How to get the best Black Friday deals

November 23, 2010

Analysts say Black Friday 2010 may even set a record.

    Best Times to Buy:
  • Black Friday
  • Cyber Monday (the best) - All the online stores do their largest sales of the entire holiday shopping season. In Chicago, many online stores don't charge a sales tax.
  • After Christmas

Thanksgiving weekend is a fantastic time to shop, according to Brad Wilson (, and then the sales plateau a little bit. Right at the end of the Christmas season is another great time to shop.

    Holiday Shopping Tips:
  • Patience
  • Don't forget to use a coupon!
  • Buy with the right credit card
  • Avoid sales tax

The Top 15 Deals of Black Friday 2010:

With Black Friday Ads in for most major stores-- including Walmart, Target, Sears, and Kmart-- the time has come to pass ultimate judgement. As expected, many of these are "limited quantity" doorbuster deals so please rely on the fine print and details in each specific ad.

To find out about all those deals visit: and

Best Deals: TVs -- Walmart has a 32-inch flat screen Emerson for $198. Target has a 40-inch for $200. Those are all-time low prices by a wide margin. They're fantastic Black Friday deals. They're going to go quickly, but they're unlike anything we have seen before.

Other deals -- Target: $3 Chefmate appliances; BestBuy: $99.99 Nook WiFi e-reader; Macy's: $49.99 five-piece luggage set

Ninety-five percent of the deals are also online, and then we forget that the online stores, the Amazons, the Overstock.coms, they're doing sales as well. In a sense, there might be even more deals online.

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