Guide to 2008 Online & In-Store Black Friday Deals

Black Friday 2008 is here and for a lot of us today is probably last day at work this week. I love Black Friday’s and always on the lookout for good deals to get my hands on. This year is no different.

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One thing that has changed is the amount of information available in advance in the Internet about the Black Friday deals.

It used to circulate in badly formatted Word documents & Excel spreadsheets. Now, there are whole sites dedicated to it and they are doing a fabulous job at it.

I have come across a few nice sites and resources that I wanted to round up and share it with you. Here’s what you will find in this article:

  • Best Black Friday Websites
  • Online & In-store Black Friday Sale Links
  • Best of 2008 Black Friday Deals
  • Surprise Apple Sales Event

Best Black Friday Websites

BFADS.NET

One of the best Black Friday deal websites around and my first stop every morning to check out new ads.
Here are a few things I like about this site

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  • View scanned ads online for pretty all the major stores. Download zip of PDF files and print it to take it with you.
  • Categorized, searchable list of items on sale
  • Narrow down sale items to view Early bird sale items only
  • With a free account, you can create your own online shopping list with a single click
  • Daily contests. Today: Xbox 360 Arcade or a $150 Kmart Gift Card
  • Daily Black Friday Deals updates
  • Separate section for online deals
  • Black Friday online sales timeline
  • Buying Guides

    • Laptop Buying Guide
    • Television Buying Guide
    • GPS Buying Guide
    • Video Game Console Comparison
    • Top 10 Video Games
  • Mobile interface to view in your cell phone
  • BUY NOW links shows you online deals that are available right now to purchase.

Visit Bfads.net

BLACKFRIDAY.INFO

BlackFriday.info is another goldmine of Black Friday deal info with features similar to bfads.net. Plus, they have a little bit more

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  • Choose a category and see deals from across all stores
  • Sort the categorized deals by Price to compare the best deals easily
  • Create your own shopping list
  • Online coupons & discount codes section
  • Section to see what’s available online to purchase right now. For eg. Walmart has a Viore 42″ Class Full HD 1080p LCD HDTV w/Digital Tuner for sale right now for $694.98

Visit BlackFriday.info

SLICKDEALS.NET FORUMS

If there is one forum I visit often it’s the SlickDeals.net forums. Now, they have an exclusive Black Friday forum that has all kinds of information in there. Here’s a taste of some of the threads

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  • Master Index of Black Friday Ads
  • Black Friday Tips, information and FAQ
  • Excel Spreadsheet with Black Friday filtered ads
  • Black Friday Strike Teams
  • HDTV Deals section

Visit SlickDeals Black Friday Forums

MORE BLACK FRIDAY SITES

if the above three didn’t give all the information you needed, here are a few more to check out

Online Black Friday Sales

Some of us hate the lines and the crowd that’s part of shopping in-store. And the retailers know it. So, a lot of the retailers have started offering their best deals online. Some of them even well before Black Friday. Here is a list of retailers you can find online deals right now

INFO ON BF ONLINE DEALS

LIST OF BF ONLINE DEALS

Here is a list of Online Sales I have my eye on

Ok, this list should keep you busy for a while. Now, how about if you don’t have the patience to scour the hundreds of deals out there to compare and find the best ones out there? Here comes the shortcut.

2008 Best Black Friday Deals

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PC Magazine, that is going online only shortly, has compiled some of the best black friday deals out there for this year. Here’s a few of the best deals at various places:

  • HDTV: Samsung 46-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV (LN46A500) – available at Best Buy, BJ’s, Circuit City & Sears for $1100. It seems it’s comparable to LN46A500 model which was considered one of the best in that size but with fewer inputs.
  • Camera: Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS (Digital Elph) – Office Depot will be selling silver & blue model for $150. But, I am not sure if this would be my pick. I like the Canon SD880 IS that is selling for around $200 better.
  • Blu-ray Player: Samsung BDP-1500 Blu-ray Disc Player – another winning Samsung model will be selling at $199 at Circuit City.
  • Laptop: Dell Inspiron Mini 9 – Dell is offering the Ubuntu Linux version of Mini 9 for $299.
  • Laptop: HP Laptop HP G50-112NR – Office Depot will be offering this laptop with 15.4″ screen, a dual-core CPU, 3GB ram, 160GB hard Drive for $350. Best Buy also has this Toshiba 15.4″ Dual-Core Laptop w/ 3GB, 160GB, Turion 64 X2 for $379.99
  • Printer: HP Color LaserJet CP1215 – Staples will be selling this one for $150 on Black Friday.
  • Blu-ray Player: Magnavox NB500MG9 Blu-ray Player – Walmart is bringing this at the bargain basement price of $128 on Black Friday. If you are looking for a sweet deal, this definitely is one.
  • GPS: TomTom One 125 – You can purchase this at many places for $100 through the weekend and the price will go up to $130 through the holidays.

Share your own finds in the comments and we will consider adding it here.

Apple Black Friday Sale

Apple usually don’t hold any special sales for Thanksgiving. This year is a little different and they are hosting a 10day only special sale. The details aren’t out yet about the sale except for this teaser email.

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Hope you enjoyed this post on finding good deals on this Black Friday and even all week in some online sales this week. If all these deals didn’t tempt you, you can be like JD of Get Rich Slowly and celebrate a Buy Nothing Day! :wink: And I will have a special place for you in my heart for doing something I obviously couldn’t.

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21 Responses to “Guide to 2008 Online & In-Store Black Friday Deals”

  1. Keith Dsouza November 26, 2008 at 2:03 pm #

    Awesome list buddy, defintely gonna save myself a lot of bucks this time, stumbled :-) .

  2. K November 26, 2008 at 5:31 pm #

    Thanks a lot, Keith. There are a lot of good deals to be had.. just need to know where to look. Appreciate the stumble! :-)

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  3. Barb@ Google G1 Phones November 27, 2008 at 9:56 pm #

    I don’t get up early for any reason because I hate the crowds. Did that once and that one time too many. I did not realize there is an online version of Black Friday…that is great news! I am going to check out some of these right now! Thanks for the list.

    Barbs last blog post..Google G1 Phones

  4. GPS November 28, 2008 at 1:35 am #

    Nice. Thanks. You’ve sent me to a few sites that have better prices than where I was planning to buy.

  5. David @ Marketing Management Strategy November 28, 2008 at 10:02 pm #

    Outstanding lists of specials. Thanks for compiling.

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  6. Neil@PS3 November 29, 2008 at 10:05 am #

    Nice list. thanks

  7. Harvey November 29, 2008 at 4:22 pm #

    Those are some nice deals. The shops are slashing prices to counter losses from the slow economy, I think.

    Interesting post stumbled it.

    Harveys last blog post..Laptop Deals

  8. Monica December 1, 2008 at 4:08 pm #

    Just glad I saw this post about the right time. Didnt comment earlier but thanks anyway.\looking for office space facilities as well.

    Monicas last blog post..Will Your Business Survive The Credit Crunch?

  9. aaron@digital TV converter December 2, 2008 at 12:47 am #

    Great list. It seemed like many more retailers were doing “cyber Monday” specials this week than they have in years past. I didn’t actually do much shopping on BF this year as most of my gifts will be homemade or purchased online this year.

    aarons last blog post..Best Outdoor HDTV Antennas

  10. Lisa P December 2, 2008 at 12:54 am #

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year, with the holidays being just around the corner. Many during this season may have to resort to fast payday loans. This is the shopping version of the feast of Bacchus, where people gorge themselves in malls and department stores like Wal-Mart all over the nation, and all over the world, for that matter, and the biggest chunk of it takes place on Black Friday, where shoppers descend upon the poor, maltreated employees of these stores like a plague of locusts, draining them of energy and killing all hope within for a normal life and psychological health with the varying abuses that the general public wreak upon the downtrodden proletarians that work in retail. Smart shoppers still go out on Black Friday, because it is the best day for deals in the holiday season, and probably the best time to get in your Christmas shopping, but getting it all done in a day costs a pretty penny. Now, be smart during the holidays, and don’t go on a hedonistic spree with your gift getting, but remember that if something unexpected should happen this holiday season, you can always beat the humbug by looking up fast payday loans.

  11. Sweyn@Deutsche Interpreten Musik December 2, 2008 at 7:50 am #

    Well, since we don’t have thanksgiving here in Germany, we also don’t have Black Friday . . . BUT we do always see on the news the reports on Black Friday in the US. It looks pretty crazy, and I think I saw that one Wal-mart employee was even trampled this year. It seems that it is even growing bigger every year too, especially since you mention all of these resources for finding deals now on the net. If it gets any bigger they might have to call it Pitch Black Friday . . . yikes!

  12. Aaron@HR Software December 2, 2008 at 12:54 pm #

    Thanks for the list. I also noticed that american express has some really good deals for cardholders on their site. They are doing about 5 deals a day for the next 20 days or so – worth checking out.

    Aarons last blog post..Small Business Economic Bailout Plan

  13. Fahad December 4, 2008 at 7:04 am #

    Just glad I saw this post about the right time. Didnt comment earlier but thanks anyway.\looking for office space facilities as well .

  14. halihalam December 4, 2008 at 7:39 am #

    Good listings ! Wow ! its nice to know about black Friday for the first time.I like people enjoying the holidays differently.

    halihalams last blog post..Ultrasonic Welding

  15. Jon December 6, 2008 at 7:29 am #

    I hadn’t heard of Black Friday, we don’t have it in the UK. Shame the pound is so weak against the dollar at the moment as there’s some great bargains in your list!

    Cheers, Jon

    Jons last blog post..New Product – Recession Proof Salon Marketing

  16. slickdeals December 17, 2008 at 2:24 am #

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  17. jack @ kwizz shopping December 30, 2008 at 6:32 am #

    Hi This is a very good site for online shopping.
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  18. Locke@MakeMoneyOnline January 11, 2009 at 10:06 am #

    Man, I totally missed out on Black Friday this year! Oh well.. I checked out the ads and it didn’t seem all that special anyways.. No super deals, The HP laptop deal looked pretty good but there wasnt anything else that I really needed. The retailers tried to get away with cutting back the specials and I think they took a hit for it.. I’ve been trying to make money online so hopefully next year I will be in better shape to buy more electronics lol!

  19. Jim February 4, 2009 at 5:05 pm #

    The best bargain was on Serviced Offices

  20. dave@free credit report February 13, 2009 at 10:08 pm #

    Great list! Too bad for some reason I cannot see the Flickr images at all.

    daves last blog post..Free Credit Report dot com – Is It Any Good?

  21. Chris November 21, 2009 at 10:32 pm #

    Ah, I love black Friday because you can get the best deals of the year. Here’s my strategy: Check out all of the gifts I want to buy at the store and then go online early on Friday and find all the deals. Now, I will be checking the sites you recommend too. Thx, Jim
    .-= Chris´s last blog ..Top LCD TVs for Christmas =-.

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