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Those Black Friday 'myths' debunked

7:07 PM, Nov 21, 2012   |    comments
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Black Friday is the shopping holiday some people wait all year for. Big box stores offer doorbuster deals on some of the most wanted items.

But are you really getting the lowest price? And do they really have limited quantities? put together a list of Black Friday myths:

Myth #1: Stores Have a Lot of Dealbusters: Most retailers have limited quantities and it's likely only the first few shoppers in line will snag them.

Myth #2: You Need to Camp Out to Get Best Deals: Last year, 70 percent of Black Friday deals were also available online for the same price -- or less!

Myth #3: Everything on Black Friday is the Lowest Price of the Year: You should wait -- toys see deepest discounts right before Christmas; HDTV's drop in price between December and February; winter apparel sales are best after Christmas.

Myth #4: Nobody Will Beat Black Friday Prices: Last year, Amazon, Best Buy, Home Depot met competitors' prices and, in some cases, offered better deals.

Myth #5: Good Deals Are Printed in Black Friday Ads: Many secret deals are found online, so find them on the web before you consider a trip to the store. Some retailers make last-minute cuts, so always check back online for listing updates.


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