Black Friday Sales You Should Avoid This Year
The holidays are right around the corner, which means stores are dealing out their Black Friday deals. But be aware that some deals are not as great as they seem. In fact, 35% of Black Friday items offer no savings! Here are the Black Friday sales/items you should avoid.
Obviously, if these items are on your wish list anyway, you should take advantage of the deal while you can. But if it’s something you can hold out on, maybe reconsider purchasing during another holiday-driven sale. We got the info on the best and worst things to buy on Black Friday from WalletHub. Click here to see their full list!
WalletHub reported that 28% of American consumers are planning to spend less during the 2023 holiday season relative to 2022. To find out which sales are actually worth grabbing, WalletHub compared pre-Black Friday prices to actual Black Friday “sale” prices for a broad selection of items. Usually, the best deals are for apparel and accessories, packaged goods, and appliances.
Here are the Black Friday sales/items you should avoid
- Furniture – Buying furniture for the holidays is not the move. The average saving you’ll find for furniture items during Black Friday is about 11%.
- Consumer Electronics – The days of lining up after Thanksgiving dinner for the newest electronics are over. Even though it’s usually the #1 item on your kid’s list, electronics usually only see about a 20% discount. Sometimes it’s better to buy during Amazon Prime Days or other holiday sales (like Memorial Day, Labor Day, Fourth of July, etc.).
- Computers & phones – Even if they need an upgrade, you might want to hold off from Black Friday deals for phones and computers. I just got the new iPhone and I asked the sales assistant if I should wait for Black Friday and she was honest enough to tell me their deals are no different than what they were already offering.