What did you buy today?
by robstak - 11/28/08 5:36 AM
by: robstak November 28, 2008 5:36 AM PST
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Does yesterday's early sales count?
The Sony Style store had (and probably still do) a BDPS350 Profile 2.0 BluRay player marked down to $199 from $299. (If you look around, you'll see many places discounting this model today, like Kmart, etc.). However, there was also a $50/off coupon floating around, too, that made this a $149 (plus tax but free shipping) deal. That's about as low as I've seen a quality BluRay 2.0 machine. T
The PS3 is available for a net total of $249 if you sign up for a Sony Credit card that gives you $150 off first purchase. Too rich for my blood, and the PS3 uses a bluetooth remote vs. IR, which was a dopey decision by Sony.
Note that many of the best bargains today are available through the Microsoft Live Search cashback program. Ebay has a 30% off cash back single item purchase today, so I'm looking to see if I can score one of the higher-end Garmin GPS units. Many of the lower end Garmins (and Tom Tom's) are on sale today. The Garmin 200 is below $100 in some places. I want the bells and whistles, though, so I'm thinking more along the lines of the 760.
Good deals sites (among many) that I use:
Ben's, mentioned above, has a convenient black Friday tracker that lets you know what's still in stock at several national stores:
Given the sucky economy, everyone on my gift list wants practical and non-fun, non-tech gifts. Clothing, non-tech toys (no batteries, no charging needed), and gift cards from retailers that I hope will remain in business.
I stocked up on a bunch of 4GB SanDisk Sansa Clips from Best Buy (a brilliant buy @ $34.99!!!! Today and Tomorrow) and headphones that I hope to give as gifts in the upcoming year.
After watching Holiday Help Desk, I've talked myself into waiting until after Super Bowl to buy a new TV.
4 cups of yogurt at an 80ct (count'em 8-0) pack of dryer sheets! Yay! (I got them in the afternoon...not at 5am, etc.)
Okay, okay - seriously, I hope folks had at least somewhat of a good time on any shopping adventures today
(NT) and an mp3 player for my Mom - go Woot! :)
Long sleeved shirts
Got a couple long sleeved shirts at Kohls. After standing in line 20 minutes to check out, I had no desire to go anywhere else. I really didn't see any killer deals in the ads. I am looking for a laptop, but most of the deals out there, again, seem somewhat standard.
Couple pairs of jeans and a sweater. I always aim to have my Christmas shopping done by Thanksgiving, so I don't have to charge anything. It's easier to buy things a piece at a time over the rest of the year than all at once in November and December.
More brag and moan stuff
I'm surprised at the people who've responded that say they actually went out to shop vs. online. I know it's dicey buying clothes online, of course, but I can't stand the crowds here in the northeast. Of course, there was that horrible Walmart tragedy not too far from me on Long Island. Those camping out days at B&M stores are over for me (famous last words!).
I did manage to score that Garmin thing I was referring to earlier with the Ebay/Microsoft 30 percent cashback offer and a 10 percent Paypal coupon. So, a $250 retail "Garmin 760" weighed in at $160 after all the discounts.
That 30 percent Ebay/Microsoft cashback deal is still going on, so check out one of the hot deals sites for details/instructions (like slickdeals.net and/or fatwallet.com. Microsoft is merely underwriting this. It has nothing to do with buying Microsoft products.
That's probably going to be it for tech stuff this year for me. Hope everyone had a good holiday.
This gal doesn't camp out or wait in long lines
I didn't wait in any of those awful lines. While everyone was waiting in those lines I leisurely got up, went out and had breakfast. As soon as the crowds at Best Buy and Staples thinned out (it didn't take long), I walked in, picked out my stuff (I already had it in my mind what I was getting), waited in a 5 minute line, paid, and left. Actually none of the stuff I got will wind up under the Christmas tree. They will probably be for birthday gifts throughout the next year. Everyone will be getting a black 4GB SanDisk Sansa Clip and a pair of Skullcandy earbuds.
And yeah, I did fail to mention that the majority of my holiday shopping was done online. I really didn't have too many people to buy for - just 6 people and half that was done by Halloween.
Then I hit the malls for a little "me" shopping - clothes, handbags, shoes, cosmetics - nothing really interested me. Well, I take that back. I drank the Ed Hardy kool-aid and bought one of those ridiculously expensive t-shirts. But at 65% off, of course.
Usually, I wouldn't be caught dead in a WalMart between Thanksgiving and the day after Christmas. But since some in my area are open 24 hours I might do a late night run. To come to think of it, that is my favorite part of holiday shopping - being able to say "I'm going shopping" at 9 o'clock at night.
A site that not only compares prices and shows reviews but..
A site that not only compares prices and shows reviews but also allows you to check out with one click even if buying from several different vendors. http://comparisonreview.net
In order? ok, one bacon and egg Mc Muffin, one cooks knife 30cm, one iPod shuffle, one " The Goodies" T shirt, (old BBC TV show), ,,,,,,I may buy a new pair of socks later,
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