The Black Friday race is on

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November 26, 2008

The Black Friday race is on

Fueled by their Thanksgiving feasts, shoppers will be setting their alarm clocks early for one more annual ritual: shopping before daybreak to score some of the hottest deals of the holiday season. This year their resourcefulness on Black Friday could well determine the ultimate length of their gift lists. It’s a toss-up who needs this day more: retailers starved for sales in this dire economic period, or shoppers desperate for savings. Fleet feet and sharp elbows will carry the day on the selling floor. Speed aside, the most successful shoppers will likely be those who plan well. One kind of tool, which retailers generally don’t like much, are websites that disclose their circular specials for Black Friday days or weeks in advance, with varying degrees of accuracy.

Fueled by their Thanksgiving feasts, shoppers will be setting their alarm clocks early for one more annual ritual: shopping before daybreak to score some of the hottest deals of the holiday season.

This year their resourcefulness on Black Friday could well determine the ultimate length of their gift lists. It’s a toss-up who needs this day more: retailers starved for sales in this dire economic period, or shoppers desperate for savings.  Fleet feet and sharp elbows will carry the day on the selling floor.

Speed aside, the most successful shoppers will likely be those who plan well. One kind of tool, which retailers generally don’t like much, are websites that disclose their circular specials for Black Friday days or weeks in advance, with varying degrees of accuracy.

Here are 14, which motivated shoppers have been visiting ahead of the big day:

BlackFriday.Gottadeal.com
Bfads.net
iBlackFriday.com
2008BlackFridayads.com
The BlackFriday.com
BlackFriday.info
Black-Friday.net
BlackFday.com
BlackFriday.fm
Dealtaker.com
TGIBlackFriday.com
BlackFridayOnline.com
BlackFridayHome.com
BlackFridayCentral.crazytowndeals.com
 
There’s still time. If you’re off on Friday, Ready, set, go! If you’re working retail, grab your aspirins and antacids.