Every year people come to this forum and say "what happened to the deals they used to be so good" - this is the first year I decided to join the bandwagon. The deals have not been tempting me, which I guess is good for my wallet.
I have to agree, not one item has lured me into purchasing it. They seem to be the average run of the mill today's (lightning deals) specials. Very disappointing to the point I don't even bother checking them anymore.
I found good deals in toys and purchased quite a few for the Salvation Army and 2 birthday gifts for February and April. I bought a Kindle for my fil and an air popcorn maker. In past years I got some incredible deals on a variety of items. I think I am just not in the mood and feeling we have to tighten our purse strings for the coming years.
"Sales" on off brands made in bangladesh that nobody wants. Even the dvds/blurays have been terrible this year. They're just offering/offloading a lot of defective products since black friday. Everytime I've bothered to read some of the reviews on the Lighting Deals, they're mostly bad reviews warning others to avoid...hidden under the first couple gleaming reviews that looked like they were made by fake accounts.
The deals have not been as good. The video game and toys day were jokes. I find myself buying a lot more at Target and Toys R Us this year. In past years, when TRU would run there video game sales like the buy one get one 1/2 off that they are running right now, I'd go to Amazon and they would be matching - but not this year. And a lot less of things like DSs in the lightning deals and the same stuff being run over and over. I have bought here but not nearly as much as the last few years.