be more difficult to refrain from spending a lot of money.
  6. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    i added a new 46" samsung to my collection it is very nice i also looked around for good deals but money was kinda short after i bought the tc lol.
  7. saintbodhisatva

    saintbodhisatva TS Rookie Posts: 59

    I was looking for a good windows 7 deal. I couldn't find any for black friday.
  8. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TS Evangelist Posts: 553   +57

    I wen into Best Buy to satisfy my father's curiosity on laptop deals, and unsurprisingly to me I had already found better deals online...I snagged a used DS lite (screw the DSi) for $60 bucks, which is $20 cheaper than usual, and less than half the price of a new one. And it's condition is about as good as you could ask for. A friend of mine got The Dark Knight for $3. Although the places I went were not as packed as I had anticipated, which I fear may be a reflection of the state of our economy, as much as I hate thinking about that....
  9. Vicenarian

    Vicenarian TS Booster Posts: 104   +10

    I was going to buy some stuff...but found out the shops didn't ship to Canada.

    I guess the term blue friday would have been more fitting.
  10. Afenix

    Afenix TS Member Posts: 55

    There are no Black Fridays in my country, but i till purchased some games via steam! :)
  11. Basher

    Basher TS Rookie Posts: 54

    Little to nothing. Bought something for $15 bucks on Amazon, but saw no other smashing deals. Fry's in 2006 was the best I can remember--Q6600 G0 w/ cheap motherboard for $200.
  12. CannondaleRider

    CannondaleRider TS Rookie

    I've been a dedicated Black Friday shopper, usually camping outside Best Buy or Circuit City for hours upon hours. This year, though, I spent most of my time online buying from Newegg, Amazon, amongst others, and left the B&M shopping "experience" to a couple of stores for items I was unable to purchase ohline (shopvac from Home Depot) or for items I wasn't comfortable purchasing online (such as a new winter coat for the wife....fit counts!)

    But for the vast majority of items I wanted this year, online buying proved to be the easiest route to take and saved time, gas, and frustration.
  13. claycc

    claycc TS Rookie Posts: 43

    I stayed away from the stores but I get a good deal on an Intel atom Netbook for $230 and helped my sister find a good deal on a new LCD monitor.
  14. ryan29121

    ryan29121 TS Booster Posts: 174

    The deals this year were not very good, in my opinion. I searched best buy, sears, k-mart, and target and didnt really find anything too spectacular. There are always some things that are un-reachable such as the super doorbusters, but most of the time there is somethings that are good and still available later on in the day. Didnt really find any. Perhaps next year.
  15. FrankTank

    FrankTank TS Rookie Posts: 18

    I was one of those nuts up at 2:30am and at Walmart at 3am. All for nothing. The doorbuster electronic deals were gone 9pm Thanksgiving Day. Yup, thats when the line started forming the night before. They quarantined the crazy first customers to the optical center. They allowed all customers into the store. You were able to grap some of the advertised deals and hold them in your cart but couldn't check out until 5am. The electronic line was pretty long. Most people looking for the Xbox or GPS. Other advertised deals weren't unwrapped until 5am or so. I actually didn't stick around, I took off to Kohl's with the wife, then Macy's, then back to Walmart and Target. Finished up around 9:30am.

    Best deal I got was the Belkin N150 wireless router ($30), 4 GB Sandisk flash drive.($8) and a Fadded Glory winter jacket ($15). The wife picked up some clothes, etc. I got a nice sale price on some TImberline Boots at Macy's($63). Nothing big at Target, I actually did better browsing the clearance rack.

    All in all, I think I'll be out again next year. But this time I'll sleep into 7am and get out a little later in the morning. I found that at around 8-9am Walmart/Target still had majority of the advertised deals. I see no reason for losing that much sleep next year.
  16. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    I stood in line for a 60 dollar LCD monitor last year, but I didnt really find anything this year that was of use. Sure the laptop was 198 dollars at walmart, but it was a emachine with a celeron. not really a great deal to me.
  17. Deso

    Deso TS Rookie Posts: 125

    I found a great deal on Coolmaster HAF 932 for 85 bucks + free shipping on newegg ;]
  18. IvanAwfulitch

    IvanAwfulitch TS Booster Posts: 218   +11

    I didn't really buy anything, but I got to laugh at the locals who were camping out in front of the store a few days ahead of time. Why are they even bothering? Why not just order online? Newegg has great deals all year round for the most part, and Black Friday just makes everything cheaper. Sorry for those who aren't in the states that can't get those deals, by the way. I feel your pain.
  19. AnonymousSurfer

    AnonymousSurfer TS Guru Posts: 452   +40

    A day where you can get great deals like 75% off of computer, etc.

    I didn't buy anything then, but plan to get a extra SATA hard drive internal to add more space. Getting low :p
  20. PUTALE

    PUTALE TS Rookie Posts: 126

    i decided not to get anything this year and avoid the crowd. I don't think that there's much things that I absolutely need this year and the deals are all just okay.
  21. bbbfalcs

    bbbfalcs TS Rookie Posts: 34

    I would rather pay the normal price than deal with the mess that is "black friday"
  22. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 714   +75

    gf got an 8gb IPOD touch for $150, yet games were still $60 at ebgames were i was.
  23. levar

    levar TS Rookie Posts: 229

  24. Zenphic

    Zenphic TS Rookie Posts: 43

    So far I've been holding out from buying anything. There are some good deals around, but nothing too exceptional in Canada as of yet!
  25. matchu

    matchu TS Enthusiast Posts: 100

    I was going to buy a cheap HDD (Western Digital, 320gb, 32mb cache, sata 3gb/s, 7200rpm)... but when i turned around for an afternoon, it was sold out. bugger!!!
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