Long before they were creating special models for Black Friday, retailers like CompUSA and Circuit City were buying up laptops with known design flaws (like a model made with hard drives whose fucked-up firmware seemingly worked fine with FAT32, but would slowly mangle NTFS or EXT2... their excuse was that they never said it would work with anything besides the OS it shipped with (Windows 98, if I recall). Goddamn, I spent literally 3 weeks trying to figure out why Windows 2000 Pro would self-destruct within days every time I installed it on my Dad's new Black Friday laptop. When I found out the real reason, I was beyond livid. And it's a major reason why I now won't touch a Black Friday Sale laptop with a 10-foot dirty tetanus-infested pole, and will never trust the quality of HP's consumer-grade laptops again. I would have been totally fine with their offering the laptop at discounted prices IF they'd boldly disclosed on the box that the laptop was made with a hard drive that had defective firmware that would corrupt NTFS and EXT2... but they didn't. The mother fuckers just hoped that most people wouldn't notice.