Where has the time gone? Who has been putting money together all year for purchasing on Black Friday or Cyber Monday? Many companies make it a mission to get the leaked ads for all the business giants. Some advertisements were distributed before the end of October. Creating excitement for what seems to be a substandard shopping time, the intended end product.The biggest ticket items, is always in tech. From gaming platforms, to Digital Cameras, huge Plasma Televisions, to inexpensively priced Desktop CPUs and Laptops. Those retailers are hoping for long lines of customers in front of the stores, ready to use their cash.What is somewhat fresh for this period of year however, is being described as, Cyber Monday. The world wide web business giants want their piece of the equation. In the last couple years though, it was more propaganda than discounts. The intensity was just not justified.Looking over this years picks, one is not positive the buyers have reacted to the buyers correctly. When most are stretching the dollar, the focus for many will pertain to everyday needs. At least it should be the focal point. Shoes and socks, Jeans, Hoodies, T-shirts, unmentionables and toiletries, will be welcomed from Mom and Dad. Our elderly may more enjoy a paid subscription to the regional newspaper, over that Digital Photo Frame.As you are going out the door very early on Black Friday, keep these tips and your expenses in mind. One has a difficult time holding off the prices and excitement that generates, this period of year. Skills of all the great deals will be repeated several times over.