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Black Friday Deals on Amazon

_DSC9758The weather has been gloomy lately, with all the heavy showers and thunderstorms. But you know what? It’s Thanksgiving over in the United States tomorrow, and what does that mean? Yes. Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping. In fact, the deals have already started, and even for some time too with some retailers.

There are far, far too many deals on the Internet. It’ll be just impossible for me to even begin to mention them. In fact, just on Amazon alone, there are going to be so many that I can’t possibly list all.

Instead, what I want to do is to mention a few resources, and point out some deals that are personally enticing to me. SITEX 2014 happens tomorrow (till Sunday), and you may, or may not, find better deals. There’s no harm to check out your shopping options online, since, well, it’s easy and convenient.

First off, there is this great web resource camelcamelcamel. It’s a great tool for setting price alerts on Amazon product prices. You should know the Amazon products selling prices do vary over time. It gets tiring to follow up on all the price changes. Camelcamelcamel not only let’s you set price alerts on products, but also shows you the price history, so that you can determine if it’s the right time to buy something.

You can also browse Popular Products on Camelcamelcamel, to see hot products with price drops, and in particular look out for those labelled “Best Price”, which indicates it’s the lowest yet seen on Amazon. There are too many products to go through, so you can also set the filter to specific categories of products to focus your browsing.

Amazon has a number of “deals” pages, like the Gold Box deals, for example. This season, there’ll be the Black Friday and Cyber Monday ones too.

Now, here are some great stuff that have caught my attention.

Remember that items that are sold by Amazon themselves (as opposed to a 3rd party) may qualify for free shipping to Singapore under the AmazonGlobal Saver program. You will need US$125 of qualifying products to actually ship free-of-charge, and the shipping may take two to three weeks to deliver. If you buy right now, you may just make it in time for Christmas.

Happy shopping.

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