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[-] [email protected] 10 points 1 week ago

A gaming laptop that I purchased on sale in February this year on Amazon is listed as a Black Friday deal at the same price point: $599

[-] [email protected] 16 points 1 week ago

Companies make product lines specifically for Black Friday so they can save on the sales.

[-] [email protected] 14 points 1 week ago

I'm sure you know, but I want to add to this in case others do not.

These product lines are usually really poor quality. They might look like the original and have a similar model number, but a TV, for example, will have less ports, lower resolution screen, or a lower quality screen.

So, if it is an electronic, look up the model number and if you can't see a lot of reviews for it, then this is why.

[-] [email protected] -2 points 1 week ago

no shit Sherlock.

[-] [email protected] 12 points 1 week ago

I mean, there's still a ton of deals at a time when you're shopping for gifts. The article is saying that of the black friday deals, these aren't the lowest prices of the entire year for most items, but they're still lower than normal.

As a vinyl collector, I see labels and stores offering flat 20% off deals off everything which you don't see that often. Also seeing other types of deals on other direct to consumer brands.

If you know what you're looking for, and not looking at black friday deals to look for what to look for, I think it's a pretty good time to do shopping.

[-] [email protected] 31 points 1 week ago

We've known this for a decade.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

Black Friday is also not the most violent shopping day in the US. I wrote a blog post about it and a truly awesome movie idea, about seven years ago.

Edit: Fixed link!

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 week ago

Wait, this doesn't even have any data to show if black Friday is or isn't the most violent shopping day. You just say it isn't without giving anything to actually back it up. Or did I miss something?

[-] [email protected] 8 points 1 week ago

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[-] [email protected] 11 points 1 week ago

Your link needs more link.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 week ago
[-] [email protected] 8 points 1 week ago

Which day is?? Or is it not one specific day of the year?

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 week ago

Black Friday is the day after US Thanksgiving, which is the fourth Thursday of November.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 week ago

I wasn't asking what black Friday is, I was asking which day is the most violent.

[-] [email protected] 20 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

If Americans are complaining about the discounts on black Friday, what shall we (Europeans) say about it? Our discounts are at best lukewarm.

[-] [email protected] 14 points 1 week ago

In my place, discounts are 90% off but they increase MSRP before the discount.

So end result.... same price before discount.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 1 week ago

What discounts? There are a ton of items I've been watching that are "on sale" but more than they were a month ago.

[-] [email protected] 11 points 1 week ago

Y'all are also smart enough to know and prohibit retailers from boosting prices just before discounting them to trick consumers into thinking they're getting a huge deal when they're actually paying average, or above average cost for the product.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 1 week ago

Does Europe have any laws about branding cheaper or items with less features, identically to existing more expensive products and selling them for less?

If not, they should, but then Temu would get fucked I assume.

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