It’s just hours away until the first stores open early for Black Friday and for some online retailers, deals have already been posted online. The evening news has already covered shoppers that are camping out in line in places like Tulsa to score the best deals on everything from HDTVs to laptops and kitchen appliances. It’s heard to argue with a 32-inch flat screen TV for $99 from popular retailers like Kohl’s and Target, but retailers also trot out, what I like to call the “weird and wacky” for Black Friday to not only attract attention from the media, but also get the attention of shoppers.
Macy’s stores open at 6 a.m., and you might have to arrive pretty close to 6 a.m. to have a chance to score one of their Christmas suits. Nothing says “holiday spirit” more than one of these suits for $89.99. That’s $10 off the regular price for those keeping score. There are assorted colors, but how can you not go with one of these made by OppoSuits that is either red or green. They come in different sizes and one of the styles is even called, “Treemendous.”
Get your ammo here! I love Bass Pro Shops as much as the next guy, and here is your chance to score some ammo on Black Friday. In fact, Federal Ammunition’s Catch .22 is going to be on sale for under $20. That’s right, it’s going to be $19.99 for 325 rounds. Remember there is a limit of one per person.
It’s not tangible, but it’s still a savings as retailers like Best Buy, Apple, Dell and hhgregg are offering free shipping with items bought online for Black Friday.
A 59% discount on a watch may sound like a deal that most people want to check out, that is until you find out that the Zenith Men’s Port Royal watch that peaked your interest is still going to cost you $2,029.50. Yes, it’s a great watch made of stainless steel and comes from Switzerland, but 59% off the suggested retail price of $4,950 isn’t going to cause Ashford’s website to crash. With all the attention the Apple Watch generated in 2015, watches are on the comeback trail. If you are looking for a luxury watch, Ashford is a retailer you can trust.
Last but not least, if you have a Shopko store near you, you can buy a kit that will allow kids big and small to design their own vinyl Stormtrooper helmet. If this gets your creative juices flowing as the newest Star Wars movie is set to hit theaters, have at it. Call me nostalgic, but I prefer my Stormtrooper helmet, white.
For many, Black Friday shopping is a family affair. Following the Thanksgiving feast, it’s time to make the game plan for Black Friday shopping. While most revelers head for the TVs and gaming systems, show some creativity and try to find something unique for the people on your shopping list.