Happy Friday! Before I start on this week's topic, I want to let you know that there will be no CNET Community newsletter delivery next week because of the Thanksgiving holiday. Whether you celebrate this holiday, to me, this time of year means to be grateful for all the wonderful people around me, which includes you--our community members. Week after week, you find the time to read, contribute, and assist others whom you may not know. You help with many issues, and that means a lot. So, to the members of the CNET community and our incredible group of dedicated forum moderators, I thank you all for your patronage, your loyalty, and your willingness to help one another. You are appreciated! Now let's see if we can answer Roger's question--he wants to know if there really is a best time to buy consumer electronics during this economy and time of year.
Well, after reading through all of our members' answers, there really are no wrong or right answers, just a lot of great advice, recommendations, opinions, and personal ways on how our members go about finding their bargains. Some folks recommend Black Friday (day after Thanksgiving), or Cyber Monday (first Monday following Thanksgiving), some say it is after the holidays when you can find all the great deals. All in all, I enjoyed reading all of your answers, but the bottom line is that it's your decision, Roger. And the only advice I can offer is nothing new when it comes to buying consumer electronics, if you buy it at a great price or land a killer deal on it, just don't look back, because prices will always be better the next time around. So buy it with no regrets and enjoy it! I have selected a few great answers from our members in the Q&A section to kick off this discussion. So pull up a comfy chair and some hot chocolate, and read all the answers from your fellow members and share your own advice. This holiday season is going to be a tough one. So let's band together and share our tips and buying advice to find the great deals. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving from all of us here at CNET.
In our poor economical state, when do you think is the best time to buy consumer electronics?
Now that it appears our country is in a recession, I would be
interested in knowing, from your economically astute
audience, what the opinion is about when is the best time
from now through January 31, 2009, to get a great deal on
flat-screen TVs, computers, and other technical gadgets. With
anticipation that many e-commerce manufacturers will not be
able to unload the over-production of the mentioned items
through retail outlets, I suspect there will be great deals
to be had without having to pitch a tent the night before at
a local retailer. When do you think is the right time to buy?
In addition, do you have any buying advice tips or strategies
you can share with all of us? Thanks!
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