Nov. 19, 2013
, one of the web's oldest and most popular Black Friday sites, has once again posted advance copies of every major retailer's Black Friday sale, providing a wealth of knowledge and information to shoppers as they make their plans for Black Friday.
This year the site has posted advance looks at the
Black Friday ads
from retailers such as Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Toys R Us, Sears and over 70 other national, regional and online retailers.
In the coming days, the site will launch a section of the site dedicated to online Black Friday shopping, providing exclusive tools for those shoppers who wish to do their Black Friday shopping from the comfort of their home. These shopping tools will let visitors know which items they can order online at the sale prices, as well as information on Black Friday sales from online-only retailers.
, the owner of
, explains the allure of the site is in the sheer amount of information available and how the site has grown over the years. "In the past, consumers got their newspaper on
and had a few hours on a busy day to look at the ads. Now thanks to GottaDeal.com, they have weeks to browse the ads, do research, compare prices and form the best strategy possible."
Perhaps the most popular part of the site is the set of
Black Friday message boards
, where thousands of diehard Black Friday shoppers come together each year to discuss the leaked ads, post rumors, make predictions, and more. The message boards are also the home to contests for prizes such as gift card and the coveted limited edition Black Friday t-shirts.
Visitors to the message boards are often surprised to find so many of their fellow consumers who are also crazy about Black Friday shopping. Mr. Olson says that he sees many of the same people on the boards each year. "We have members who have been with us every year since we started. It's almost like a family reunion each fall when the Black Friday boards open and everyone comes back and checks in with each other."