Posted on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 by Toby Sanders
The holiday season is officially in full swing, which means lots of gifts to buy and the biggest shopping day of the year to do it… BLACK FRIDAY!
Every year during the holiday shopping season, Black Friday and holiday commercials/ads bombard me starting the day after Halloween, and all I want to do is push them out of my mind until it’s actually close enough to Black Friday and the holidays to start shopping. My list of people I need to get gifts for doesn’t change very much from year to year, but for someone reason they need to better and more expensive each year. Through the month of November, I’ll fold pages down from the weekly inserts in my newspaper or browse Amazon and bookmark the links. When Black Friday rolls around, I get up extra early hoping that I can push pass the crazy lady in front of me to get what I want. If I do or don’t, Amazon always has my back for Black Friday deals. I would normally go back to the bookmarked page, sometimes the items were still in stock and many times they weren’t (I clearly have good taste that everything I wanted is already out of stock).
Seeing as the holiday season is in full swing, I made my list and have the perfect gifts picked out this year! I was browsing Amazon to bookmark the gifts, and came across a whole section dedicated to the countdown to Amazon Black Friday deals week. I started combing through the deals that were already being listed (which have major price cuts) and found all my gifts. I found great Black Friday deals on the gifts I intended to purchase, so I saved them. I went back to my saved Black Friday deals, and found they were gone! I figured out Amazon is posting deals each day, but the catch is that if I wanted the deals, I had to buy them that day or wait again until Black Friday. I started over with my list and found even better gifts for my family. I found a high-efficiency solar pad charger/power supply for my technologically advanced brother. For my active mother, I got a great deal on a Jawbone wrist band. Lastly, I feel like I won an Olympic medal for finding the best gift for my Dad the photographer! I found an expandable camera bag that has tons of pockets and storage options. I found the best gifts for my friends too, and I know they are going to love them!
After finding these great Black Friday deals on Amazon in the beginning of November, I figured why wait? These deals were a one time thing until Black Friday, and the prices were perfect for my budget. If I waited to purchase these items closer to Black Friday, on Black Friday or after Black Friday, I couldn’t be positive that the deals would be this good or if the product would even be in stock, or get to me on time and then I would have to start my shopping over. One of the great things about the countdown to Amazon Black Friday deals week is that if you don’t want or need what has been posted for a certain day, just check back tomorrow for new and exciting Black Friday deals. There is something for everyone on the countdown to Amazon Black Friday deals week, so why wait until it is possibly to late to get the gift you actually want. I found what I wanted early in the season at a great price with free shipping and I know it will be delivered to my house with more than enough time. Now all I have to do is wait out the days and sleep in on Black Friday.