The beginning of the holiday shopping season for many involves rising at ungodly hours to stand in lines, packed like sardines, to pick your way through items with prices slashed lower than you will see them any other time of the year. This day, the day after Thanksgiving, is known as Black Friday. This year, instead of hours standing in line, let us show you how to find your perfect deal with this compilation of online resources.
Leading up to Black Friday, special offers and deals are often leaked by retailers, and many sites pull all these deals together to help you decide which stores you want to frequent, or even if its worth going at all. Before you go through these resources, keep in mind, some of the offers are available online so can just order off the company websites, however, others require you to visit the store in person.
So without further ado, here are the sites that will help you find the best deals this holiday season! All offer RSS and e-mail subscriptions to keep you up-to-date.
- Black Friday News
- Forum: Official Deal Announcements
- Forum: Retail Store Deal Discussion
- Forum: Online Store Discussion
- Forum: Local Talk - Black Friday discussion by location
- Black Friday Store Hours
More Black Friday Info
- Latest News
- List of Stores
- List of Products by Category
Excellently Cheap and Stingy Bargains
- Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal updates via e-mail
- Forum: Black Friday 2008 Discussion
**Cheap Stingy Bargain offers coupons and coupon codes all year long along with Twitter updates
Black Friday with Gotta Deal
- Latest News
- Forum: Black Friday discussion
- Forum: Store Specific Discussion
Comparison Shopping Search Engines
One way to find the best deals online other than on Black Friday is to use Comparison Shopping Search Engines. Keep in mind when you're shopping, accordind to a recent study by Shop.org, 78 percent of retailers will offer free shipping at some point during the holiday season.
- HotHardware's PriceGrabber Store
- Google Product Search
- Brilliant Shopper
To Compare local store prices, you can also try: ShopLocal
And finally, if Black Friday simply isn't for you, there's always Cyber Monday to appease the internet shopper in you. The idea behind Cyber Monday is as shoppers return their items they actually didn't like as much as they expected on saturday and monday, they'll flock online to find something to fit their designs.
Any other hidden gems out there that we didn't mention? Let us know in the comments!