Thanksgiving is right around the corner and for a lot of people that means family and turkey. But for others it means just one thing…shopping.
Yes. Shoppers go CRAZY for Black Friday—seeking the uber-hyped deals the day after Thanksgiving—with some people even camping out overnight to be the first shoppers in the store the next day. This is NOT a productive way to spend Thanksgiving night. And as much as you might actually like a break from Cousin Irene, I’m here to tell you that Black Friday is an urban legend. It’s a complete myth. A lot of the sale merchandise has actually already been on sale for even less at another time in the year.
If you’re making a big purchase, it’s important to do your homework if you really want the best price. When it comes to toys, the deepest discounts will be just before Christmas. It’s the opposite if you’re after a particularly hot toy—in that case, your best bet is to buy it right this instant before supplies run lower, driving the price up. If you’re on the market for a new HDTV, the best prices are generally between December and February.
Another thing to remember is that you shouldn’t kill yourself thinking this is the only way you can find good prices. Best Buy and Target have Black Friday price matching programs in place, and Amazon.com is an online retailer who will also lower their prices to match a Black Friday deal.
While it’s true that some retailers do offer the deepest discounts on popular items on Black Friday, the inventory is often low, so your odds of scoring are slim. These “doorbuster deals” are a ploy for retailers to get you in the store with hopes that you’ll purchase other items that may not be on sale.
What about “Cyber Monday?”
Online shopping has changed the entire landscape of retail. A lot of shoppers decide to bypass Black Friday in favor of Cyber Monday, when retailers offer online deals. While you might see some special offers online, it’s best not to wait for Cyber Monday. The most popular merchandise will likely have sold out by then. By all means, avoid the crowds and shop online—one study found that 70% of in-store Black Friday deals were also available online for the same price or even less—but don’t wait until Monday to do it. Online deals are pretty much a 24/7 business, with retailers offering all sorts of flash sales and special discounts all through the year. In addition, the savvy shopper can subscribe to blogs and use apps to compare prices and get the very best deals. So maybe it’s best just to let yourself relax and digest Thanksgiving dinner this Black Friday.
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This Week’s Celebrity Instagrams (11/26-12/2)
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1. Little Legend and Puddy 😍😍😍😍
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2. "You on point Phife?" "all the time,Tip". 💥 #bannedfromnormal
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3. Vegan! The Impossible burger at Crossroads
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4. Lawrence #BeforeandAfterEpisodes 1-4: 184lbs 13% body fatEpisode 8: 196lbs 8% body fat S/O @coachdaveboxing with the works outs and @kildareriordan with the nutrition
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5. Jus haaaanngin out
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6. Meanwhile back at home in Atlanta GA someone mad they not on the 🛳. 😳
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7. No limits... Photo cred: Chris Bridges @ludacris
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8. new new
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9. Apparently my 260lbs is too much for the actual vines in the Hawaiian jungles to hold me without breaking and me falling hundreds of feet. So for safety purposes, I'm forced to swing thru #Jumanjj on wires strong enough to hold 12 adult buffaloes and 1 adult Rock. #OnSet #Jumanji #IronicallyIEatBuffaloDailyForLunch #MoreManThanNatureKnowsWhatToDoWith
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10. hey ma! 🎎#wcw 💙
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11. Surprise visit to our factories!!! #GoodAmerican #USA
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13. Peachy Keen 🔥✨⚡️
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14. If this don't look thankful I don't know what does. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. #UltraBlessed #24kMagic #SweetPotatoFly
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15. Late nights @nbcmarlon with the writers... we in here!!!
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16. There goes my baaaaaaaaabbbbyyyyy #QueenKingMagic!!! We're up to something! Ira BIG!!! Stay out our buisness -
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17. You want to win every game you play but when you come home to these faces... who cares. #ILoveYouGirls best part of my day, everyday!
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18. Steady,steady..... full size jenga.. "I got this one "???? Or do I ?
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19. Cornrows kind of day 😉@dontaysavoy2 you convinced me and I love. ❤️️
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20. #BrotherlyLove #tbt
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22. #basel #TeamLOVE @kingcombs
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23. Just introduced a special screening of @directher 's groundbreaking (must see) documentary @13thfilm with my brother @themichaelealy | @unitedblackout #blackoutblackfriday
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24. Me & Vanessa Williams giving #DuckLips #Pose on the set of #DaytimeDivas @vh1 - Coming Soon to a tv near you. Lol. - My make up done by @makeupsurgeon
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25. This picture just makes me wanna praise the Lord, you hear me!!!!!! Yes Lord brotha #TEDDYCAMPBELL What a #man !!! You are everything right on this picture husband ......... #gorgeous #stylish #classy #strong #masculine #king #sexy #debonair #gentlemenstyle And that #bible in your hand just seals the deal for me (probably cause i know that, that is what helped you become just as amazing as you look😘). While my heart and mind experiences the goodness of God at #church on Sundays, my eyes experiences the goodness of Teddy😍. Amen somebody🙌🏽. "Bless the Lord oh my soul and all that is within me bless his holy name" #myman #myhusband #goodman #blackman #dapperman #godlyman #goodfather #mybestfriend
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26. Yesterday was my mama's 53rd birthday!!!!! Got to celebrate with her all day. If this is what I have to look forward to I can't wait. Looking like a soft bucket a cocoa butter. Yaaaaaaaaaas! 😍😍😍 love you mommy!
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27. "Shout out to @PureAtlanta for getting the family right"....I'm loving this jogger. 😍😍
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28. This pic warms my heart ❤️ #myLogiebeans and aunt aunt umba @itowandabraxton 😘
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29. You will always be my baby😜. #HappyBirthdayReginae #mybaby18
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30. GC "Gods Child" Red on Red SweatSuit available now at www.MonicaApparel.com ... Take Your Crown wherever you go!! I'm pictured in a Medium... Go to the site now for other options ... cc: @trukernell
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