GottaDeal.com Opens Web's Largest Black Friday Site for 2008 Holiday Shopping Season

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The web's largest and most active Black Friday site, Black Friday @ GottaDeal.com, is now open for 2008. The site is expecting the first Black Friday ads to begin to be leaked and posted on the site as early as this week. Site features include very active community message boards, shopping list tool, background information and a mailing list to get notified of new ads being posted.

GottaDeal.com, one of the largest and most popular online deal sites has opened their infamous Black Friday site for the 2008 shopping list. The site, which has been covering Black Friday since 2003, is unanimously considered one of the top sources for advance news on Black Friday including copies of the actual ads posted weeks in advance.

The site features many great tools to help consumers plan their Black Friday and general holiday shopping strategy, especially in these tough economic times where families and individuals are looking to stretch their dollars. The major parts of the site are:

Black Friday Sale Ad Listings: The site will list all the sale items that retailers will be advertising in their Black Friday sale ads. Items are placed in a database for advanced manipulation. Consumers can browse by store, product category, and can even search for a specific item using keywords. Visitors can also filter out items that involve mail-in rebates, or items that are only available for a few hours (the so-called "early bird" items). Many different sorting options are also available. Items available online are linked, and individual photos of each ad item are available for most stores.

Black Friday Message Board: Part of the GottaDeal.com Forums, this message board is extremely popular and is dedicated to discussion of Black Friday. Consumers discuss this year's sale ads, past Black Friday experiences and much more. Tips for getting the best deals are also shared on this very active message board. This is the largest and most active Black Friday discussion board online with over 160,000 members and growing.

My Shopping List: This feature allows consumers to create and maintain a personalized list of items they would like to purchase. As new ads become available, these lists can be updated to reflect new items that will be available. Once the list is complete, consumers may print the list out to take with them on Black Friday as a way to remember which items are available at each store they plan to visit. New this year, visitors can share their shopping lists with friends & family as well.

New Ad E-Mail Notifications: This popular feature allows consumers to be notified via e-mail every time a new store's ad is posted to the site. Consumers enter an e-mail address on the signup page and are instantly notified of site updates. The messages contain links for unsubscribing should they no longer wish to receive updates. It's the easiest way to know when new ads have been posted.

Latest Black Friday News: This section contains the latest news about the site and Black Friday in general. At a glance, consumers can see the latest ads to be added to the site, as well as any new features available, new contests and giveaways and much more. Information about new media appearances is also mentioned in this section.

History of Black Friday & FAQ: The site contains a thorough history of Black Friday, including where the term came from as well as information of the site and tips for making the most of their shopping on Black Friday itself. It also contains a list of the most frequently asked questions of our visitors.

GottaDeal.com Hot Deals: In addition to the Black Friday information, the site also contains the latest deals posted at our primary site, GottaDeal.com where we post 20-30 new deals every single day of the year. These deals are usually for items priced below retail and in many cases, the deals posted on GottaDeal.com are equivalent and often better than the deals available on Black Friday.

For more information, visit the Black Friday @ GottaDeal.com web site here: blackfriday.gottadeal.com

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