I used to do the Black Friday deal. You know the routine... up at 2am, wait on a line for something that you wouldn't be getting if it wasn't dirt cheap, just to find out that the only two pieces in inventory were sold to family members of the staff.
Nope, these days my strategy is to do most of my shopping online. With the exception of hitting Walmart earlier this evening for a bunch of dirt cheap DVDs (and no lines), my Black Friday shopping was done online. More sleep, still buy stuff I wouldn't usually break down and buy, UPS Delivery Guy gets a decent Christmas tip.
Second (cheap) monitor for my son's computer setup? check
Auxiliary Power Supply? check
Camera for my mother? check
Dirt cheap tetrabyte hard drive for above computer system? check
32 GB 3g iPad for a very important person that doesn't read my blog? check
Bulk of my shopping is done ;)
I'm very tempted by the Alienware 11" Screen Gaming Netbook for $599 - 1 gig of decent video ram, 2 gig of system ram,160 gb hd and an HDMI out has me drooling. Adding 3g ups the price and adds a monthly cost, but this Win 7 netbook can almost double as an iPad AND a desktop replacement. Maybe I can have a $699 version with 4 gb ram and a 250 gig hd added to my Christmas list. It's on sale until mid December.
Many publishers are running sales at RPGNow. Chaosium is running a sale on their site. I think Troll Lord is too.
I'm gonna shop until my laptop protests ;)
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