Laptop Loss Leader

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Today is Commerce Day, which is celebrated on the Friday following Thanksgiving Thursday. The day was instituted to satisfy pent-up demand that accumulated over the mid-week consumer diversion to Sam’s Club (for food-stuffs), away from Wal-Mart (for all other-stuffs).

So Charmaine pulls up Drudge and relates how AP reports:

At a Best Buy Co. Inc. store at CambridgeSide Galleria, in Cambridge, Mass., the line of about 400 shoppers snaked through the indoor mall for the 5 a.m. store opening, a scene that was played out across the country.

Que-ed consumers were:

…enticed by deals such as a Toshiba Corp. laptop computer, with a 15-inch screen, that was $379.99

Sales ends at noon. We’re outta here.

Happy Commerce Day to you and yours!

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Thank you (foot)notes:

Charmaine working Reasoned Audacity.

Revenue Magazine has Shop ‘Til You Drop.

Challies has Black Friday.

Basil’s Blog has dessert.

The Big Picture has Mixed Confidence (and big spending today).

Don Suber After Hours (new name as line extension) has Tide Lifting and is working today.

Stop the ACLU has Thankful List from Real Teen.

Grow a Brain has Thanksgiving Everybody and good time management advice.

Sister Toldjah has Thanksgiving — check out sale items from her commenters. Wal-Mart always has deals.

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