Which deals are worth it?
Shopping in November can be exhausting. And the day after Thanksgiving (aka Black Friday) is probably the most overwhelming for shoppers. Leading up to the big day, retailers bombard consumers with advertisements and promotional e-mails, teasing upcoming deals and doorbusters. The sales sound really good—and some of them definitely are, like these 25 Amazon Black Friday deals that are sure to sell out. But not everything’s worth the hype. How can you figure out what’s a truly great deal and what’s not? We’re so glad you asked! Retail trends tracker Julie Loffredi from Brad’s Deals helped us sort through the really convincing marketing jargon to suss out the great deals from the so-so ones. Here are the items to skip on the biggest shopping day of the year—and which bargains you can’t miss.
Assorted electronic gadgets might be worth buying on Black Friday, but you have to a little research first. Amazon has already given consumers the heads-up that many popular devices will be discounted for Black Friday leading into Cyber Monday. Discounts will likely include Echo and Fire products. And there will be promotions. For example, if you buy a smart home device on Amazon, shoppers can score a free third-generation Amazon Echo Dot. However, many on-sale gadgets at big-box stores will be on older models. That’s because retailers are looking to unload them before stocking up on the next version (These companies have the greatest Black Friday deals.)
Bottom line: If you’re OK with getting an older model and one that you’ve had your eye on forever is now 50 percent off or more, go for it. If not, you should probably wait. While you’re shopping at everyone’s favorite online retailer, check out these 61 Amazon products you’ll use every day.