It's our third year predicting Black Friday's best deals, and we should tell you whether our predictions from last year were worth the electrons they were printed on. We're happy to report that our 2009 accuracy rate was 84%. (See last year's piece.)
Three quick clarifications before we start prognosticating. First, these are predictions of the best deals for the Black Friday season. They're the lowest of the lows, not averages. (See our Methodology section on the last page.) Second, some of these deals will involve mail-in rebates. However, the good news is that most won't. Best Buy, OfficeMax, and Walmart have long given up on mail-in rebates after numerous customer complaints. Third, we're predicting that these deals occur during "Black Friday Season," a dealnews euphemism for mid-November to Cyber Monday. On to the predictions.
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