If it seems a little early to be talking about Black Friday, I completely agree, but a few recent stories forced me to jump in the chatter.
Based on two to six years’ worth of pricing data for holiday gifts ranging from Barbie dolls to blenders to HDTVs, researchers at consumer website Decide.com found most of the best prices posted before or after Black Friday.
The data did not include in-store prices which vary from city to city, so it didn’t factor in the limited quantity “doorbuster” items that draw shoppers into stores. But still…
Almost 70 percent of respondents in a WSJ.com survey said you couldn’t pay them to go out on Black Friday.
So it all got me thinking…is this the end of Black Friday as we know it or can you still get a great deal?
Will you be going out to shop on Black Friday this year? What deals are you looking for and what is your plan to make sure it’s the best deal you can get?
– Nedra Rhone, for the Atlanta Bargain Hunter blog