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Retail vs Online shopping – Black Friday @ amazon

Posted by on Thursday, 26 November, 2009

Just a quick note for shoppers, some good deals are available at amazon’s black friday sale.

Retail vs Online Shopping

I had thought about fighting the crowds tomorrow to get some good deals. I had a few specific things in mind–with one of them being a new dishwasher. Well, I did some researching on what models I wanted. I narrowed it down to features and reviews and within a certain price range.

After that, I got my list of of 4 top dishwashers that I was looking at. So I looked at all the local stores ad’s to find out if any of them were selling the particular models–I was hoping best buy would have one of them, since I had some gift certificates to use.

Well, after all the research, I was not able to find any of my items available in the store—they were only available online. What’s up with that. The stores just didn’t carry them. So I was disappointed in the retail shopping for my specific items.

I will probably end up purchasing it online after all.

I did see some good deals in retail flyers, but mostly it was for stuff that was not what I wanted, maybe older models or last year’s items that they were discounting heavily, not something that I would end up buying anyways.

Anyone have any thoughts this? Have you had a different experience than me on finding exactly what you wanted and it WAS available at a store on black friday?

-Lockley