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Buyers beware: Not every item is expected to be at its best price on Nov. 25.

12 things not to buy on Black Friday 2016

Black Friday sales are sure to be plentiful this year, but buyers beware: Not every item is expected to be at its best price on Nov. 25. Dealnews.com says these are 12 things to avoid.

Home and patio furniture

In past years, Black Friday sales for furniture
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In past years, Black Friday sales for furniture were at an all-time low with very few retailers participating in the deals. DealNews suggests purchasing furniture in July and August and patio furniture in August and September.

Gift cards

A great tip from DealNews is that retailers
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A great tip from DealNews is that retailers and restaurants frequently offer free gift cards with a minimum purchase during the winter holidays, or during holidays such as Thanksgiving.

Airfare and vacation packages

Traveling before and after holidays can be expensive
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Traveling before and after holidays can be expensive so it may be best to wait for Editor's Choice travel deals in January, Deal News suggests.

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Gaming laptops and ultraportables

According to Deal News, high-performance laptops tend to
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According to Deal News, high-performance laptops tend to be cheaper during July and September than Black Friday deals on bargain and mainstream laptops.

Chocolates and flowers

Chocolates and flowers tend not to last through
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Chocolates and flowers tend not to last through the holidays and retailers such as 1-800-Flowers and Godiva both hold sales over Black Friday but continue deals through Christmas.

Current-Gen Video Game Consoles

New consoles like the Xbox One S and
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New consoles like the Xbox One S and Sony's PlayStation Pro are due out in November and will be popular items this holiday season. Older-generation consoles will drop in price and both offer a great gaming experience.

OLED TVs

Deals on more popular items like OLED TVs
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Deals on more popular items like OLED TVs tend to be infrequent and often start dropping in price in the new year.

Second-hand gaming consoles

Depending on your budget, purchasing the latest gaming
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Depending on your budget, purchasing the latest gaming consoles for not much more than older models is worth the few extra dollars.

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Winter gear

The best time to purchase winter gear is
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The best time to purchase winter gear is in January when the discount price is at least 50 percent off.

Holiday decorations

Holiday decorations are often cheaper after the holidays
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Holiday decorations are often cheaper after the holidays and are marked down for clearance.

Amazon Echo Dot

Amazon Echo Dot is another hot item this
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Amazon Echo Dot is another hot item this holiday season and, according to DealNews, it is currently on pre-order at Amazon for $50, it is expected to be cheaper after the holidays.

Excessive items you don't need

Stick to the essentials this holiday season and
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Stick to the essentials this holiday season and only buy items you need. You can end up spending more money than you intended.

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