Black Friday 2017: What to buy, what to avoid

Marco Green
November 24, 2017

Losing the home button and altering the design was a risky move, but one that was sorely needed after years of similarity and the premium design, extra power, all-screen front mix together to create - by far - the best iPhone Apple's ever made. From electric mixers and coffeemakers to refrigerators and dishwashers, says it's worth checking out the deals on these items on Black Friday.While some analysts say January, leading up to the Super Bowl, is the best time to find a television at a good price, there are still plenty of TV deals on Black Friday. Black Friday is the most popular day of the year for online deals with total sales this year expected to break consumer spending records. Although you might want to buy a few special ornaments or decorations for your house on Black Friday, plan ahead by purchasing next year's d├ęcor right after Christmas, when seasonal items are sold at clearance prices.

RetailMeNot found Black Friday, at 55 percent, remains the most popular shopping day among consumers, followed by Cyber Monday (45 percent), December 26 (33 percent), Small Business Day on Saturday (30 percent), Christmas Eve (23 percent) and Thanksgiving Day (16 percent).

Thanksgiving meals are packed away and it's time for the next holiday weekend tradition: shopping.

This year, the turkey may not even be on the dinner plates yet as Herberger's parent company chose to open all of its stores at 11 a.m. Thanksgiving Day with more than 700 doorbusters promised. It will start a 30-hour shopping period at 5 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.

It shouldn't come as no surprise to you that Thanksgiving Day will come out as the high dollar amount shopping day. The outlets opened at 6 p.m. on Thursday and closed at midnight. This year, the opening will be 5 p.m. GameStop is opening for the first time on Thanksgiving. The trend towards online sales is helping drive increased spending during Black Friday.

"Last year, we stayed out until 9:00 a.m. shopping and then we went home and took a long nap", said Allie Olszewski.

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