Black Friday Deals To X Out With A Red Pen

Gizmodo has sifted through all the Black Friday deals and found the ones to avoid.

The site’s Sean Fallon writes:

In other words, many of these “deals” really aren’t deals at all. Often, Black Friday sale products are priced differently between stores, or they are priced at or above deals you can find elsewhere any day of the week. You might see a particularly juicy deal in a flyer on a big ticket item like an HDTV, only to discover that the store only had a few units to sell. The bottom line is that you need to do your homework, and this is a good place to start.

Fallon tears apart the Best Buy Ad, finding much better deals on Motorola Droids, HDTVs and home theater receivers elsewhere.

Black Friday deals can be like people who can be described as “Monets” — they look good from afar, but up close are far from good.

Black Friday Anti-Deals: What Not To Buy [Gizmodo]

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