The American Thanksgiving is tomorrow which means the day after is Black Friday, which is to Americans as Boxing Day (on steroids) is to Canadians. For the first time in many years, I’ll be taking part in them. No, I won’t be making the horrid trek cross-border like I did with my parents once or twice while was growing up. Thanks to Amazon, I’ll be enjoying the amazing Black Friday sales from the comfort of my own home. I know retailers go all out after Thanksgiving, but these discounts kick Boxing Day’s sales in the nuts. If holidays had testicles, that is.
On Boxing Day, there’s usually one or two great discounts and pretty much everything is no more impressive than any other sale a store might have at any other point during the year. On Black Friday, everything starts as low as those two great discounts. And I mean everything! Take a look at the Mitsubishi WD-82740 82-Inch 1080p Projection TV, for example. Gorgeous, right? It’s got the same technology that major cinemas use in their 3D screenings and 82-inches, I wouldn’t be surprised if someone told me they use the same size of screens, too. Anyway, this bad boy normally goes $3,499. After the Black Friday discount: only $1,999. You are literally saving $1,499!
Oh, and if any of the guys out there are trying to figure out how they can convince their girlfriends or wives to let them make such pricey purchase, you probably won’t have too many problems, provided you remember to get them a little something. Like the 14k Yellow Gold Created Ruby Heart Devil Pendant with Diamond-Accent, for instance. It can be hers for $99.99, marked down from $399.99. Are diamonds more her thing? Well these 14k White Gold Round Diamond Stud Earrings are $1,733 off their normal price. Oh, and did I mention that if you’re thinking of popping the question, you can literally save $3,768 by buying this 14K White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring. I’m not a jewellery lover, myself, but DAMN! I almost want to buy that stuff just to hock it on eBay afterward!
This blog is all about geek-related sales, though, so let me point out that the Sony L Series VPCL232FX/B 24-Inch TouchScreen Desktop (Black) is being marked down by $200 for Black Friday week. I find that’s a super cool trend in desktop computing, but laptops are still more my speed. I’ll most likely be caving in and buying either the HP Pavilion DV6-6116NR 15.6-Inch Entertainment Laptop, which is $80 off, or the Toshiba Satellite R845-S85 14.0-Inch LED Laptop. That last computer has 2GB of additional RAM in comparison, but thanks to being a whopping $250 off, costs the same as the other one. That’s 6GB of RAM in total, 640 GB of hard disk drive and only $599. My only problem is that I prefer larger laptop sizes.
If all you want to take advantage of are the smaller things like box sets and movies, then be sure to keep looking back often. The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (Extended Editions) is available on Blu-Ray for only $49.99. That’s a 58% discount on what’s likely to be a major gift item for Christmas. There will also be one day sales on sci-fi and more in the next coming days, so I’ll keep you guys posted as I go bankrupt from over-shopping, I mean, as I spot them.
The above links all redirect you to the American Amazon site, but the Canadian one is also offering tons of its own amazing Black Friday sales.