We're in the market for a flat screen TV, with some money saved up, we thought this would be the year for door busters for one we might want. No dice. Not a single really good savings or really good TV deals in any of the ads. What gives? No big deal. I figured, what the heck, I'll check on-line deals. On-line prices seemed to beat in store prices, as suggested by Consumer Reports. And it was true, much of what we looked at pre-sales were cheaper than the non-sales in the stores. So we figured we'd keep looking. But I haven't seen a lot of deals anyway.
Had the day off today. Yay! Dropped the kids off at school, drove over to the gym and exercised. I got home about 8:45 am and just caught the tail end of Cyber Monday deals on ABC Good Morning America. I went back a few minutes in the DVR because I had just missed most of the segment. First item up? A 47" Vizio with 120hz flat screen for $599! You saw that $599! Augh, I said. I had to get dressed and take my son to his orthodontic appointment in a town 30 minutes away. No matter. Emailed the link to the hubby (because we never make a buy over $100 without consulting the other). He voicemailed me while we were in the appointment. Sure it's bigger than what we really wanted (40-42") but one heck of a deal. I was no where near a computer. Drove son back to school, went to get a sandwich.
Got a plate for my sandwich.
Took it in the computer room.
Opened the window I had saved on my computer with the Amazon TV deal in it.
Thought I found something comparable in the 42" size at $499.
OUT OF STOCK.
And won't ship until after Christmas.
That's what I get for not jumping on an opportunity.
Maybe I should wait until after Christmas? When they want to get rid of overstock?
You watch, there won't be anything I want then, either. I have to be a reasonable consumer with research and making sure the item meets all my demands.
I have a feeling shopping for a good road bike is also going to be painful.
I have yet to see a good holiday deal on the things I want for the family's holidays. Maybe it means it is not in our best interest to get these items.