“Throwing Money Away”: 3 Things You Should Never Buy on Black Friday

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Black Friday is a tradition ingrained in the American calendar and the official kick-off to the holiday buying season. However, only some things are worth buying that day. What should savvy consumers buy, and what should they not add to their carts when faced with promotional emails and commercials? Read on to find out!

Buy-TV’s & Electronics

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Discounts are typically the best on Black Friday for TVs and big-ticket electronics. Laptops, wireless headphones, and soundbars are marked down at all the big box stores. The next best time to buy is just around the corner if you need to save a few more dollars for your desired item. Be prepared to purchase around Super Bowl weekend; TVs are especially heavily discounted ahead of the big game. 

Skip-Toys & Decorations

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Wait a few weeks for toys and holiday decor to go on deeper discounts. The closer to Christmas, the more retailers are trying to move products to make way for all the new merchandise. 

Buy- Small Kitchen Appliances

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday produce good deals on small kitchen gadgets. Items like air fryers, stand mixers, and coffee machines all get marked down for the selling weekend. If you need (or want) that new kitchen appliance, keep your eyes out for the deals to be had.

Skip- Sporting Goods

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Wait to buy sporting items until the first week of December. Software company Adobe, which analyzes U.S. e-commerce transactions across many retailers, predicts Dec. 4 will be the best day to get geared up for sports. Waiting until December might help hide those sporting presents until the big day, too. 

Buy-Winter Apparel

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Many regions are staying warmer longer, making retailers put winter clothing items on sale during the holiday shopping weekend. If you need new coats, boots, or sweaters, Black Friday could be a great time to add to your closet. 

Skip- Tools and Home Improvement 

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Tools and home improvement items might be on sale, but check prices across retailers. This category of goods tends to lag behind other steeper discounted products (looking at you TVs.) If dad needs a new drill, keep checking sales. If deals are not forthcoming, Father’s Day and Memorial Day tend to offer discounts in this category as well. 

Don’t Wait

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Purchase items on top of your or your loved one’s wishlist first. Shopping traffic is at its peak on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. If you find a great deal on an item on your wishlist, snag it fast. Products can sell out quickly, and stock is not always replenished in time for the holidays. 

Budget

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Savings events like Black Friday inspire people to impulse buy. However, it’s not a deal if you are spending money you can’t afford to spend. Set a budget before Black Friday starts so you know what is reasonable for your shopping. It is tempting to add to your cart with good deals, but your wallet will thank you for preparing ahead of time.

Mental Health

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Some people love the thrill of finding a good deal and finishing all their holiday shopping in one weekend. Others find Black Friday stressful and irritating. Protect your mental health heading into the holiday season. Make decisions that are best for you and your gift-giving preferences. No deal is worth mental anguish. 

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