Black Friday Prices Not Always The Lowest

According to Consumer Reports.org the best deals on electronics such as laptops, tv’s, and cameras may come after Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Oftentimes the advertised door busters involve no name brand items and quality is dubious, prices  for better brands will go down during the holiday season and prices are affected by Wall Street and other financial indicators; if they remain volatile, expect retailers to take deeper cuts.

This year many retailers have already begun discounting items and are opening their doors Thursday night to boost their sale numbers over last year.  Unless you are willing to forego Thanksgiving altogether by standing in line for 7-10  hours to be the first 10-15  to get a very limited number of the best deals, forget about it.  Whatever you choose to do, be sure  to do your homework on prices and quality–knowledge is the best guide for the bargain hunter~

Come Saturday Morning… (VIDEO)

…And the CBS Early Show with their takes on sales after the holidays and the January sales coming up.  Today, Rebecca Jarvis speaks with AOL Consumer Advisor Regina Lewis about the best deals for January 2011.

Men’s Suits.  Retailers are starting to do their seasonal changeover from Winter to Spring, and are reducing the price on current stock.  Check with Jos. A. Banks for some real deals of up to 70% offAdditionally, they have a Deal Of The Day, with up to 75% off retail.  Purchases of $175 online ship free!

Carpeting.  The big rush is over for decorating your house for the holidays, so if you have an flooring needs, now is the time to look for the deals.  Often a slow time for carpet sales, you may be able not only to score some deals on carpet, but to negotiate installation costs as well.

Bicycles.  Remember the old song, you can’t roller skate in a buffalo field, but you can try if you have a mind to.  Now is the time to upgrade your pedal power since this is a seasonal slowdown for many shops and chains for bicycles.  Unless, it is a pro-racer model, you might want to forego those repairs, and buy a new one.  Amazon and REI®.

White Sale.  For over 100 years, sales on white goods like linens, sheets, etc., is synonymous with January and so it is again this year.  At Macys and Sears  Outlet Sale expect savings up to 70% off, on all kinds of items including appliances, cameras & electronics, fitness machines, and mattresses.