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Top 10 Tips to Bag a Bargain
Black Friday Thursday

shopping bags Retailers are not making it easy for shoppers this year. Some stores are opening at 8pm or 9pm on Thanksgiving night, some at midnight, and others at 5am or 6am on Friday. And both Walmart and Sears are staggering the release of their doorbusters, hours apart, so multiple trips to the store may be necessary. Here are our tips to bag a bargain on Black Thursday and Black Friday.

14 Black Friday Myths

With the biggest shopping day of the year approaching this week, Deal News dispells some of the common myths about Black Friday.

HDTV Buying Guide

HDTV Before you buy one of those $199 HDTVs advertised for Black Friday, you should read up about the various features and specifications you might want to look for in any new television.


Laptop Computer Buying Guide

laptop There will be a ton of notebook computers on sale for Black Friday in the $249-$299 price range. Should you buy one? MrConsumer wouldn't. Most of them have i3 Intel processors, which are bottom of the line. Personally, MrConsumer would only buy one with an i7 chip (and those are not cheap). Here is a guide to the components you should look for when buying a laptop.

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Mouse Print* -- Would You Let a Company Impersonate You on Facebook?

mouse print The offer that came just in time for Black Friday seemed enticing: a chance to preview 16 upcoming bargains at Lowe's, and win all 16. What many people might overlook if you sign up for this, however, is the permission you are granting Lowe's to advertise to your friends but make it seem like those ads are coming from you. That story is this week in Mouse Print*.

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Bargain of the Week

Get $25 Back from AMEX on Small Biz Saturday

American Express repeats its generous "Small Business Saturday" again on November 24. Just preregister your AMEX card (no prepaid cards) NOW at and spend $25 or more in one transaction at any store listed there. You will get a $25 credit posted to your account.

13-pc Hard Anodized Cookware Set -- 50% off

JC Penney will be offering its 13-pc Cooks hard anodized cookware set, regularly $200 for only $100 starting on Thanksgiving Day ONLINE and in-store on Black Friday. This is a heavy-weight set, unlike the Sears version, but has the same great nonstick (Eclipse). Model: FC782-2602D. Warning: not as pictured on the JCP website. 4-qt chicken fryer and 4-qt steamer are actually 3-qt. Not online yet.

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Consumer Reports and Shop Smart have selected a number of tech toys that they think kids will love.

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