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11 things not to buy on Black Friday 2017

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. 24. Dealnews.com says these are 11 things to avoid.

iPhones

Prices of Apple's new iPhones tend to be
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Prices of Apple's new iPhones tend to be extremely pricey and it can be difficult to find a bargain price. DealNews suggests waiting until at least December to purchase a new model.

Fitness equipment

With the new year approaching, fitness gear is
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With the new year approaching, fitness gear is more likely to go on sale in January rather than Black Friday.

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, which could be great stocking stuffers or gifts for family and friends.

Tools

Shoppers looking to buy a new tool set
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Shoppers looking to buy a new tool set this Black Friday may want to wait until December when deals on drills, hammers, and more will be cheaper and frequent.

High-end Laptops

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

Jewelry

DealNews suggests waiting until January to buy jewelry
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DealNews suggests waiting until January to buy jewelry when more deals are available, and only buy items on Black Friday as a last resort.

1080p 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. DealNews expects 4K TV prices to be low and worth the buy because more people will be purchasing them in the future.

Final sale items

Sales are great and all, but when purchasing
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Sales are great and all, but when purchasing a final sale item often the purchase cannot be returned. When purchasing a gift for the holidays, be sure to remember clothing may not fit or be worth the low price tag.

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.

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.

Black Friday models

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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