Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Getting the Christmas Deals
This article from DealNews gives some data to support this thesis, and I'd truly recommend waiting until just before Christmas to get the really good stuff. I think the best deal I've gotten was a 32-piece wooden train set that works with the Thomas The Train cars. Got it for $9.99, including shipping, from Graveyard Mall, one of those closeout Internet sites that occasionally has some great deals.
I believe we ordered it right around a week and a half before Christmas, but it came in plenty of time, and it's been a hit for quite a while.
It's worth waiting for those deals, and starting about November 1, I'll be monitoring the deal sites (slickdeals.net, dealnews.com, etc.) for the truly good deals. One word of caution, you'll need to plan on moving fast when you see a deal. They often sell out quickly, so be ready to buy when the deal comes along.
Happy gift hunting, Grandparents!