Usually it's a sign of a long week ahead when it's only Monday and you're already thinking about Friday, but here's the good news: It's a short week! Thanksgiving is the big Thursday show and Black Friday is like the chaotic after-party that begins as early as midnight on Thursday in some stores.
This Friday is more important than any other for struggling retailers that are relying on the day of deals to put something positive in their books. Before you go weaving in and out of stores on Black Friday, do some deal comparisons to make sure you really are getting the best bargain available. First check the websites that track Black Friday ads like bfads.net, blackfriday.gottadeal.com, dealtaker.com, and tgiblackfriday.com. Then, take the time in the next few days to compare the advertised sales to the prices on these five websites before hitting the holiday shopping pavement.
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