Black Friday roundup: My favorite deals

Psych: I don't have any. Well, OK, I found two. Black Friday 2008 is a bust.

This is the best Black Friday had to offer? Circuit City

Wow, what a colossal disappointment this Black Friday has been. I've spent the better part of the morning looking for eye-popping, never-before-seen, gotta-have-it deals, and you know what I've come up with (besides a sentence ending with a preposition)?

This: Amazon has a 16GB iPod Touch (1st-generation) for $199.99 shipped. Whoop-de-do. I mean, that's pretty good, but I just couldn't muster much excitement for anything else. There's Guitar Hero: Aerosmith Edition for $59.99 (Xbox 360 or Wii). Yeah, OK, not bad. But everything else? Meh.

Now, if you were crazy enough to pitch a tent at Wal-Mart at 10 o'clock last night, maybe you snagged a Memorex Blu-ray player for $129--far and away the best deal this Black Friday had to offer. The thing is, I think margins are so razor-thin already, and so many e-tailers offer so many bargains year-round, the best the retail stores could do was match their online counterparts.

What do you think? Did you score a fantastic deal today? Or did you find Black Friday '08 as disappointing as I did? Either way, hit the comments and share your thoughts.


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