I try not to bother too much with local mall sales as they may be decent, but not the best I can get. If I spend a little more time and drive over the border to the United States I can get wicked deals on the same items I'd buy here. The great thing about crossing the border is that sometimes you can find things that aren't carried locally and they may be better than what you wanted in the first place. Border hopping is probably is a must for any Canadian who wants deals before Christmas.
Now as any smart shopper knows, looking online is very important to finding the best deal. Even if you cross the border and find the item on sale for $20, you might find it online for $15 with $2 shipping. The issue with shopping online is that you have to know where to shop. I'm the kind of guy that likes to find a great online store, and stay loyal. On a recent post, Replace DLP TV Bulb or Buy a New TV? I recommended a great electronics company called Northstar AV. I was looking for a good deal on a DLP TV bulb and they were able to give me the lowest price, and an additional 5% off with a coupon code. I was so happy with them, I contacted the Sales Manager and made a deal to provide 5% off to all Ian's Blog readers. That code has since expired but we've decided to bring the deal back for Black Friday. So if you're looking for a great deal on projector and TV lamps between now and Cyber Monday you should click the banner below and use the special Northstar AV coupon code, brought to you by Ian's Blog
I don't know about you, but I'm looking forward to the deals this year. Don't forget to compare prices from one site to another and consider the cost of shipping and the delivery times.