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Black Friday deals

marksparks999 (Elite) posted this on Friday, 29th November 2019, 19:27

Am i missing out... i haven't seen a single thing yet that has tempted me?

Biggest retail day of the year... not in this house.

RE: Black Friday deals

Gareth Williams (Elite) posted this on Friday, 29th November 2019, 20:02

I find that the magic is somewhat taken out of it by stores advertising their big deals a week or two in advance, sometimes as early as October.

Something I was going to buy today at a pretty decent price (some new RAM) was already sold out last night because it was on offer price all week long.



RE: Black Friday deals

Si Wooldridge (Reviewer) posted this on Friday, 29th November 2019, 20:41

Quote:
Gareth Williams says...
"I find that the magic is somewhat taken out of it by stores advertising their big deals a week or two in advance, sometimes as early as October."

Not sure about the 'magic', but it is annoying now that Black Friday appears to have morphed into a national retail DFS sale...

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RE: Black Friday deals

admars (Elite) posted this on Friday, 29th November 2019, 21:54

ppl have realised it's a con? On the radio they were discussing how Which published their findings on last year, where most Black Friday sale items had been cheaper a month before, and again a few weeks after black Friday

https://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/

and hotukdeals can be your friends to spot real deals

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RE: Black Friday deals

admars (Elite) posted this on Friday, 29th November 2019, 22:35

some of the whisk(e)y deals at Amazon have been pretty good, but there's always discounts on spirits close to Christmas, various bottles £10 off, some of which aren't the ones frequently reduced in supermarket.

this one i spotted from hukd is pretty good, I'm not a fan of normal jd but this is nice.



https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004CYNYNK/?tag=myrev09-21

Jack Daniel's Gentleman Jack Tennessee Whiskey, 70 cl £18.99but it's been this price before and probably will again

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RE: Black Friday deals

marksparks999 (Elite) posted this on Saturday, 30th November 2019, 09:18

i am on the lookput for a new laptop for me, just for general email, interweb stuff, and writing reports...

this one is on hotukdeals...

https://ao.com/product/6bl30eaabubun-hp-laptop-silver-70265-251.aspx?WT.srch=1&WT.z_MT=drytinder&WT.z_RTM=PHG&WT.z_CN=304092&WT.z_AG=Forum&WT.z_AT=&WT.z_KW=drytinder

anyone got thoughts? Its about as much as i want to pay... have looked at a few reconditioning sites also

RE: Black Friday deals

Snaps (Elite) posted this on Saturday, 30th November 2019, 09:28

Quote:
marksparks999 says...
"have looked at a few reconditioning sites also"
A tech journo I follow never buys anything but recons.
As long as you get it from a decent supplier not 'Fred's Recons' in a back street.

I'd say pretty well anything you buy these days would be capable of what you need it for.



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RE: Black Friday deals

admars (Elite) posted this on Saturday, 30th November 2019, 09:57

dell outlet is worth a look as is
https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/

as I told my boss the other day when he says his kid wants a laptop - just for homework, if he's not expecting to play fortnite then as Snaps says more or less anything will do, you obviously want value for money, but if you're not sitting there with 10 laptops in front of you running benchmarks then you won't know :)

when I bought the missus' laptop I kept an eye on hotukdeals and bought an HP from ebuyer, I think around £300, that was a few years ago, the battery no longer works very well, but apart from that it's fine :)

just ignore the comments like "this is rubbish it's not a mac book pro/won't play super new FPS at 10 gazillion frames per second at 2000k hd res" which you wouldn't expect at £500 :)

be careful with the black friday deals, yes some laptops are 1/2 price, but that's cos they're 6-12 month old laptops, so the £600 for £300 is actually comparabale in terms of specs to a current £300 laptop. But as I said above, if you're not comparing, that may not matter to you :)

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RE: Black Friday deals

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Saturday, 30th November 2019, 17:52

I got a 1TB M2 drive which is the cheapest it's ever been:
https://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/product/B07MBQPQ62

Got lots of other little things too, including an Alexa Echo Show:
https://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/product/B0793G9T6T

So most likely depends what you are looking at. Also I'm sure they trot out that story of "Black Friday deals more expensive than normal" every year now. Also hard to trust Which completely after reading about their PR article on inaccuracies of fitness watches (which ignored GPS and only used steps, what serious runner uses steps instead of GPS???).

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RE: Black Friday deals

marksparks999 (Elite) posted this on Saturday, 30th November 2019, 18:21

Bought the eldest her Dell from their outlet after christmas two years ago, so that she had something for seconday school... and have not had any issues, so think we will probably look there again

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