CHICAGO (CBS) - Even if you didn’t hop out of bed before dawn and get in line, it’s not too late to find some great Black Friday deals.
As CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports, all the stores had Black Friday ads that listed plenty of great deals. Some of the stores have doorbusters that will continue as late as noon or 1 p.m., but unfortunately, the best bargains and the biggest doorbusters ended in the early morning.
At Best Buy, there were three different laptops on sale, all of them 40 to 50 percent off their regular prices. They were sold out of at the Best Buy at 2650 N. Clark St. within 15 minutes.
Also gone by late morning were the long lines that snaked around the store. While some shoppers were disappointed they missed out on the incredible doorbusters, others were satisfied with the deals they were finding.
“I took the advantage of sleeping in on my day off, so I thought maybe I’d try it, but obviously, no luck,” one man said. “I’m a little disappointed, but maybe I’ll find a good deal somewhere else.”
But some other customers were thrilled with the savings they found.
“I’m so excited actually, because I saved about $129,” one woman said.
“We got SD cards. They’re 8-gig for $14.99,” another woman said, noting that the cards usually cost $28.99.
But just because you missed the doorbusters doesn’t mean it’s too late.
“Actually, Cyber Monday is going to be a huge one for us, but we have a lot of great deals coming up,” said store manager Tait Jorgensen.
Cyber Monday is this coming Monday, and is the next best day for doorbuster-like deals. But some stores are also offering doorbusters Saturday and Sunday morning, if you’re willing to get up before dawn.
Marie Williams is among the many who let the best black Friday deals slip by. She longed for some of the hot electronic, but didn’t want to stand in a long line.
“I was eating my turkey,” said Williams.
And by the time she finished her turkey, the hottest electronics and other deep discounts were gone, snatched up by the early birds who stormed the doors.
But Williams, like other shoppers who missed the door busters still managed to snag some good deals.
“I got a new PSP for myself,” said Carmen Marruemda. “It cost me like 30 dollars cheaper.”
“I saved $120 dollars on the TV,” said Julie Troob.
“$6.99 for CD’s that are usually $12.99. That’s not bad,” said Paige Smith.
It was easy to bag some bargains today. Retailers offered hundreds of Black Friday deals, and it’s not too late to shop.
“Ninety-five percent of Black Friday pricing is also available online. People forget that,” said Brad Wilson, founder of bradsdeals.com.
Same sales online today. While the stores are still open, and long after they close, and there’s a bonus.
“You’re more likely to get them online in some cases than in stores because the stores may only have five where the whole region might have 5,000,” said Wilson.
But if you still miss out that that “must have” gift today, when’s the next time to find the best deals? Cyber Monday.
“Everything from brick and mortar stores like target to overstock they will be doing their most aggressive discounting of the holiday season on Monday,” said Wilson.
So make sure you’re in front on your computer at 12:01 a.m. Monday morning.