Friday, November 25, 2011

First Black Friday Deal

We attempted to go to Walmart last night for the Black Friday deals starting at 10pm and to wait on the Electronics deals starting at midnight, but we saw the parking lot and it was like OMG! Are you kidding me?!

We have never seen our little WM/Strip shopping center parking lot that full. It was completely full, people parking on the curbs and in the grassy areas at the end of the lot. Majority of them that we saw were out-of-town tags.

Once we saw the situation, I drove straight on through and back home.

It worked out for the better anyway because to be honest we didn't really have the kind of money on hand I was planning to spend all at once.  We did, but it would have put a hurting on us for several days.

Today I got online to check some sites and see what, if any deals there might be online, and just happened to be at the right place at the right time when this laptop came up on Amazon's Lightning deals.

This laptop is a Toshiba Satellite, which both J and Kevin already have, and theirs have been good ones for the years they've had them. It has 4GB RAM which can be upgraded to 8, and 640GB storage space! That's more than my desktop has :-(  They'll never use all that space.
It popped up on the Lightning Deal for $399.99. I hesitated a few seconds (because I'm horribly indecisive) but I'm also fairly impulsive, so then I clicked to add it to my cart.  That didn't mean I had to buy it.  I had 15 minutes to make up my mind for sure.  I called Ryan in here and he okayed it, so I popped for it.

It cost about $150 more than the WM one, but I think I got a better product for the money. This laptop goes for about $500 regularly.

Another good thing about it is I was able to pay with my Amazon Store credit card, which has a current 6-months-no-interest thing going on, so I'm able to put off paying for most of it until after the New Year.  That helps this time of the year.


Cheap&Sweet said...

I wanted the cheapo $198 compaq laptop I have 2 already they both need memory but are still going strong. I will buy one come tax time.

Melissa said...

My middle son has a Compaq we got at a BF sale about three years ago and he's had more trouble with it.

My husband and youngest son have Toshiba Satellite's and they haven't been any trouble at all, as far as hardware. Kev's has some software issues, and J's just runs soooo slow. They both probably just need cleaning up and restoring and would be fine.
But you know guys, they think they need newer and better and more RAM. lol