Black Friday: What to buy now, what to skip

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Friday, November 24, 2017
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Attention shoppers, here's a look at what you'll want to buy right now and what you should probably skip on Black Friday.

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- If you're going to be one of the millions of people shopping on Black Friday, you'll want to pay attention to this: Here's a look at what you'll want to buy right now and what you should probably skip.


- Apple products - big box stores will be offering big discounts on older models.

- Gaming systems - bundles in particular offer good deals.

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- Electronics - TVs, tablets, smartphones and home appliances usually see some big discounts.

- Travel deals - keep an eye out for deals on hotel rooms, airfare and even ski lift tickets.

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- Toys - prices will drop dramatically in the days before Christmas.

- Christmas decorations - ideally buy decorations after Christmas for the deepest discounts. But if you can't wait, prices will be slashed closer to the 25th.

- Winter clothing and bedding - wait until spring for winter clothes and January for bedding.

- Mail-in rebates - unless you're really good about filling out paperwork and you're able to wait to receive the rebate in the mail -- avoid the rebates.

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