I hope those of you in the United States had a great Thanksgiving yesterday. We had a doubleheader. In the morning we hosted some fellow New England Patriots fans and had a good Thanksgiving breakfast. That’s what you do when you live in California and the football game starts at 9:30. In the evening, my wife and I went to The Digerati Life‘s house which was an amazing time. With the 20 people or so there, I’d have to say it was the best case of organized chaos (pardon the oxymoron) I’ve seen. Fantastic!
I talked with my mother yesterday and she was wondering if I was going out for any of the Black Friday deals. Ten years we both would go out together and get just about everything we wanted. Since then, Black Friday has grown more popular and we haven’t been able to get the deals that we want. We both agreed that we aren’t going to be bothered with getting in line at 4AM (or earlier) this year.
However, at noon (ET)/9AM (PT) Amazon is putting the Kindle 2 (3G version) on sale for $89. (That’s why you act quickly if you are reading this… it will sell out) When I reviewed the Kindle, 2.5 years ago, I said:
“Buy or Don’t Buy – I’m going with don’t buy at this point… The price of $350+ and the lure of potential subscription add-ons just doesn’t seem the right value for me. If you’ve got a lot of disposable income, I can see some value in this, but I don’t think it’s really something that middle class will adopt until it hits $99 price point. The potential is definitely there for this to be big in the next five years, so keep it on the radar.”
Well the value is there for me… and in half the time I predicted. So I’ve hinted strongly to Mrs. Lazy Man that it could be a nice Christmas gift.
If you miss out on that deal, I got a couple of lesser ones for you. First, check into Amazon’s Lightnight Deals often for the rest of holiday season. Last year, I saved a a few coins by doing some Christmas shopping there.
Lastly, while on the topic of Amazon, I’d like to recommend you give a look at their albums for $5. I don’t think you can go wrong with such titles like, The Very Best Of Prince, James Taylor At Christmas, Closer: The Best Of Sarah McLachlan, Christina Aguilera’s Keeps Gettin’ Better: A Decade Of Hits…
… however, I’d like to call your attention to two of the true must-own albums of all time: Steve Miller Band’s Greatest Hits: 1974-1978 and Radiohead’s The Bends. Go ahead and take the money and run, just don’t leave me high, don’t leave me dry.