See what deals shoppers were looking for at N.Y. Best Buy Video
See what deals shoppers were looking for at N.Y. Best Buy Video Transcript
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>> Black Friday every year kicks off the holiday selling season for us. It is the most important day of the year for Best Buy. The line is literally all around the block. I couldn't even tell you how many people that is.
>> My friends brought me the Thanksgiving food and I just ate out here.
>> People are broke like us so that's why we're here to get the deals. I'm getting a laptop hopefully and a hard drive for a friend and a digital camera.
>> I'm getting a plasma for my boss; he gave me his card; but he's buying me a digital camera so that's okay.
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>> I wanted the smallest lap; it's only bio but it was sold out. It was a personal sellout. The third one I didn't fine but I've been looking for that for a while. ^M00:01:02 [ Music ] ^M00:01:09
>> Well I'm getting the Toshiba Laptop; I think it's 229 so I'm saving about 650 dollars.
>> Really the Black Friday preparation actually starts tomorrow for next year. I mean literally every year we learn new things about Black Friday and we're taking those learning's and incorporating them into the next year's plan. So literally we start planning right away. ^M00:01:31 [ Music ] ^M00:01:38
Shoppers around the nation set their alarms extra early to welcome Black Friday, the traditional start to the holiday shopping season. At electronic superstores like Circuit City, $299 laptops were among the first big items to sell out. As CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi found out, people didn't seem to mind waiting in hour-long lines to buy fancy TVs if it meant cashing in on super savings.
Do you wish you had an expert at your beck and call when shopping for tech gifts? Now you do. From November 23 through December 23, we take your calls, answer your questions, and find you amazing deals on gifts. Our CNET TV staff brings in expert CNET reviewers and insiders from the Net's biggest retailers to make you an expert holiday shopper. E-mail your holiday questions to email@example.com or call toll free 888-600-2638 during the show to have them answered by the pros.
CNET is there as doors open for deal-seeking shoppers; some cut short Thanksgiving to wait in line.
My God, My God have you just left me? Behind the Music: For me this album came at a very difficult time in my life. A time where I was forced to face my failures. This was a time where my breaths were shallow and each morning my dreams would end to stare cold hard reality in the face. This was a time where I needed God and the raw, eternal hope in his promises found in the words he has spoken through mortals. I turned to the Psalms and found David venting his own times of being caught between a rock and hard place, expressing his fear, his doubt, his hope in God and his promises amidst the struggles of his life. Then I ran across Psalm 22, a vivid prophetic scriptural account of Christ when he is hanging on the cross. A moment in eternity where I feel Christ most relates to my own humanity... and when God turned his face away. A place where I find myself feeling like I've fallen out of fellowship with Jesus. For me this recording chronicles the struggle, the doubt, the scratching and stretching for hope, for truth, for salvation. Welcome to my side of the journey we call Village Thrift. Lyrics:: My God, My God have you just left me? Why are you so far, so far from helping me? My God, I cry I Cry in the daytime, but do you hear? And in the night, I am not silent, but do you hear? I?ll cry out to you, but will you deliver? If I trusted you, would you take care of me? Would you care for me? My God, my God why have you left me? Why are you so far, so far from helping me? My God, I cry, I cry in the daytime, but do you hear? I?ll cry out to you, but will you deliver? If I trusted you, would you take care of me? I?ll cry out to you, but will you deliver? If I trusted you, would you take care of me? Would you care for me? Take care of me Take care of me Take care of me
Summer vacation is the best excuse to go camera shopping.
The annual battle of nerves between shoppers and retailers is about to get under way, with the start of the holiday shopping season. With all those tech toys--and there are a lot of cool, new items--what's the plan? Buy now or wait it out? Join Charlie Cooper, Erica Ogg, Michael Kanellos and Tom Krazit on the CNET News.com Reporter's Roundtable to find out.
With excellent performance showing either 2D or 3D material, the LG PX950 series stands among the best plasma TVs this year.
During CNET's 2005 Holiday Helpdesk, Matthew from Maryland was in the market for a new television and pondered which would be best: DLP, LCD, or plasma.
"There?s a fine line between stick-to-it-tiveness and self-delusion," quips Sunday?s Best drummer/producer Tom Ackerman, "and right now I think we?re happily confused as to where we stand." Seated next to lead singer/guitarist Ed Reyes, who smiles, Ackerman continues in the tone usually reserved for the telling of embarrassing childhood anecdotes, "we have endured a seriously tough winter: a horrible fall tour, the departure of a founding member and primary songwriter, the changing of booking agents, the quitting of our manager/lawyer, as well as my personal troubles of divorce and rehab. Most bands probably would have quit." A great deal of "Behind the Music" style antics have transpired in the last nine months for the Los Angeles-based quartet, despite their somewhat typical beginnings. Sunday?s Best formed in 1997 when Reyes met guitarist (and then drummer) Ian Moreno while working at KXLU, Los Angeles? seminal college radio station. Sunday?s Best first signed with crank! records and released the Where You Are Now EP, and hit the road. Then they signed to Polyvinyl Records and released their first full length, Poised to Break, in October of 2000. After a great run at college radio and some key high profile shows in New York, the band limped home from their 6 week Fall tour and then seemed to implode. Shortly after arriving home from tour, the booking agent and the band parted ways, the manager stopped calling, and Ackerman checked into rehab and his wife filed for divorce. To top everything off, before Ackerman could complete his rehab stay, Pedro Benito, a primary songwriter and founding member, resigned. The days ahead seemed pretty dark. "I thought I was going to be arrested any minute for forging prescriptions," explained Ackerman, "between that and the dissolve of my five year relationship/marriage, band matters seemed relatively distant in my overall perspective." And yet, in the months that followed, when things seemed the bleakest, the true character of the band was revealed. Reyes took over the business aspects of the band and switched to guitar, James Tweedy was added to play bass, and the band got back to doing what all good bands do: writing music. And with the help of a new booking agent Mike Kelly, the band has been playing West Coast dates since late February (with Dashboard Confessional, the Weakerthans, Cursive, the Juliana Theory). The band is about halfway through writing songs for the follow-up to Poised to Break, and has plans to record in the winter and tour in the fall. Reyes caps off the interview with his own thoughts of the bands resolve, "we just kind of stripped everything down and started having fun again. It?s not really all that epic if you consider we just did what friends usually do when the shit hits the fan: we stuck together.
During CNET's 2005 Holiday Helpdesk, Rob from New York was looking to get the best value for a PDA smart phone.