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Forget Black Friday, It's Cyber Monday

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Black Friday is the day when Americans go on the hunt for bargains at brick and mortar retailers around the country. While some people make a point of ignoring Black Friday shopping because the whole experience tends to be pretty traumatizing, a lot of people like to hold off simply because they're waiting for Cyber Monday.

A relatively new tradition when you consider how long we've been "celebrating" Black Friday, Cyber Monday falls on the Monday after Black Friday. Typically, everyone slouches into work after a long weekend, bummed out because they have to shake off the turkey-induced coma and get back to work. Taking advantage of the fact that there are thousands of people sitting at their desks and not exactly falling over themselves to fulfill their daily duties, many etailers organize Cyber Monday deals.

Obviously these deals are only available online and usually just for the duration of Monday. However some businesses (Best Buy for example) are milkin' it for all it's worth and have stretched Cyber Monday over an entire week.

So what's your poison, Black Friday or Cyber Monday? More importantly, what are you buying today? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • winner4455
    Black Friday... Just an excuse to buy things earlier!
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  • sstym
    I have a mercifully short list of items that I MIGHT buy if the deal is sensational:
    11.6" ULV laptop
    Indilinx or Intel based 2nd gen solid state drive

    And if I don't find a truly great deal, these will have to wait a few months.
    Having a list beforehand works best for me. This way I won't be tempted by a good deal on something I don't really need.
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  • JMcEntegart
    sstymHaving a list beforehand works best for me. This way I won't be tempted by a good deal on something I don't really need.
    Even if I have a list, I just see things and think, "Why weren't YOU on my list? Come to me, beautiful piece of discounted electronics. Soon we will be happy together in your new home."
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  • maydaynomore
    If anybody here has found a good deal on something, please post it. I'd love to get my hands on a i7 laptop. I found one on Black Friday for $750. Sadly it was an HP (will never buy HP). So if anyone has seen a similar deal, any brand but HP, I'd like to know about it. Thanks!
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  • hallic7
    Well I found very nice Bluray movies deals on Amazon.

    Very happy with this offers :D !!!
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  • DoofusOfDeath
    maydaynomoreIf anybody here has found a good deal on something, please post it. I'd love to get my hands on a i7 laptop. I found one on Black Friday for $750. Sadly it was an HP (will never buy HP). So if anyone has seen a similar deal, any brand but HP, I'd like to know about it. Thanks!
    Actually, HP's dv8t looks pretty good to me. What's the reason for avoiding HP?
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  • jerreece
    Yeah, except looking at NewEgg.com (haven't looked elsewhere yet) they're only putting old stuff on sale (or low end, like GT 220 GPUs).

    How about E-Tailers and Intel/AMD put real serious stuff on sale? i5/i7 or PII anyone? Seriously, in my opinion (based on my own wants/needs) the stuff on sale that I've seen so far is gimmick stuff.
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  • ravewulf
    While some people make a point of ignoring Black Friday shopping because the whole experience tends to be pretty traumatizing
    ^OMG THIS

    On Black Friday I slept in.

    So far today I bought a game online and will be browsing around a bit for other stuff later.
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  • maydaynomore
    DoofusOfDeathActually, HP's dv8t looks pretty good to me. What's the reason for avoiding HP?Bad experience (desktops, printers and a TV they couldn't completely fix the 3 times they came to my house). I swore never to buy HP again. Its been about 3 yrs, and no matter how good the deal, i won't bite. Never again. This is based on my personal experience with HP products. I'm sure there are a lot of people happy with their HPs. I am not one of those people.
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  • sstym
    JMcEntegartEven if I have a list, I just see things and think, "Why weren't YOU on my list? Come to me, beautiful piece of discounted electronics. Soon we will be happy together in your new home.

    I know the feeling. However, you have the added perk of being able to think "this will be helpful whilst I work (pantless) from my couch".


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