Black Friday

Posted By: Dr. Frugal in Economics on 11/23/2007 at 06:43:36

Yes indeed, today is Black Friday. According to Yahoo, here are some of the deals that have come and gone while you were sleeping this morning:

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, threw open its doors at 5 a.m., offering such specials as a Polaroid 42-inch LCD HDTV for $798 and a $79.87 Sony digital camera. From 5 a.m. to noon, Toys "R" Us Inc. offered 101 door busters on such toys as Mattel Inc.'s Barbie styling set and Hasbro Inc.'s FurReal interactive jungle cat toy. That's four times the number it offered last year.

J.C. Penney Co., which opened at 4 a.m., an hour earlier than last year, served up such deals as a leather massage recliner for $298.88, after a $50 mail in rebate. The original price was $799. Other deals include 50 percent off toys and board games.

Ok, for as frugal as I am there might (MIGHT) be a little part of me that wants a 42" plasma TV however I'm put off by the cheap price. If I'm going to spend that much money on something you bet I want to get a long, long lifespan out of it. $800 is a lot of money but I seems about 50% too low for a flat screen of that size.

I am not setting foot outside my house today. I've got the poor servants at Amazon doing my shopping for me.

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