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5 Things Not to Buy Before Black Friday

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by Mihaela Schwartz (subscribe)
I am a freelance writer and an avid traveler.
Published November 10th 2015
Best Black Friday Deals
Celebrated on the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the US, Black Friday has become an international celebration of low prices, bundle deals and amazing discounts. Retailers look forward to this day as an opportunity to boost sales and increase revenues, while customers see is as the chance to get something they have been dreaming of buying for a while at a good price.

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Black Friday - Shutterstock/Arina P Habich

This year makes no difference: Black Friday will be packed with killer deals as you have already noticed by the ad running for weeks already. So, which are the types of products bound to attract the best deals?


Looking for a new television set? An Ultra HD might look good in your living room! No, it won't cost you a fortune if you dig deep, do a proper market research and look for a good price-quality ratio instead of getting stuck in brand-related preconceived ideas. With prices below $1,500, a 65-inch Vizio M65-C1 will, for instance, look very attractive if you look into the prices of other big-screen 4K HDTVs. But, don't pay the price just yet! Wait for Black Friday sales and you might save even more!


There was a time not so long ago when everyone was saying laptops are dead. Tablets were about to take the world by assault and turn laptops obsolete. Yet, the wave passed and laptops seem to be here to stay. Everyone switched from the old desktop PCs to a laptop, but not everyone got to tablet. Even where the tablet is in the picture, it is just another gadget with no potential to replace the laptop.

But, enough with the theory! You want to buy a new laptop, right? However, you don't want to pay a fortune. Right again! Then, wait for Black Friday. Laptops are bound to have good prices.

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Man playing video games - Shutterstock/Production Perig

Video Games

Together with laptops, video games are a sure bet. If your desire to play the recently launched game (we know how it is!) is not burning to kill, then you should wait. On Black Friday you might get video games even for half the price. Two-for-one deals are a common Black Friday offer!


Your smartphone looks like it should be retiring? Or, you just got bored of it? Black Friday is a good opportunity for the switch! You might fear only old models will benefit from discounts, but that's not entirely true if you look at what happened last year. If you are set on giving the new iPhone 6s a try, chances to see it making the object of a sale are slim. However, we should expect companies like HTC, Motorola and LG slicing the prices for real in an effort to dent Apple's and Samsung's market share at least a little bit.


Everyone has gone mobile, that's right! Smartphones are anything you want besides a phone: your tablet, your computer, your camera… Who needs an old-fashioned camera when we all have smartphones?

Well, many would agree with you, saying: better get a selfie device; it will save you the trouble of having to ask someone to take the picture when traveling along! But, there are also those for whom Instagram filters and disproportionate selfies just don't seem right!

If you are one of them and want a new professional camera, even a GoPro at half price, be patient just a little bit more: until November 27th, or even earlier! You know, Black Friday is just a pretext, not a fixed date anymore!
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