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The Best Black Friday Guides, and the 'Nasty Surprises' - Page 2

Top primers on top deals
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 23, 2018 10:44 AM CST

  • Specific categories: Tech items are always hot sellers, and Kinja Deals features a constantly updating primer for deals on everything from laptops and cameras to accessories like battery packs and storage devices. Kinja also has a well-organized "hub" for other categories, like "Home" and "Clothing & Lifestyle."
  • 2 heavyweights: At Forbes, Gordon Kelly has put together a "Black Friday Versus" series, in which he pits two retailers against each other to give you insight into which deals are better at which store. The latest in the series: Amazon vs. Walmart.
  • What to avoid: Kelly also has a "Nasty Surprises" series, in which he pores over Black Friday deals to let consumers know which ones aren't such a great buy (and where you can buy those same items for better prices instead). He covers the usual suspects, including Amazon, Costco, Walmart, Target, and the latest, Sam's Club.
  • Do's and dont's: The Conversation wants you to make smart choices while you're battling the crowds, and so it warns you of "the tactics that retailers use" so that you won't spend too much, or buy things you later wish you hadn't). The Chicago Tribune offers a similar "do's and don'ts" list.
(A shooting at Alabama's biggest shopping mall while it was open for holiday sales.)

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