Black Friday â€“ that infamous day-after-Thanksgiving day when consumers flee their families and hit the shops â€“ is fast approaching. Almost every locale from department stores to home furnishing stores acknowledges the inaugural day of holiday shopping with giant price slashing â€“ and until recently, those sale prices were only revealed in glossy circulars just before the big day. But now, reports the New York Times, the sale prices are out, thanks to BF2005.com, a site created by an enterprising college freshman. BF2005 lists the rumored deals at over 40 superstores, including Best Buy, Ikea and Target, so that consumers can do the smartest shopping possible. The NYT says that sites like BF2005 encourage shoppers to, â€œexchange hard-to-find online coupon codes, and they offer instructions on how to combine rebates with one-day sales to cut retail prices in half.â€ Bargains already revealed on the site include: the Barbie Fashion Show Mall from Toys â€œRâ€ US, regularly $99.99, for $29.97; a Canon camcorder from Sears, regularly $329.99, for $249.99; and a 12-volt drill from Ace Hardware, regularly $44.99, for $24.99.
If you’re going to do a lot of Black Friday shopping, at least know where the deals are. Get a sneak peek at sales and other shopping tips at bf2005.com.