You may be looking to spend less this holiday season—a Gallup poll says buyers will shell out an average $704 on presents, down from $770 last year—so 24/7 Wall St. wants to help you out. In order to get the most bang for your buck this Black Friday, leave these 6 items on the shelf:
- Toys: Avoid them like the plague. They'll be cheaper in December, especially in the 2 weeks before Christmas.
- High-end TVs: It's the lower-end ones that will be priced to sell. Steer clear of electronic accessories, like HDMI cables, too, which are priced high to make up for those cheap TVs.
- Winter clothes: If you need a warm coat, shell out the cash, but you'll see lower prices come spring.
- Holiday decor: You won't necessarily have to wait until after the holidays to get a good deal on decorations. Stores are ready to sell low in late December.
- Gas grills: They're well out of season, which means you'll be looking at limited stock. It's better to buy in September, when you'll have more options at better discounts.
- Fitness gear: You'd be wise to wait until January, when retailers try to woo those who have resolved to get fit.
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