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10 Products You Should Never Buy on Black Friday

TVs

TVs

If a deal is too good to be true, then it probably is! You’ll see advertisements for massive televisions at unbelievable prices. It’s best to resist the temptation for these TVs; they tend to be made specifically for Black Friday, and are poor in quality.

Expect your typical Black Friday door buster to fall short of your expectations with fewer features, such as a less-than-adequate amount of HDMI slots.

Laptops

Laptops

Black Friday isn’t the most wonderful time of the year for electronics. Door-buster laptops, like special televisions, are rush jobs made to be sold at rock-bottom prices.

There’s a reason why high-end ultrabooks aren’t 50% off.

Winter Coats

Winter Coats

Everyone should have a quality winter coat that will last for several years. Use common sense when it comes to buying winter apparel: Would the best sales happen at the end of November, when there are months of cold yet to come?

Or would coats be flying off the racks in February, when retailers are trying to usher in their spring line? Bargain hunters are better off waiting until early in the new year.

Chocolate

Chocolate

Many stores offer their luxury chocolate gifts at mouth-watering prices just after Valentine's Day.

If you were looking for cheap boxes of Godiva chocolates, you’re shopping around the wrong holiday.

Jewelry

Jewelry

You’re planning to surprise your sweetheart with something shiny? Like chocolate, the best jewelry sales fall around Valentine’s Day.

There may be one or two good deals, but don’t expect mass markdowns.

Smartphones

Smartphones

A new phone might be on your loved one's Christmas list, but you probably won't find any amazing deals this time around on Black Friday. In the past, retailers like Target and Best Buy were known for selling smartphones for $0 with a two-year contract. Now that service providers have nearly phased out the traditional two-year contract, those “free” phones are gone. You may get a store gift card with your purchase of a new phone plan, but that’s the only benefit you can expect.

You're better off paying attention to the release date of the phone you want. Non-Apple phones typically grow more affordable in the months following a release. New iPhones are typically cheapest immediately after they have been released. If you're fine with a slightly older model smartphone, buy immediately after a new model has been released.

Furniture

Furniture

Have you ever seen lines wrapping around your local furniture store on Black Friday? No?

That’s because the deals just aren’t there. You’ll find lower prices in the summer, with the deals culminating on Labor Day weekend.

Toys

Toys

Many families put up Christmas décor after Thanksgiving dinner before heading to the stores to buy Christmas presents.

Even though the kids can’t wait to see presents under the tree, it’s best to keep them waiting. December brings better toy sales.

Christmas Decorations

Christmas Decorations

You may not intentionally be Black Friday shopping for Christmas lights or ornaments, yet they always end up lingering in your cart next to the Playstation you actually wanted to buy.

Wait until December 26th for deck-the-halls deals!

Newly Released Tablets

Newly Released Tablets

Don’t expect the iPad Pro or Surface Book to see big markdowns on Black Friday. Since the latest pieces of technology are typically released towards the end of the year, a big Black Friday deal would be rushed.

If you can settle for last year’s model, you’ll find better prices!