It is official! Black friday 2010 is over and Cyber Monday will be over soon too. It was a blast yet again for businesses, corporate, SME’s and even micro businesses. It is believed that it is the most profitable time of the year for businessmen and the best time to shop for consumers, online and offline.
Black Friday for some stores such as Best Buy, Sears and city malls as well. I have heard that from one of the best gadget store (Best Buy) - one Black Friday customer was the first in line because he was there four in the afternoon the day before. Crazy is it not?! Tents, pillows and warm blankets are considered a necessity on Black Fridays (the temperature dropped at 30+ F) C-R-A-Z-Y!!
Anyhoo, now Cyber Monday is about to finish within the hour. As of this writing, I have found out that Amazon will be “extending” their Cyber Monday for the whole week and you can buy stuff, not to mention affordable ones online, and sometimes it comes with a free shipping.
Don’t you just love this time of the year? It is really amusing to see such rock bottom prices, but don’t be fooled by some. Stores tend to ride off the recession and to make it a sale, they change their price tags to a much higher value and then stamp a BIG SALE mark - Just you thought you had a great deal. Also, some like Apple, they just waived off the tax for the benefit of good sales on this crazy weekend. STILL, a $41 discount is and will always be a discount right?
By the way, I intended to buy an external hard drive but didn’t. I had other things in mind. Also, there was a great deal of the Blackberry Torch. A $50 price tag but a two year contract from AT&T - a bit dodgy I may say.