I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is here! Yes, we’ve already started decorating our home for the holidays and begun shopping for gifts, but it still seems like summer was too short. I don’t know if you enjoy retail therapy as much as I do, but Black Friday is almost here. I’m a bit embarrassed to say that I’m excited about Black Friday. But I’m not getting up at 4am to go shopping… I do it all online.
Most people enjoy looking for a deal. Especially the afternoon of Thanksgiving and a big meal. You’re warm, comfortable, everything’s closed and there are so many ads to look at! Yes, I look through the physical ads, but the majority of my deal research and shopping is done online. So I thought I would share the websites I use to do research. Here we go!
This is probably my favorite website. I’ve mentioned DealNews.com on the Blue Gurus blog in the past, but it’s been a while. They’ve got some great Black Friday roundups and what to expect from many retailers on Black Friday. Here’s a direct link to the Black Friday roundup.
If you shop on Amazon, this is a must-have resource. CamelCamelCamel.com tracks the prices of every product that Amazon stocks. Over time. So you can see what the price is today, what it was a few months ago, and see whether or not it’s a good deal or the best price it’s ever been. There’s a section called “Popular Products” that lists the top 500 products being bought on Amazon.com at the time… check it out.
When I find a new product I’m interested in buying using DealNews or CamelCamelCamel, I go to YouTube.com to find reviews. I watch reviews from different people to get a good perspective about the pros and cons of the product.
You may have seen a product on Amazon.com with a bunch of good ratings, and bought it… most of the time that works. But sometimes the positive ratings are pumped up by bogus reviewers. I like getting an honest opinion from reviewers I trust on YouTube. Jim’s Review Room is one of my favorite channels for tech product reviews.
Bonus website: UncommonGoods.com
I wanted to include UncommonGoods.com because they have gift ideas for men and women that have everything they need. They have everything from the F-Bomb paperweight to an office desk plaque that reads, “I’m not bossy. I am the boss.” Many of you know I’m into music. Last year, Trista bought me a Rock Band sculpture that I love. It’s on our kitchen counter next to our digital photo frame. :)
So there you go. Now you know what I will be doing Thursday afternoon and Friday morning of Thanksgiving week. I hope you’ll join me with your contribution to the United States economy. Have a great week!