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Black Friday Music Sales

A week from today is Thanksgiving in America. My favorite holiday is Halloween with Thanksgiving a close second. Sure, I'm a strict vegetarian - but I still like to gorge on potatoes, stuffing and cranberries. Always have.

Thanksgiving was always a special holiday when I lived at home. I liked the way my mom prepared our meal - plus we always ate at 1 p.m. so there was ample time to fall asleep, wake up later.. then eat more. Next month, I'll celebrate my sixth wedding anniversary. The day I married Eric, I kissed my old Thanksgiving routine goodbye. That's another story for another day.

The best part of Thanksgiving for me now is actually the day after. I won't lie: I'm cheap, but I do love to troll a mall. I am obsessed with finding items on sale - the cheaper, the better. I horde coupons, scan ads and search for sales over the Internet.

I start looking for Black Friday leaks in August.

True story.

So, one week from today, many of you fellow American Glam fans will be eating turkey and talking with family. I'll be reading sale ads and plotting my 4 a.m. shopping spree.

Here's a secret: I don't actually want anything of substance for the holiday season. I do, however, have a list of CDs I'd like to own but just never bought.

In America, nearly every store has a crazy Black Friday sale. Big ticket items go fast. I plan on making a bee line for the music section of every big box retailer in town. It has already leaked in many places that stores like Best Buy and Circuit City will have new releases and older CD titles for under five bucks! That's right! It's highly possible that I could buy 20 CDs next Friday...and spend less than a hundred bucks on the endeavor. I could outfit my entire gift list this way.

Ah, the possibilities.

This is a great time to backfill a collection. I'll be looking for quite a lot of Alice Cooper and Tesla - and Eric has specifically mentioned many discs he wants for Christmas.

Sadly, I haven't found any box sets listed in the leaked Black Friday ads...yet.

Do you have any music-related Black Friday planned purchases?

Reader Comments (6)

I'd rather pay a few extra bucks and avoid the crazy people that get out that day. That said, I will be going to a baseball card show in the afternoon for Dave Parker's autograph...and sometimes those card shows can be just as frightening as a retail store with a crazy sale.
November 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJT
I usually avoid the holiday rush at the stores on Black Friday but I do shop online and some of the better CD shops have discounts. The problem with Circuit City and Best Buy in my area is that there is no selection, no catalog albums. If you want a generic Alice Cooper greatest hits they will have a few but if you want KILLER or HEY STOOPID then you're out of luck.

It may be worth the trip after the initial rush dies down to get some of the newer albums I never bothered with but I'll bet that there are certain restrictions as to what CDs will actually be on sale.

Heavy Metal Addiction
still cheaper on Amazon
November 20, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterr0ck0n
Save yourself a headache and having to get up at the crack of dawn: shop Amazon 3rd party sellers for physical media. Used CDs are *way* cheap (shipping usually costs more than the CD!), and since most people just rip them into their favorite flavor of audio file, it's not a big deal if the CD has a little wear on it.

Also, a lot of the stuff you are looking for (I've bought and downloaded 2 Tesla CDs this year alone) is available for digital download in 256's on Amazon's site. They're pretty good about new releaes and bamds that were signed to major labels. However, they are not great for old old stuff and they don't do imports at all (which really only affects those of us who like electronica). As someone who doesn't want any more physical crap in her house, tbuying and downloaded online totally works out for me. I rip everything into 256's anyway. Also, it's cheaper than buying a CD, and unless you delete them, it's pretty hard to destroy a digital file!
November 20, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermissy
PS: Sorry for the typo's in my posts lately. I keep writing them when I first get up in the morning and the coffee hasn't kicked in yet! :)
November 20, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermissy
lol had I felt like typing earlier, I would have said exactly what Missy just said.
November 20, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterr0ck0n

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