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What did you get on Black Friday?

submitted on November 29, 2014 by YanBz in "Member's Lounge"
Did you get any cool bargains this Black Friday? Please share in the comments!

I bought a laptop for my wife and a TV for us.
The laptop is a Lenovo ultrabook, a gift for her birthday. The price is about 8% below what it was the week before. Yes, I was checking the prices for a while.

The TV is VIZIO 55" model for $530 at Costco. I think it is too big for our room, we might exchange it for 50" one.

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1. Did you shop on Black Friday?
  • Yes
  • 55%
  • No
  • 45%
    2. How many things did you buy?
  • 11 or more
  • 18%
  • 6 to 10 items
  • 18%
  • 1 to 5 items
  • 18%
  • I didn't find anything I wanted
  • 0%
  • I didn't shop
  • 45%
    Total: 11 votes

     

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    • 208516
      YanBz
      admin
      Posted by YanBz on November 29, 2014
      [reply] 1 0
      Here is the notebook I got at BestBuy:

        208548
      • onkarkulkarni
        professor
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        11 8 2
        Posted by onkarkulkarni on November 29, 2014 [reply] 0 0
        Yan, congrats for gifting the laptop! Just curious on why you chose Vizio TV over Samsung or Sony as the prices were as good as compared to Vizio. Like a Samsung 55" smart HDTV for $598 and the quality is also much better.
      • 208574
      • YanBz
        admin
        Posted by YanBz on November 30, 2014 [reply] 0 0
        I have bad experience with Samsung. The LED panel was OK and the picture quality was great, but the apps they had were hard to use, the YouTube playback would stop and start, Netflix would hang for seconds at a time.

        I didn't consider Sony as I think the company is going downhill and just cashing out the popularity of the brand. Sony TV's are usually overpriced compared to comparable models from competition.

        By the way, we ended up exchanging Vizio 55" with a smaller model. I love the new TV. It has great design, the remote has a mini-keyboard on the back (love it!). The apps are very easy to get to (there is a dedicated Netflix button on the remote!), and so far they all work smoothly.
      • 208675
      • clover
        professor
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        12 11 2
        Posted by clover on December 1, 2014 [reply] 0 0
        I have two 32" Vizio Smart TV'S and I love them. I would like to get a bigger one for the living room and move one in to my bedroom to replace the tube tv.
    • 208517
      mdshopper1
      master
      1 2
      12 10 2
      Posted by mdshopper1 on November 29, 2014 [reply] 0 0
      i really need to treat myself to a new laptop....my kids have all the new ones and i am stuck using the one that has so many problems. lol Wink lucky yans wife!

      i sent my 19 year old daughter out to do a bit of my shopping for my 17 year old son (yes, this is just ONE of the reasons why you have kids....to do errands). a local skateboarding store had 25% off the entire store AND if you spent $150+ you got a free skateboard. believe me, it isnt tough to get to that amount!

      i also bought online the tablet deal that i posted earlier.....with the rebate it was FREE so that was too hard to pass up.

      other than that i had too much cleaning to do and i even treated myself to a half an hour nap this afternoon by the fireplace. Mr Green
    • 208526
      clover
      professor
      1 6 7
      12 11 2
      Posted by clover on November 29, 2014
      [reply] 1 0
      I was traveling on the Amtrak and didn't get in until 11:30am. I had to start dog-sitting so couldn't fit it in my schedule. I have to admit driving home from the station there weren't as many cars on the road as I expected for a "Black Friday" shopping day.
    • 208575
      HouTex
      admin
      Posted by HouTex on November 30, 2014
      [reply] 1 0
      I stacked a sale and coupon at Fry's Thursday night to get a great deal on a 5TB external drive. Artistic

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      • JackBauer
        admin
        Posted by JackBauer on December 1, 2014
        [reply] 1 0
        I got me one of those too! We're twins!
    • 208619
      djhciskoski
      professor
      1 2 2
      11 11 2
      Posted by djhciskoski on November 30, 2014
      [reply] 1 0
      Went to the local mall. All the giveaways were gone by the time we got there at 8:30 in the AM, but everyone - all girls - walked away with something. Crowds were quiet, figured we were after the night owls, but before the day crowd. Done by noon.
    • 208620
      lootango
      professor
      11 9 1
      Posted by lootango on November 30, 2014
      [reply] 2 0
      My husband insisted that we do the opposite of Black Friday, so the whole family woke up early, packed lunches and went hiking in the hill country. No cell service... no shopping... zip. It was great!

      Now I'm just really hoping for some good Cyber Monday deals. Mr Green
    • 208624
      mdshopper1
      master
      1 2
      12 10 2
      Posted by mdshopper1 on November 30, 2014
      [reply] 2 0
      Black Thursday? Thanksgiving sales numbers growing

      http://money.cnn.com/2014/11/2.....estimates/

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