Black Friday is coming, are you ready?

Lets go through the web sites that either made a lot of buzz in the past or seem to be showing signs of activity already as far as Black Friday is concerned.

  • Blackfriday @ Gottadeal – a self proclaimed Official Black Friday site. They gained a lot of publicity in 2005 when somebody leaked Wal-Mart Black Friday ads and posted them on the forums.
  • – already has 18 threads and 209 replies in their Black Friday 2006 discussion area dedicated to this year’s sale alone (the last year produced over 3000 comments).
  • bf2005.comwas a very popular domain last year full of rumored Black Friday shopping deals. It redirects to this time around – apparently the parent company. Have no doubt they will be ready posting those ads when the time is right.
  • (maintained by – seems to be spending vigorously on promoting its domain. I would expect them to be busy this season as well.
  • – has a dedicated Black Friday area on their web site.
  • – backed by DealsOfAmerica may offer some deals however the site doesn’t look ready yet. It still has the old 2005 ads.and last but not the least:
  • – probably trippled their user base after media releases like this flooded the news. They might keep it quiet this year despite the fact that Wal-Mart has backed away from that claim. Still I would check them just in case. Being the most popular forum they must have some useful stuff scattered here and there.

By the way and all domains till are already booked. Guys, I am ordering the #2016. Drop me a line if interested. I will not charge much. ;-)

Update 10/17: Since I posted this SlickDeals has added a Black Friday dedicated forum area.

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4 Responses to “Black Friday is coming, are you ready?”

  1. 1 validator Oct 13th, 2006 at 2:54 pm

    Thanks, I’ve been going to the site for a couple years, and they’ve always been reliable!

  2. 2 errno Oct 18th, 2006 at 8:24 am

    here is another site :

  3. 3 errno Oct 21st, 2006 at 2:27 pm


    After Black Friday comes Cyber Monday
    The Monday after Thanksgiving is a big day for e-commerce; consumers will see more deals this year.

    NEW YORK ( – While the “official” start to the 2006 holiday shopping season kicks off for most retailers on “Black Friday,” or the day after Thanksgiving, online merchants have their banner day on “Cyber” Monday.

    Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving, is quickly becoming one of the biggest online shopping days of the year.

    According to the Research 2005 eHoliday survey released last week, 77 percent of online retailers said their sales increased substantially last year on the Monday after Thanksgiving, a trend that is expected to drive serious online discounts and promotions on Cyber Monday this year.

    “On Cyber Monday, consumers set their sights on surfing for holiday gifts and shopping online,” Scott Silverman, executive director of, said in the report. “This year, online retailers will be capitalizing on the increased traffic by offering special promotions and discounts.”

    More than one-third of the 1,890 consumers surveyed for the report said they will use Internet access at work to browse or buy gifts online this holiday season. More than half of young adults the ages of 18 to 24, and nearly half of those aged 25 to 34 said they would shop online during work hours.

    Among the most-shopped categories last year on Cyber Monday were jewelry, consumer electronics, gourmet food, furniture and home d├ęcor, the report said.

    Total holiday online sales for the key November-December shopping months are expected to grow 24 percent this year to more than $19 billion, according to market research firm comScore Networks.

    The report said many online retailers are planning to offer extra incentives on Cyber Monday, ranging from free shipping, to gifts with purchase, to deeper discounts.

    “Once the parades have ended and the leftovers are put away, many consumers will find a few precious hours to get a jump-start on the holidays by shopping online,” said Chuck Davis, chairman of Shopzilla, said in the report. “This year, retailers will be reminding shoppers that even though their stores may be closed, their Web sites are always open.”

  4. 4 Tony Nov 1st, 2006 at 10:37 pm

    Please visit my site at and/or
    As usual, consumers can look to see what is going to be on sale weeks in advance, and for the first time ever, they have the option of buying some Black Friday themed apparel.

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