Black Friday: What’s the Deal(s)?

Each year, hundreds of stores “leak” (feed news outlets) Black Friday deals. 2015 was no different, with places like Walmart, Target, Amazon and Best Buy leaking their best doorbusters up to 30 days early. The very smart and clever group of users at the Slickdeal Forums compiled a search friendly dataset of several thousands of these deals, which I’ve thrown into Tableau.

Personally, I am in the market for TV’s and Gaming Consoles. The best deal by far is the Toshiba 49″ from Best Buy, but if you are looking for a 4K TV, you can’t go wrong with the 60″ Sharp from Amazon. Have fun this Black Friday, and Happy Holidays!

Please click on the image below to interact with this visualization.

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Tools Used:
– Excel to store data
– Tableau to visualize

Eric

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