Black Friday Loot

It’s been a hell of a week for me. Work felt like work, and home didn’t feel like home. So, I hadn’t had the chance to peek into this corner of my blogosphere and finish some of my drafts. Even stolen moments were spent on running to and from the grocery store and get essential ingredients for our Thanksgiving dinner. In the end, however, it all turned out really well. Because I stuffed my face with half a turkey Thursday night and saved a bunch of cash on Black Friday (or The Day After Thanksgiving sale).

This year’s Black Friday, I decided to skip the big box stores and stayed home instead. I read from a lot of websites that Amazon.com beat the big box stores (Walmart, Best Buy, Target, etc.) with their deals last year. They were right. Amazon matched all of their prices, especially in video game deals. In addition, I’m also shopping at the comfort of my own house. No need to line in to get a coffee or food anymore. So, while people were shoving each other at Toy’s R’ Us, I was in my pajamas finishing my “Best of the Noughties (2000-2009): Games” draft (which I’ll probably post tomorrow) while waiting for Amazon’s lightning deals.

Anyways, here are some of the stuff that I got.

God of War Collection – $10 (saved $20)
Demon’s Souls – $14 (saved $16)
Metal Gear Solid 4 – $10 (saved $10)
Infamous – $10 (saved $20)
Red Dead Redemption (PS3)- $30 (saved $20)

I saved more than seventy dollars right there. Although it would’ve been sweeter if I got that 2nd gen Kindle for $90. But that deal sold out the second they put it up. Apparently, thousands of people were waiting for it and they only had 500 in stock. The same with that gold-plated Invicta watch and Nintendo DS Lite they sold for $90. I would’ve wanted it for my dad (watch) and sister (DS Lite). But I blinked and was a second to late clicking the “Add to Cart” button and they sold out. Nonetheless, I’m still pretty happy with what I got: 5 games to entertain me all winter long.

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The Last 300

A couple months ago, I laid down a budget for my Holiday splurging and a list of items that would prevent me from buying things impulsively. While I didn’t really follow that list to the letter, I still intend to stay on course with my $300 holiday budget. So, with all that shopping done in two days. Where does my budget sit right now? Let’s find out.

  1. Netgear Ethernet Adapter – $128
  2. Fallout: New Vegas – $50
  3. God of War Collection – $10
  4. Demon’s Souls – $14
  5. Metal Gear Solid 4 – $10
  6. Infamous – $10
  7. Red Dead Redemption – $30

I’ve already spent $252. So I have less than $50 left. I guess that goes to the books, which should be enough.

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