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Black Friday Survival Guide: 14 Tips

Finding the Deals

If you’re new to Black Friday shopping, you’ll be surprised by just how many amazing deals are out there. You hear about a few great “doorbuster” sales on the radio, or see a few commercials on TV, but that’s only half of the story. We’re doing some of the last-minute deal-finding legwork for you right now, but before we show you the deals (look for our article on Tuesday), we want to show you some shopping strategies.

Everyone knows about the laptops selling for just a couple hundred dollars, or the HDTV discounted 50 percent, but just about every major electronics store puts out a multi-page booklet full of sales. Even if you can’t get your hands on a physical copy, the internet has you covered. A simple Google search for “Black Friday 2010” is a good place to start, or you can take a look at http://www.theblackfriday.com/ for scanned copies of virtually all the big ads.