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The 9 Types of Internet Commenters You'll See Hating on Black Friday

Here in the DealNews ivory tower, it's easy to forget that not everyone loves Black Friday deals the way we do. Because we love and value the opinions of our fellow netizens, we're sharing our favorite quotes from this web fight. Can the Internet convince you to sit out Black Friday for good?

Rumor Roundup: Next-Gen Moto 360? Dual Camera iPhone? More?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple iPhones, Facebook, Microsoft Band, and more? Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!

What It Takes to Score a Doorbuster Deal

Navigating through stores on Black Friday can be a nightmare. But what if there's a Black Friday doorbuster you simply must have? As professional deal hunters, we're here to show you how to increase your chances of getting that super deal, and more importantly, how to decide if it's worth your time in the first place.

Black Friday is a Board Game?: 13 Things You Didn't Know About Black Friday

Ever wonder how many people shop on Black Friday? Or what website gets the most traffic? Or what's the plot of the Steely Dan song called "Black Friday?" No? Well, with the biggest shopping day of the year approaching fast, it's still worth it to review 13 facts that you didn't already know about Black Friday.

Update: Walmart's Pre-Black Friday Sale Includes a Super Hot TV Doorbuster

We now know what will be included in Walmart's "Pre-Black Friday Event" in the store will match the prices of various items found in competitor ads. As it turns out, there are some pretty awesome doorbusters available.

SURVEY: Men and Women Shop VERY Differently on Black Friday

We're all aware that men and women sometimes approach situations differently, and that certainly extends to Black Friday shopping. We recently surveyed our readers and discovered that there are quite a few areas in which the genders differ when planning for the biggest shopping week of the year.

Nobody Wants to Tweet About Cyber Monday

When it comes to the numerous shopping days that arise at the end of November — Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and their more-forced ilk (like Mobile Monday) — word of mouth is a powerful promotional tool to get shoppers excited to spend. And, in theory, save. But which of these shopping events gets people chattering the most? The answer makes sense, but might seem contradictory to what we know about these events.

Black Friday Who? How to Prepare for Cyber Monday!

All things considered, it's relatively easy to prepare for Black Friday — what with the ad leaks and analyses starting months ahead of time. But then, just days after Black Friday, you're blindsided by another amazing shopping day that you're just not ready for! Well not this year. We put together some tips and tricks to make sure you hit Cyber Monday running.

Hot Dogs, Hardbodies, and Boxers: 8 Crazy Store Promotions

From the delightful to the debunkable, over-the-top marketing schemes speak (or perhaps scream) to the carnival barker in us all. Here are eight examples of product promotions that have made history, hysteria, or in some cases both.

hhgregg Black Friday Ad Analysis: TV Deals That Put the Competition to Shame

When it comes to Black Friday doorbusters, few retailers can step into the arena with the likes of Best Buy and Walmart. However, despite the intense competition, hhgregg has come out swinging with its own batch of record-breaking TV deals, some of which are putting its bigger competitors to shame.

18 Hilariously Lame 'Doorbusters' From Black Fridays Past

Acid-washed jeans, mullets, flared collars, Miley Cyrus, Black Friday deals. These are all things that we once thought were so great, back in the day, but now appear pretty silly. Join us, won't you, as we take a look back at several Black Friday deals of yesteryear. They are delightful in their quaint awfulness!

Macy's Released Its Black Friday Ad a Full 28 Days Later This Year

Macy's is known for making Black Friday headlines. In fact, since 2011 the retailer has been debuting its Black Friday ad as early as October. But this year the nationwide retailer has released its Black Friday ad 28 days "late." So which retailers beat Macy's to the punch?

12 Ways Cyber Monday is Different From Black Friday

What's the big deal about Cyber Monday? Well, you'll be able to find better deals on some items the Monday after Thanksgiving, for one, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. Read on to find out 12 ways Cyber Monday differs from Black Friday.

The #1 Reason People Shop In-Store on Black Friday Isn't What You'd Expect

We have always wondered why — with the mounting evidence that proves that most Black Friday deals appear online — people continue to shop in-store rather than chill at home once the shopping holiday rolls around. Our recent poll, however, seems to explain it.

California Shoppers Line Up Outside Best Buy 22 Days Before Black Friday

Shoppers will do anything for a good Black Friday deal, but two California diehards are taking things to the extreme by setting up camp outside a Best Buy retail store 22 days before Black Friday. Are they taking it too far?

Black Friday Price Matching Guide: What Walmart, Target, and More Will Offer

Black Friday is right around the corner, and hordes of savvy shoppers are going to descend on malls near you to scoop up the best deals immediately. If you want another way to get the best Black Friday offers, you should look into price matching policies. Here's a guide to understanding price matching, including some breakdowns of the Black Friday price matching policies for specific retailers.

Let Gifs Explain Why Shopping In-Store on Black Friday Is a #Nope

Black Friday 2014 looms large on the horizon, and here at DealNews we're hard at work... rounding up our favorite gifs. We always say you don't have to go to the store to get the best deals during Black Friday, but we thought we'd make a more compelling argument through the power of these hilarious images. Here are the 10 best reasons to stay home and shop online this Black Friday.

Sam's Club Black Friday Ad Analysis: Price Cuts on the iPhone 6 & Galaxy S5

It's name may conjure up images of economy-size paper towels, but this membership-only wholesaler is stepping up its game this Black Friday with a handful of electronics sales we think are worth checking out, including the best iPhone 6 sale we've seen to date.

Is the 'Holiday Creep' Actually Slowing Down?

'Tis the season... but which one? It used to be that you could walk down the road, see the leaves changing, feel the crispness in the air, and smell the pumpkin spice, and you'd know it's fall. But over the years Black Friday has turned into Black Friday Eve and this year retailers are flat out opening on Thanksgiving.

A Psychologist Explains Why We Go Bonkers for Black Friday

To get behind our happy lack of reason for the season, DealNews spoke with Kit Yarrow, a professor of both psychology and marketing at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. Here she explains the methods, the madness, and the marketing that goes into making Black Friday a mega event.

Costco Black Friday Ad Analysis: Discounts on Tablets, Gift Cards, and More

Of all the Black Fridays ads we've seen to date, Costco's is the trickiest; rather than list final prices, the wholesale retailer chose to list dollar-off discounts on select products. However, we've hand-picked a few deals we think will be the winners of this bunch.

Deals That Make You Go Hmmm...: The Most Unusual Black Friday Deals

TVs, laptops, toys — you'll see loads of these items discounted on Black Friday. But who expects to see a discount on prosthetic cat ears? How about a free bag of real reindeer poop? We've scoured the DealNews archives to bring you the most unusual Black Friday deals.

Black Friday 2014 Store Hours: Everyone's Opening on Thanksgiving

If Black Friday eats any further into Thanksgiving Day, you might be having your dinner in the parking lot next year, or even right inside the store! With major retailers like Best Buy, Macy's, and Walmart set to open at 6 pm on Thanksgiving this year, it looks like "Black Friday Creep" is edging ever closer to absorbing Thanksgiving.

Lowe's Releases a Black Friday Ad on Vine That's Actually Pretty Entertaining

Stores have increasingly been using social media to promote Black Friday, and Lowe's continues that trend by turning to Vine. This is the first time we've seen a store preview via Vine, and it's actually pretty amusing.

Dell Black Friday Ad Analysis: Console Deals Beat TVs and Laptops

Dell's official Black Friday ad is here, making it the first consumer electronics circular we've seen this season. Though in the past the retailer has wowed us with its aggressive TV deals, this time around it's Dell's gaming console deals that have us feeling weak in the knees.

Shoppers Should to Be Skeptical of Early Black Friday Sales

Every retailer wants a shot at your money this month, and what better way to kick off the season than with an early Black Friday sale? But while these sales may look and feel like true Black Friday deals, consumers should be very wary.

Everything You Need to Get an Amazing Black Friday Gaming Deal

We'll be updating this page with all the latest news, ads, buying guides, and any other information you'll need to get the best gaming deals on Black Friday. We're expecting the biggest deals on the Xbox One as well as PC games; so be sure to bookmark it and check back regularly.

Everything You Need to Get an Amazing Black Friday Tablet Deal

The tablet market may be saturated, but that will mean great deals on Android and Windows devices this Black Friday. We'll be updating this page with all the latest news, ads, buying guides, and any other information you'll need to get the best tablet; so be sure to bookmark it and check back regularly.

Everything You Need to Get an Amazing Black Friday Apple Deal

Here's you're one-stop destination for all the latest buying guides, news, ads, and any other information you'll need to get the best Apple deal on Black Friday. This is one of the few times of the year Apple products go on sale at both Apple and resellers; so be sure to bookmark this page and check back regularly.

More People Than Ever Before Will Do Their Holiday Shopping Online

More people are turning to online shopping for the holidays, and a lot will peruse department stores specifically on Cyber Monday. To find even more facts and figures for November — like how many turkeys America will consume this Thanksgiving — read on!

10 Ways to Save Up for a Black Friday Doorbuster TV

This year, our hottest anticipated Black Friday deal is a 60" LCD TV for $420. Since you obviously don't want to miss out on deals like that, here are some ways to trim the fat from your expenses so you can feast on the bargains that are just around the corner.

Rumor Roundup: Guitar Hero Returns? Transparent iPhone? More?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Guitar Hero, Apple, Krypton, and more? Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!