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Black Friday deals?

Postposted on Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:10 pm

Anyone have a good site for the Black Friday deals? I'm thinking about some HDD's..
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Re: Black Friday deals?

Postposted on Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:33 pm

slickdeals.net - This is a great deals site in general. I'll be refreshing it a lot this weekend since it's updated very frequently.
bfads.net - This site has adscans for Black Friday. They also post some online deals related to Black Friday as well.
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Re: Black Friday deals?

Postposted on Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:40 pm

Newegg has also had some decent deals. There was the 1TB 7200RPM Seagate they had on sale for $50 for a day (now around $80.) I'm not sure how good their deals will be but you could check out Frys and Microcenter to see what they have available.
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Re: Black Friday deals?

Postposted on Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:44 pm

I'm trying to decide if it's worth braving Fry's for any of the doorbusters :)
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Postposted on Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:51 pm

For us Cannucks we have http://www.redflagdeals.com/seasonal/blackfriday/ running the flyers and deals.
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Re: Black Friday deals?

Postposted on Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:47 am

Newegg is kinda crappy this year. Their deals all seem to be the typical email deals, nothing special like last year. Hopefully that will change in the next few days.

I'm personally looking for processor and motherboard deals, may be time to upgrade.
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Re: Black Friday deals?

Postposted on Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:28 am

Most everything I intend to buy actually goes on sale Thursday night, which is fine by me. I'd rather rake leaves and do house chores than shop on Friday.
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Re: Black Friday deals?

Postposted on Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:37 am

Bensam123 wrote:Newegg is kinda crappy this year. Their deals all seem to be the typical email deals, nothing special like last year. Hopefully that will change in the next few days.

I'm personally looking for processor and motherboard deals, may be time to upgrade.


Most online electronics retailers are known for their Cyber mondays, which is much more lucrative in the deals department. Also, I don't think newegg has any BF sales up yet, they are advertising a Pre-BF though and those are rather ho-hum.
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Re: Black Friday deals?

Postposted on Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:02 am

The bulk of them went up yesterday. Some more went up today, but they weren't all that great.

Anyone see anything special? I'm probably getting a AMD 8350 and a 990 board that can OC well.
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Re: Black Friday deals?

Postposted on Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:42 am

steam SALES!@!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Black Friday deals?

Postposted on Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:02 am

yogibbear wrote:steam SALES!@!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postposted on Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:23 am

Here's another good one. http://www.gog.com/pick_5_pay_10

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Re: Black Friday deals?

Postposted on Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:43 am

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Postposted on Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:40 am

Black Friday has been progressively getting 'worse', as in not meaningful, for about the last 3 years if not a bit more. There are a few and far between 'great' deals which are often quantitiy limited, and good to great deals are too often no better than deals at any other time. I never did a retail store Black Friday and I'm glad for that, cyber shopping works for me :)
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Re: Black Friday deals?

Postposted on Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:22 am

Yup, Newegg released their 'Black Friday Codes' and they aren't anything special.

I went over to Tigerdirect based on a recommendation for a cheaper 8350... it's 20 dollars cheaper there... They're selling 3570ks for $190. Newegg is selling this for $220, with a $20 Newegg Gift card, which isn't the same as actual money. Pretty much everything Newegg is selling, they're undercutting by like $10-20. I may end up making my cpu/board upgrade at Tigerdirect purely because I can save $50. (I've purchased my primary hardware components from Newegg for the last 10 years).
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Postposted on Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:18 am

I thought the online retailers saved their best deals for Cyber Monday.
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Postposted on Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:56 am

I picked up Alien and Aliens on Blu-ray at the local Wal Mart for $3.96 each. The kids have never seen these classic sci-fi thrillers, so I will scare the bejesus out of them this weekend.
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Postposted on Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:17 am

For newegg, I like:
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- RAM is decent
- PowerDVD 12 Ultra, even before MIR is cheaper than list price
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Re: Black Friday deals?

Postposted on Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:41 am

I really don't know anymore Dead... Tigerdirect has their Cybermonday sales up right now and it doesn't seem any different from the Black Friday sales.
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Re: Black Friday deals?

Postposted on Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:06 am

I didn't buy much online... but 6 hours driving around and standing in line Thursday proved successful, even if a bit exhausting. :oops:

Walmart:
Emerson 32" TV for $150
fire-pit for $22
a few misc $4 blu ray movies
things I missed: $99 Nook color, $8 Brave blu-ray

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2 x Nikon L310 cameras @ $100 apiece
a few more cheap DVD's and blu-ray movies

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Cooler Master Hyper212 cooler for my PhenomII @ $25
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Postposted on Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:14 am

kvndoom wrote:I didn't buy much online... but 6 hours driving around and standing in line Thursday proved successful, even if a bit exhausting. :oops:


Oops is right.
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Postposted on Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:55 am

Bensam123 wrote:I went over to Tigerdirect based on a recommendation for a cheaper 8350... it's 20 dollars cheaper there... They're selling 3570ks for $190. Newegg is selling this for $220, with a $20 Newegg Gift card, which isn't the same as actual money. Pretty much everything Newegg is selling, they're undercutting by like $10-20. I may end up making my cpu/board upgrade at Tigerdirect purely because I can save $50. (I've purchased my primary hardware components from Newegg for the last 10 years).

Yup, the price differential between Newegg and Tiger/CompUSA has narrowed substantially (and in rare cases it is even reversed). Their infamously horrid customer service seems to be on the mend as well, at least at the local Tiger/CompUSA B&M store. IMO in the past year or so quality of customer service has gone from "I'd rather gouge my eyes out with red hot rusty nails than interact with their staff" to merely "meh".
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Postposted on Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:59 am

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Re: Black Friday deals?

Postposted on Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:05 pm

Tigerdirects website is still a steaming PoS like most online electronic retailers though.

Really wish some 7950s went on sale this year. Same with FX-6350s.
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Re: Black Friday deals?

Postposted on Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:23 pm

Both Black Friday and Cyber Monday sucked major donkey balls this year. I usually buy at least one or two things, but I saw absolutely nothing worth getting.
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Re: Black Friday deals?

Postposted on Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:29 pm

Dizik wrote:Both Black Friday and Cyber Monday sucked major donkey balls this year. I usually buy at least one or two things, but I saw absolutely nothing worth getting.


Couldn't agree more. Tons of off-brand garbage and grossly marked up items "on sale".
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Re: Black Friday deals?

Postposted on Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:42 am

Yup and the rest was them emptying old stock.
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Re: Black Friday deals?

Postposted on Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:59 am

Yep, I'm very tempted to throw my Newegg hat in a closet. Pages and pages of crap while the rare decent items were tagged with the dreaded rebate card. Then there was the shopping cart glitch that added an additional ten dollars to a Fractal Design case due to an expired promo code. And on Monday they jacked a Seasonic PSU five bucks in the space of a few hours. They lost two sales and a good deal of my regard.
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Re: Black Friday deals?

Postposted on Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:14 am

Not only that, but Newegg had AWFUL organization of the "sales" this year. I understand that's how they're supposed to do it. Look for what you want, but if we get you to look at all this other crap along the way maybe you'll buy something! Regardless Newegg has not impressed me over the past year+ like it used to.
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Re: Black Friday deals?

Postposted on Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:57 am

I think it had something to do with a market analysis. If they throw enough crap in with the rest of the stuff people will impulse buy it without putting it into perspective, like candy at the checkout lane.

I definitely appreciated last years sale more. This one they tried to milk people for all they're worth and it was disappointing, especially finding out all the good deals were at other sites. Like the 7970 for $300 and the 3570k for $190. Newegg didn't even give a discount, they gave you a $20 gift card on a 3570k, from $220. A lot of items were like that.
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