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Examining if Black Friday is still worth it

Black Friday will soon be upon us. Yes, that special time of year we all lose our minds trying to get the best deals possible. As the consumer holiday approaches, it’s worth further examination. Specifically: Is Black Friday all it’s cracked up to be? Let’s take a look.

The Stretch

Black Friday is no longer a single-day event. It has been stretched to span across November, with many retailers already tempting you with their “Black Friday” deals. Then, of course, Black Friday bleeds into Cyber Monday.

The Deals

Friday is still king. As USA Today reports, many experts still say that the best deals are found on Black Friday. There are discounts throughout the month, but the deepest cuts are usually found on that day.

The Goods

What items are worth buying on Black Friday? Mostly, electronics. There are also usually good deals on small appliances, smart home tech, video games, and home goods.

The Smarts

While there are lots of good deals on Black Friday, it pays to be smart. To prevent you from making impulse buys, here are a few tips:

  • Create a plan before shopping.
  • Make a list of things you want/need
  • Set a budget for your list.
  • Pay attention to pricing, as not all deals are worthwhile.
  • Don’t forget about Cyber Monday, sometimes you’ll find better deals than Black Friday.

Chris O'Shea

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