Oren Etzioni is a renowned data mining expert who sold Farecast, his airline-ticket price predictor to Microsoft for $115 million. Now he's turned his focus to the general problem of finding when the best shopping bargains occur. Punch in a consumer electronics item and his website
will tell you whether to buy now or to wait. Over time he'll be adding more product categories. In any case, he can tell you right now the best prices for most things aren't on Black Friday or Cyber Monday
posted by storybored
on Dec 1, 2011 -
“I feel terrible,” [Best Buy chief executive Brian] Dunn told attendees at a conference in San Francisco. “It will change some Thanksgiving plans for our employees. It certainly changes mine...We were going to be open at much more civilized hour, like 3 or 4 [AM].”
Feeling pressure from a weak economy and escalating competition from rival retailers, stores like Best Buy are somewhat reluctantly
planning to open stores at midnight on Thanksgiving evening. Traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year, Black Friday
has become Black Midnight. [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus
on Nov 9, 2011 -
Let's Go To the Mall!!
Could Robin Sparkles
be the patron saint of Black Friday
Ok, so maybe her myspace page is just marketing for a CBS sitcom, but her video is one of the funniest, most accurate (and too damned catchy for its own good!) 80's video parodies in recent memory. The show's
not bad, either. Probably the best comedy not on NBC right now.
posted by ericbop
on Nov 22, 2006 -
. The meaning of which brings either joy, bewilderment or disgust
. Several retailers have sent DMCA notices to several deal hunting sites
forcing them to remove any ads or information that reveal any specials that will be offered. WTF!? What other inane uses will the DMCA
be used for?
posted by the biscuit man
on Nov 21, 2002 -