The best things in life are not free. Nope, the best things in life save you money. Therein lies the appeal of Mobile Simplicity’s BlackFriday Steals discount shopping app.
It’s a straightforward app: No fussing needed. Pop open the app, and the first thing you’ll see is a list of vendors.Tap the vendor you want, and you’ll get a list of all its Black Friday deals. If you prefer, tap the Search icon and seek whatever your heart desires.
Because I like anything with buttons on it, I figured I’d check in at Best Buy and see what I could buy myself for being such a good boy. Hey, that sweet Mitsubishi 60” HDTV will be selling for $999.99 on Friday. Looks good to me, I think, but being the frugal guy I am, I decide to check around to see if I could do better.
Off I went to BestBuy.com and found the flat-panel at $1299.99. Instead of Weepy Wednesday, which it would have been if I had dropped three C notes more than I had to, I’ll nab it on Black Friday, assuming my wife lets me (she won’t but I’m a man with a dream). What’s more, I couldn’t find the same model selling anywhere online for anything close to that price.
To make sure it wasn’t a fluke, I tried shopping at several other vendors and came up with healthy discounts on nearly everything I looked at. For example, Staples sells the iPod Nano, 8GB for $199.99, which is nothing special, but if I wait until Black Friday, I can get a free seven-piece accessory bundle thrown at the same price.
After I exhausted the search bar finding pretty, button-encrusted things, I compiled a list of some of my favorites to bring with me so I can slip into each store quickly and quietly — commando style — on Friday.
If I wanted, I could use BlackFriday Steals to email my friends about the deals I found, but there’s no point in my doing that. I want to be able to brag about how much smarter I am than they are. When I blow dough, I let everyone know, because that’s how I roll.
The app contains deals at about 40 stores, all of them familiar names. No “Joe Sloppy’s Seconds” stores here, thank you. Mobile Simplicity says it adds stores and deals daily.
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