Ninety nine cent smart phones! $20 cookware sets! $199 for a 37” television! God bless capitalism for throwing up on itself and creating Black Friday to appease the couch potatoes ready to start their holiday shopping.
While the last few potatoes are getting mashed and your uncle is attempting to open his third bottle of wine, check out these four best Black Friday websites to help you score the best deal starting tonight.
Although the site looks straight from 2001, DealNews.com is the place to start on your shopping excursion. The site’s editors rank each deal out of five circles (five being the best deal) so you know if its worth grabbing that $450 laptop. Its Black Friday section is particularly amazing for collecting whats on sale from several retailers and finding how many of that particular product is in each store.
If you are looking for a particular item on sale, inspect FatWallet’s easy to use “Black Friday Deal Finder.” You can separate by “Category” (like electronics), “Store,” and “Brand.” Since we’re on the hunt for a 32” television, we limited our results to “electronics” and “all stores” in the store section and found several televisions hovering around the $200 mark. Although you can’t organize the results by price (like low to high) you can share the results with a link generator at the bottom.
Although the wonky-titled website doesn’t have a specific Black Friday section like the others, DealsPlus’s easy-to-use search function wins our nod of approval. The site not only scours the big box stores but also smaller online retailers that you might have missed. The site also breaks down deals between three factors: Hot, Heating Up and Fresh. You see the so-called hot sales on the homepage. The Heating Up deals are what readers think will be Hot soon. (Similar to Reddit, voters give deals a thumbs up or down if they feel the deal will be Hot.) The Fresh function gives you an overview of what deals the site just found.
Twitter: @dealsplus - a must follow anytime of the year
If you are old fashioned and love the look of circulars, relive the olden days at BFAds.net. The site’s Advertisement Scan section hunts down flyers from numerous stores from Kohl’s to Walgreens. While the site does its best to update the circulars, it does warn that there are haters out there that submit fake advertisements so double check before you set up camp at Best Buy.