We predicted back in October that retailers would make the whole month of November a Black Friday sales event this year.
Now we are almost half-way to the actual Black Friday and the deals and offers are already pretty good and our internal tracking shows that you are taking advantage of the low prices now and not necessarily waiting until the actual Black Friday.
This is very different from last year when Black Friday was the definite start for making purchases for holiday gifts. This year the deals are much better, much earlier. For instance, what is not to like on $10 hot new Holiday Book and DVD releases? They will not be much cheaper if at all on November 27th.
The $249.99 Windows 7 Acer notebook that Best Buy offered yesterday will most likely not be beaten on Black Friday. A $100 Gift card with an Xbox 360 Arcade offered by Walmart and later by Amazon last weekend was also very Black Friday.
Fitting into this is the outlook that Walmart gave today in its Third Quarter Earnings. The customer traffic is up throughout the company said Mike Duke, Walmart president and chief executive officer. Dow Jones via WSJ also has an analysis of the Black Friday Sales month.
For you it means that if you see a really great deal you can actually jump on it as it most likely will not be much better if at all on Black Friday. Unless you are a hard-core Black Friday shopper who likes to spend 24 hours in a Walmart to get an awesome Black Friday Doorbuster deal on a TV, you can stretch your shopping over November.
We keep you posted on the best deals in our Black Friday 2009 Coverage.
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