Xavier of Notebooks.com has collected 15 great tips for those bargain-hunting notebook / netbook buyers. Definitely some good advice that folks should check out before heading out.
12) DON’T OPEN THE BOX
It can be very tempting to tear open the box as soon as you bring any new gadget home. I’d suggest taking a deep breath and backing away from the box before opening it, but new deals will be announced for Cyber Monday and throughout he holiday season. By not opening it until you’re absolutely sure you’re going to keep it you can avoid restocking fees. Best Buy and many other retailers charge a 15% restocking fee for open merchandise. If you’re giving a Black Friday notebook as a gift FORCE your kid (or whoever you’re giving it to) to carefully read the specs on the side of the box and to go online and make sure it’s what they wanted before opening it.