Black Friday deals look to amaze this year!

black friday linesBlack Friday, for those of you who have yet to be initiated, is the day after Thanksgiving here in the U.S. and it is marked by huge sales at retailers and lines that stretch around the store. During these sales prices often hit rock bottom and this year, thanks to many of the major retailers eschewing rebates for instant savings, retailers will be setting records for low prices. Dan de Grandpre, CEO of dealnews, is an admitted techie who with his team of experienced bargain hunters has compiled their predictions for Black Friday 2008!

There are too many categories and deals to list here but here are a few that tempt me to do something I detest: wait in line!
  • Small portable laptops starting at $199.
  • 42" and up plasma and LCD TVs starting at $499!
  • Blu-ray players from $149.
  • Flash drives, routers and more free after rebate.
These are just a few of the deals the dealnews team is predicting. If you are in the market for any kind of electronics this year you should definitely check out the full breakdown of Black Friday items that made the list.

Normally you won't find WalletPop bloggers pushing a large purchase but it's evident to me that those of us who are frugalists still need to purchase big ticket items from time to time and the thing we love most about it is getting the best price. If a good deal isn't enough to convince you to head out on Black Friday then maybe you should check out Buy Nothing Day which takes place the same day and advocates 24 hours of consumer abstinence!

Scenes from Holidays Past

    SHANGHAI, CHINA - DECEMBER 23: (CHINA OUT) People take pictures in front of light decorations featuring reindeers installed for the upcoming Christmas at a shopping center on December 23, 2007 in Shanghai, China. Western traditions such as Christmas Day, Valentine's Day and Halloween have become increasingly popular among Chinese youth, as shops, restaurants and bars look to use such calendar dates to promote their businesses. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK - DECEMBER 20: Skaters pass beneath the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree December 20, 2007 in New York City. With Christmas five days away, merchants are hoping last-minute shoppers will help them rebound from a slow holiday shopping season. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK - DECEMBER 20: Visitors view the holiday displays at Rockefeller Center December 20, 2007 in New York City. With Christmas five days away, merchants are hoping last-minute shoppers will help them rebound from a slow holiday shopping season. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK - DECEMBER 20: Visitors photograph the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is seen December 20, 2007 in New York City. With Christmas five days away, merchants are hoping last-minute shoppers will help them rebound from a slow holiday shopping season. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK - DECEMBER 20: Shoppers walk past the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree December 20, 2007 in New York City. With Christmas five days away, merchants are hoping last-minute shoppers will help them rebound from a slow holiday shopping season. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK - DECEMBER 20: Visitors walk past the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree December 20, 2007 in New York City. With Christmas five days away, merchants are hoping last-minute shoppers will help them rebound from a slow holiday shopping season. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK - DECEMBER 20: A shopper looks at a sale item in Saks Fifth Avenue December 20, 2007 in New York City. With Christmas five days away, merchants are hoping last-minute shoppers will help them rebound from a slow holiday shopping season. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK - DECEMBER 20: Visitors view the Christmas windows at Saks Fifth Avenue December 20, 2007 in New York City. With Christmas five days away, merchants are hoping last-minute shoppers will help them rebound from a slow holiday shopping season. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK - DECEMBER 20: Shoppers and onlookers view the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree December 20, 2007 in New York City. With Christmas five days away, merchants are hoping last-minute shoppers will help them rebound from a slow holiday shopping season. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK - DECEMBER 20: Shoppers are seen on Madison Avenue December 20, 2007 in New York City. With Christmas five days away, merchants are hoping last-minute shoppers will help them rebound from a slow holiday shopping season. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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