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    Did you buy anything on Black Friday / Cyber Monday?

    In previous years this was of course a QOTW post, but as HEXUS has ceased publishing I decided to do so myself as I'm sure the answers can still be interesting.

    For me, I got a couple of t-shirts on a discount and renewed my Internet Security software for another 3 years.

    The latter however was because it was the end day that it happened to fall on (and thus the last day to take advantage of the renewal discount), due to it originally being bought on a Cyber Monday discount.

    I did consider letting it expire and getting it cheaper on a Cyber Monday discount again, but I suspected they may not even do the discount this year (as there clearly wasn't a Black Friday one), which seems to indeed be correct after checking today.

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    Re: Did you buy anything on Black Friday / Cyber Monday?

    Yeah we found a camera lens I'd half wondered about so asked mrsik9000 if she could get me one for Christmas. Wasn't going to get black Friday stuff but it was a decent saving, almost like rolling back RRP to use original launch price from 2019

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    Re: Did you buy anything on Black Friday / Cyber Monday?

    Nope, nothing, with prices how they are on many things at the mo, what was a Black Friday deal would have been normal pricing a year ago...

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    Re: Did you buy anything on Black Friday / Cyber Monday?

    I really pushed the tech out this year and bought..

    a bunch of scented candles and a car headlight bulb

    I know, just watch those FAANG stocks rise

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    Re: Did you buy anything on Black Friday / Cyber Monday?

    Almost got Google Chromecast but realised we don't really have any 4k content (and do have the PS5 if we do upgrade Netflix).

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    Re: Did you buy anything on Black Friday / Cyber Monday?

    I didn't buy anything... but I know the wife bought my Christmas present, as she was moaning about having still not remembered to set up her account with her MoD discount, as it would have gotten her an extra 20% on top of the BF price reduction!
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    Re: Did you buy anything on Black Friday / Cyber Monday?

    I didn't buy anything this year. Couldn't really find anything and some of the items had been cheaper in the past so gave it a miss
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    Re: Did you buy anything on Black Friday / Cyber Monday?

    Scrap that, I forgot I need a new PSU for the wife's computer! *Scurries off to shop*

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    Re: Did you buy anything on Black Friday / Cyber Monday?

    Quote Originally Posted by [GSV]Trig View Post
    Nope, nothing, with prices how they are on many things at the mo, what was a Black Friday deal would have been normal pricing a year ago...
    Quote Originally Posted by Jonj1611 View Post
    I didn't buy anything this year. Couldn't really find anything and some of the items had been cheaper in the past so gave it a miss
    Yes, this year's sales certainly don't seem to have much of an impact as far as I can tell, even when you take into account that they can be hit and miss in normal times.

    Not very surprising though, given all the issues with shipping, drivers, chip shortages, and scalpers in some categories on top of that, along with the continuing effects of the pandemic.

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbouk View Post
    Scrap that, I forgot I need a new PSU for the wife's computer! *Scurries off to shop*
    Here's hoping there will actually be a discount available on the PSU you choose then. As of course, the best purchases on sales days are always those you needed to get anyway.
    Last edited by Output; 29-11-2021 at 12:51 PM. Reason: Re-wording.

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    Re: Did you buy anything on Black Friday / Cyber Monday?

    On Friday or Monday, no and not yet, respectively.

    In the lead up to BF, i.e. in the marketing hype, a 55" LG C1 OLED TV.

    On Saturday, (so not Fri or Mon but at so-called BF deal prices), a Sage Oracle coffee machine. I have umm'd and ahh'd about this, changing my mind so often it was making me dizzy, but it finally briefly got listed at what I can only describe as an "If I'm going to, it's now or never" price.

    On Friday, a Niche Zero grinder, but it's scheduled for Jan delivery.

    Actually on Friday, a few other coffee bits including a book, but more or less at normal prices. I think I saved about £5 there.

    And, depending on stock, I just might indulge in a Canon R6 mirrorless DSLR today or tomorrow (while offer lasts). Not sure yet. And an adapter to let me use my existing lenses.

    Oh, and thinking about an R9 5900X and Asus X570 Gaming E Wifi2 motherboad, but I've been a bit, erm .... busy.

    Apart from that ....
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    Re: Did you buy anything on Black Friday / Cyber Monday?

    Oh wait .... a Manfrotto tabletop mini-tripod and their "Pro" smartphone holder too. Forgot about them.
    A lesson learned from PeterB about dignity in adversity, so Peter, In Memorium, "Onwards and Upwards".

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    Re: Did you buy anything on Black Friday / Cyber Monday?

    4 pints of milk, a loaf of bread and a bunch of bananas.

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    Re: Did you buy anything on Black Friday / Cyber Monday?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen999 View Post
    Oh wait .... a Manfrotto tabletop mini-tripod and their "Pro" smartphone holder too. Forgot about them.
    Is that the little Joby folding pocket-sized one, or the larger version?
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    Re: Did you buy anything on Black Friday / Cyber Monday?

    Bits and pieces that I was going to anyway (books, some packaging materials, few ebay odds), but juggling so many Black Friday percentages/multibuy/Nectar point/Paypal prize draw entries/cashback permutations it's arguable if you'd be better off with a quiet sit down & a coffee and forget saving the few quid.

    Actually I do want a new phone out of anything, tech wise, but cba with the research & the 'nearly but fatal flaw & back to square one' of it all.
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    Re: Did you buy anything on Black Friday / Cyber Monday?

    Some shoe laces? (Not kidding - saved £1.50!)

    Was holding out for some upgrades to my 3d printer but nothing dropped. Real nothing event this year IMO.
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