I only ever buy things I want, never search for tge sake of finding a bargain - and it’s not a bargain if you don’t use it! (Unless something that appreciates.)
I have never yet been inspired by BF - while one of my sons tells me that from things he’s seen places like Amazon inflate their prices in the weeks before and just discount to normal prices. No idea if true, but if it is then BF is purely negative.
Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop (1 year license) normally £119, now only £69 - a very good deal!
I usually use Camelcamelcamel price tracker for things I’m interested in and receive an auto email when price drops to that level.
Don’t usually buy things from Amazon that I can buy in high street (I buy my CDs and Blu-rays from HMV), however software purchases are an exception. Waiting for Norton anti virus software to drop over the coming week…
I’ve noticed in recent years that certain products are little cheaper than their normal discounted prices, ocassionally you stumble on actual bargains such as the 20TB drives I mention above, which I will use when I have time but chances are they’ll be cheaper then anyway!
I think there ought to be legislation to the effect that online retailers have to show their most recent prices prior to BF otherwise what looks like an utter bargain may just be slightly cheaper than normal rather than RRP (does that still exist???).
I’ve been keeping an eye out for some Philips Hue bulbs - there are a few deals but mostly bundled with some Alexa rubbish (which will never enter this house). Bargain on the Harmony Elite universal remote for £115. This is a brilliant bit of kit and has certainly kept domestic harmony in this house for the last few years. If you want to get rid of a load of remote controls then this is a rather neat solution.
The Hue bulbs were a pretty good deal compared to prices elsewhere - I set several up, but as I’d paid full price for a few last summer I got some extra ones which will be used in due course around the house.
I have many many smaller capacity hard drives and intended to amalgamate/declutter onto a very large one - I’d keep the smaller ones as I wouldn’t want all eggs in one basket, but as I need to sort a lot of stuff and delete stuff too it’s a project I’ve put on the back burner due to a very hectic 12 months or so - there was a very significant price saving and I was also contemplating using them in a new NAS (which I didn’t buy) as they’d have been cheaper than bare drives.
I’d planned to give the mother-in-law a video enabled Alexa device - I’d completely forgotten she didn’t have broadband! The other was a bundled Echo dot with some lights - it was only a couple of quid more than the light on offer alone, bit of a freebie really as with current offers.