"Christmas Creep", the push to get more of us to start our Holiday shopping earlier and earlier each year, is in full swing.
And with many stores announcing that this year they will actually open at midnight for this year's "Black Friday" shopping frenzy...the pressure is on to get in on the good deals.
But a consumer website has a warning for you...not all "Black Friday" deals are, well, that good of a deal.
www.dealnews.com has published a list of ten things they say you sould NOT purchase on Black Friday. And some of what they listed may surprise you.
Number one may seem to be the biggest shocker...toys! According to DealNews, "Black Friday is not the best time to buy toys for the holidays. They'll likely still be discounted, and it may feel pretty good to get your shopping done early, but you won't love that sinking feeling you'll get when you see those toys listed on dealnews for less about two weeks before Christmas."
And those great deals on TV's might be worth a second look too as cheap televisions are usually the lower-end models. "Black Friday is an excellent time to get a cheap TV, with numerous sizes prepped to hit their lowest price points we've ever seen, but don't expect the best deals to be flooded with brand-name sets. Those will come with a bit of patience."
And if you absolutely have to get a game console, (for the kids...right???), don't by a standalone console. According to DealNews, "You should at least make sure you're getting a sizeable free gift card or a few top-name game titles with your purchase. (Price check the games though, as you might be able to get the bundle cheaper if they happen to be on sale over the Black Friday weekend.)"
We found a link to this article from another great consumer site: www.consumerist.com.
Will you be out on Black Friday? Or do you find better deals in the days leading up to the Holidays? Or do you wait for the bigger discounts that come after the Holiday season???