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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thanksgiving Traditions: Black Friday Sales Ads and Turkey Call Rap

Evidently there is a psychology to Black Friday Frenzy, who knew? I must have missed that course in grad school:
Retailers are doing all they can to tap the potential of the season. Black Friday-type promotions with door buster come-ons have been going on all month. The usual hype over leaked Black Friday ads is underway.
There's a lot of consumer psychology that goes into Black Friday. Retailers, of course, are expert at creating a shopping frenzy. The most popular toys are in short supply. Appliances are put on sale for $3 at the opening hour. Unheard of bargains are advertised, limit one to a customer.

Shoppers eagerly go along. It's some people's version of fantasy football. They compare newspaper circulars, scope out the best bargains, and craft a game plan for the big day.

There are going to be some amazing Black Friday deals on computers this year at Best Buy according to BlackFriday.info:

  • Compaq Netbook w/Intel Atom Processor, 1GB Memory, 160GB Hard Drive - $179.99
  • Compaq Netbook w/Intel Atom Processor, 1GB Memory, 250GB Hard Drive - $229.99
  • Dell 10.1" Netbook w/Intel Atom Processor, 1GB Memory, 160GB Hard Drive - $379.99
  • eMachines Desktop w/AMD Athlon Processor, 3GB RAM, 320GB HD, Windows 7, w/18.5" LCD Monitor and HP Deskjet Printer - $299.97
  • HP 15.6" Notebook w/AMD Turion II Dual Core Processor M500, 6GB Memory, 320GB Hard Drive, Windows 7 - $599.99
  • HP 15.6" Notebook w/AMD Turion II Dual Core Processor M500, 8GB Memory, 500GB Hard Drive, Windows 7 - $699.99
  • HP Desktop AMD X4 Quad Core, 8GB Mem, 1TB Hard Drive, 20" Monitor, HP Deskjet DJ350 Color Printer, Windows 7 Home Prem - $499.97
  • Macbook 13.3" Notebook w/2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB DDR3 Memory, 250GB Hard Drive, w/$150 Gift Card - $999.99
  • Sony 15" Laptop w/Intel Dual Core Processor, 4GB Memory, 320GB Hard Drive, Windows 7 - $399.99
  • Sony 15" Laptop w/Intel Dual Core Processor, 4GB RAM, 320GB HD, Windows 7, Sony Headphones, Built-In Blu-ray, Blu-ray Movie - $479.97
  • Toshiba 16" Laptop w/Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 3GB DDR3 Memory, 250GB Hard Drive (Model # L505-S5984) - $399.99
  • Toshiba 16" Laptop w/Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 4GB DDR3 Memory, 320GB Hard Drive (Model # L505-S5984) w/Printer and Case - $499.97
BlackFriday.info has the full ad for Black Friday sales at Walmart. Here are a few more unbelievable computer deals:

  • Acer 17.3" Blue Laptop w/4GB Memory, 320GB Hard Drive and Windows 7 Premium (Online Only) - $498.00
  • eMachines 15.6" Notebook w/AMD Processor, 2GB Memory, 160GB Hard Drive (Model # EME627) - $198.00 *
  • HP 15.6" Notebook w/Intel Processor, 3GB Memory, 250GB Hard Drive (Model # G60-519WM) - $298.00 *
  • HP 17" Notebook w/4GB Memory, 320GB Hard Drive (Model # G71-329WM) - $398.00
  • HP Pavilion All-In-One 19" Desktop w/4GB Memory, 500GB Hard Drive, MS213 AMD - $598.00
  • HP Pavilion Desktop w/AMD Processor, 3GB Memory, 320GB Hard Drive, w/20" Monitor (Model # P6243w-b) - $398.00 *

Last year I went to Circuit City and bought an HP notebook similar  to the 15.6" described above.  It had 2 GB memory and 160 GB Hard Drive and cost me $400.00.  I am using right now as a matter of fact.  I think I might be in line at Walmart this year in the wee hours of Black Friday morning.

Currently making its' way up the viral scale, the "Turkey Call Rap:"


Kids Reenact First Thanksgiving, complete with smallpox blankets for the Indians and some advice for their future. This is what you call the politically incorrect version. Guaranteed there
is not a Mmmmm, Mmmmm, Mmmmm to be found in the whole clip:



Christian Science Monitor's "New Economy Blog" has a few articles on deals and strategies for Black Friday shopping in this troubled economy:

Wal-Mart Black Friday sales for 2009: The story behind the leak
Black Friday 2009: Are Black Friday's Years Numbered?
Sears Targets Holiday Shoppers with Early Black Friday Sales
Black Friday 2009: Walmart ad, some people know what's in it
Top 5 Tips For Getting the best Black Friday 2009 Deals

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