I'd be remiss if I didn't point out a few interesting online deals I found that should be good at least through the end of Saturday. Amazon.com has seasons one, two and three of Mad Men on Blu-Ray for $9.99 each - if you're into that sort of thing (although I passed on Mad Men). I actually bought seasons one and two of Breaking Bad instead for about $20 each, I hear it's pretty good. I needed something Blu-Ray to try out in my new Blu-Ray player that I bought from Crutchfield.
Elsewhere, in "Black Friday Stories I Just Don't Understand," this tidbit from the NY Times summed it all up for me:
"Gwen Watson, who was shopping at the Mall at Short Hills in New Jersey, said she didn’t even plan on doing Black Friday shopping, but this year the prices were too good, like a $19.99 toaster that was exactly like one she had bought for $60."
I love a good deal as much as the next guy - but I'm not buying another toaster exactly like the one I already have even if it's a great bargain.
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