November 24, 2009 by Rachel Cericola
Many of us spend the Friday after Thanksgiving making soup and lounging in loose pants. However, countless others brave malls and other retail outlets in search of the perfect holiday gift at the perfect price. It’s time to work off another round of pumpkin pie in the frenzy also known as Black Friday.
We aren’t all that impressed with the $10 and $20 deals out there—not enough to put on pants and brave the lines. Still, there are deals to be had, if you sniff them out ahead of time. Despite the economy, shoppers will be out in full force. Predictions of nice weather and a lot less face punching are apparently making Black Friday 2009 more enticing.
We’ve scoured the ads and narrowed down 16 of our favorite tech deals. We’ve tried to get a decent sampling from a variety of retailers. However, you can bet that Walmart and Best Buy will be the scariest places to shop, since they’ve got the best prices on electronics.
If you don’t feel like venturing out, you can still sit in your bunny slippers and snag a great deal. According to BlackFriday.fm, 90 percent of Black Friday prices will also be available online. In fact, Amazon is wheeling and dealing all week long.
If you’re going to make the effort, just be ready. Consumer Reports says that 70 percent of shoppers will be out to get electronics, which means you’ve got some stiff competition. Even worse, of everyone surveyed, 66 percent of those shopping on Black Friday will actually be stuffing their own stockings with bargains. Is that so wrong? Not if you’ve seen our top 16. Happy hunting!
Click here to view 16 of Black Friday’s Best Deals.
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Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.
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