Can you believe Thanksgiving is here? Black Friday Shopping Tips.

Black Friday Shopping TipsI 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!

Websites for Deal Shopping

DealNews.com

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.

CamelCamelCamel.com

CamelCamelCamel.comIf 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.

YouTube.com

YouTube logoWhen 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

Uncommon Goods LogoI 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!

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