On line or Online? That is the Question!

The alarm goes off; it’s dark, cold, and rainy outside. You’ve got your Black Friday Strategy Guide all printed out and you’re ready to head out the door. Wait, there’s an easier way! Put those warm boots and thermos away and settle down in front of your big screen HDTV, What, you don’t have a high def TV? Well then, maybe you should shuffle off to your local Sears.

On the other hand, between free shipping and no sales tax maybe buying a TV (or anything else) online is the way to go. Here’s why:

The only lines you’ll find at Dell are the telephone support lines. Dell is selling the Sharp LC42SB45U 42” LCD for a very low price of $799.00. Amazon has the same model on sale for $847.97 with free shipping. Amazon is offering the slightly better model Sharp LC42D64U for $999.98 with free shipping. See all deals for Office Supplies »

Were seeing the same products showing up from store to store at the same discounted prices. Our hunch is many of those same deals will be available on line too. Although many online resellers are holding their deals back many of the same deals are available online right now like the TomTom ONE 125; a good GPS that does the job without a lot of the bells and whistles. It's part of the TomTom ONE family that includes the higher end 3'd Edition. It's on sale at amazon.com for $99. See all deals for GPS »

Buy Online and pick it up at the store? We’re still investigating this, but it’s just possible that you can order a product online at stores like Sears and Best Buy on Friday and pick them up at the store. Wouldn’t that be cool? See all deals from Best Buy »

Okay, admit it; what you really want this holiday season is an Apple iPod, MacBook, iPhone, or anything else Apple. Who knows what they are going to offer and for how much, but there is going to be a big sale at the Apple online store on Friday. See all deals from Apple »

Amazon is going to try hard to keep you out of the stores this year and they might just succeed. You might be tempted to pick up a Kindle which could go on sale to clear the way for the second generation Kindle due in Q1 2009. Otherwise, amazon.com has good prices right now like a 10.1 MP Nikon Coolpix S550 with 5X optical zoom for $143 with free shipping and they should have good sales as the week progresses. See all deals for Digial Cameras »

One of the best reasons to stay home on Black Friday is Cyber Monday. Come back and check out the list of deals available now and on Monday. With resellers in desperate shape this year you can bet the deals will just keep on coming right through the holidays and beyond. See all deals »

Crutchfield is our kind of store; plenty of gadgets, gizmos, and gear. Our friends at techbargains.com are listing the same Sharp HDTV for sale on Dell at the same $799 price with free shipping and you might be able to apply the coupons they list. See deals at TechBargains.com »

On the Other Hand…

If you’re looking for some motivation to get you up and out the door at some pre-dawn hour here’s a sample:

An HP Pavillion laptop for $349 at Office Depot. Yes, you can get cheap laptops online in this price range but this one is an HP laptop with a 15.4” display, 3GB or memory, and a 160GB hard drive. See all deals from Office Depot »

See the rest of the reasons to head to the store here…

Happy Holidays from the Gang at Retrevo One More Time

If we helped convince you to stay in or brave the elements and do battle at the stores, Retrevo wishes to extend you our best wishes for a happy, healthy, and gadget-filled holiday.


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