I write a version of this blog every Black Friday.
I doubts the deals on this day.
Sure there are a few overwhelmingly good deals, but because of limited numbers, those deals become mostly the basis for bait and switch.
There's an article today in the Bulletin: "Black Friday Doesn't Have The Best Prices, Research Shows."
My guess is that even lowered prices are simply the new baseline for prices in a month or two. In fact, chances are that prices will be cheaper in a month or two.
Hell, there are stores (furniture come to mind) were 50 and 60% off are the norm.
One final thing -- there are ALWAYS deals. More deals than you can afford.
Not that anyone will be convinced.
Besides, it's probably beside the point: according to an article yesterday, people shop because the "love crowds" and it's an excuse for a family event and stuff like that.
But never mind all that, go shopping anyway. Especially downtown. Especially on Minnesota St. Especially in that quirky little pop culture store you've always meant to go into.
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