9 Things You Shouldn’t Buy on Black Friday


target-macysWhile the allure of bargains and group-think make Black Friday deals seem compelling, shoppers should think twice before filling shopping carts to no end. Website dealnews compiled a list of these 10 items that may be lower in price after Black Friday.

1. Toys

While parents may find relief in completing toy-shopping before December, toys may be cheapest in late December. Last year, dealnews found that Bigfoot monster dropped 40 percent and Pillow Pets dropped 52 percent during the third week of December.

2. Top-Brand Screens

While many stores advertise deep discounts on flat-screen TVs on Black Friday, deals for the biggest brand names usually occur after Black Friday, says dealnews.

3. 2012 Calendars

If you still keep a paper wall-calendar or non-digital planner, you may already know that these are discounted significantly after the new year. So if you can wait to stare at next year’s kittens or tropical landscapes, wait until January or February to buy these.

4. Jewelry

“This entire category is flagged ‘do not buy’ for the holiday season,” dealnews’ features editor, Lindsay Sakraida, says. She says that discounts on jewelry are much better when people are not inclined to buy “something special.”

5. The North Face Denali Jacket

Outerwear company The North Face releases new colors for one of its most popular jackets, the Denali style, and prices may fluctuate. The jacket’s lowest prices usually occur during the spring and summer months, though it’s not certain you will find your preferred size and color.

6. Roku 2 XS

Dealnews says the Roku 2 XS media player, on Amazon’s list of best-selling items, has great Friday deals. But last year, the Roku XD model became cheaper in mid to late December by $8 plus with a streaming media credit.

7. Game Console Without a Bundled Item

While gamers may be excited to upgrade their console system, dealnews suggests you at least make sure it is bundled with a video game or accessory. Department or big-box stores seem to have at least one bundled offer. On Black Friday, JCPenney will sell a PlayStation 3 2011 Holiday Bundle, which includes a 160GB entertainment system, Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One PS3 game and Little Big Planet 2 Special Edition PS3 game, for $199.99, originally $219.99.

8. Winter Apparel

While the chilly weather this week, especially in the Northeast and Pacific Northwest, may lure you to coats and jackets, dealnews suggests you wait to use winter coupons on items that will be on sale in January. Like the North Face Denali Jacket, if you are gifted with extreme patience, you could postpone filling your closet until spring. But you risk a more limited selection.

9. Watches

Like jewelry, watches also seem to decrease in price after the holiday season in general. Unless you see a watch you love and need, dealnews editors suggest you wait until the spring and particularly the summer for better deals on watches, when they are not typical holiday or end-of-year gift items.

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  1. 2. Top-Brand Screens

    While many stores advertise deep discounts on flat-screen TVs on Black Friday, deals for the biggest brand names usually occur after Black Friday, says dealnews.

    I”ll keep this one in mind.

  2. If you wait until after the winter to buy your coat and winter apparel, wait until after the snow to buy your boots. Stock up on bathing suits, lawn chairs, outdoor games and pool equipment. Maybe an esrog on clearance, or matza sheovar olov hapesach and borsht, with a cheesecake for dessert. The problem is the stores on Clifton or 13th Avenue aren’t open at midnight or 6 for these vilde metzios and we need to wait until 11 AM on a short Friday.

  3. #10 Watches is not correct – Check out the website Ashford.com for Black Friday they have watches at up to 84% off list. Happy Shopping


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