Fashionably Techy: Black Friday Quick Guide
It’s the biggest shopping day of the season tomorrow. Black Friday, ladies (and gentlemen). The cutest and coolest little tech gadgets will be on sale all across the nation… alongside everything else. Are you ready? You better be! Everyone knows that you can’t go in there without a(n escape) plan.
The Black Friday shopping ground is a war zone and the only way to get what you want is to make sure that you KNOW what you want before you get there. So here’s a list of fun (and useful!) tech gadgets that you can and should get your paws on this holiday season.
1) Blu-ray player
So it’s been a year and we all know that HD players are pretty much dead. They lost the war in the heir to the DVD empire. Blue-ray movies are just sharper, have better sound and are all around sweeter. The Sony PS3 has a sweet Blu-ray player included in its package, which means you get 2 new toys in one. And Wal-mart has a pretty sweet deal on them, so that’s two toys for the price of one very cheap one.
2) Game Bundle packs
Speaking of the PS3, this holiday season is the perfect time time to upgrade to the next gen (or at this point, this gen) game systems. The hard to find Wii is in stock everywhere, and both PS3 and XBox 360 have dropped their prices. Many vendors or running specials for Black Friday where you can get not only the system, but a selection of games for a good price. Try Game Stop for the ultimate bundle deals.
3) GPS System
Everyone gets lost sometime. A GPS is a good gift for anyone that you know who drives; it’ll come in handy. Right now you can get one on the cheap and pack it up for the holiday. Pep Boys is running a special on them.
4) New Cell Phone
Everyone complains about their phone. (Ok, well at least I do.) The holiday season is the perfect time to get that special someone (or yourself!) a new one. So it’s not exactly a gift that you can put away for later, but if you get it then your boy will no longer be able to use the excuse that his busted phone dropped your call again.
A picture is worth a thousand words, but a video is priceless. Tomorrow a camcorder can be an easy pick-up for the aggressive shopper. Afterall, it is the perfect gift for anyone. There are deals on these everywhere, so pick one up for the roomie. Or, better yet, pick one up for you so you can tape the roomie next time she does her drunk dance.
Either your current one has finally given up on you, or you’ve found that your desktop just isn’t portable enough. Either way a new laptop is a steal on Black Friday. It may not be name brand, but it’ll let you finish those last minute papers on the fly. Or just take notes in class (and by take notes I mean go on Facebook).
The most important thing to remember on Black Friday is to find out what you want first. Go grab some circulars TONIGHT and map out your plan of attack. Chances are the store is going to be overrun with people and, much like the battles of old, all the action will be over in 15 minutes or less. At the end of that 15 minutes you want to be standing in line with your hard earned booty, not wondering the aisle with nothing to show for your hard work but bags under your eyes.