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Best Things to Buy on Black Friday’ Report: 10% of Items Offer No Savings

With 53 percent of American consumers saying that Black Friday no longer offers the best deals of the year, the personal-finance website WalletHub took an in-depth look at 2017’s Best Things to Buy on Black Friday. WalletHub determined that 10 percent of items offer no savings compared with their pre-Black Friday prices.

To find out whether shoppers are really getting the best deals, WalletHub analysts compared the “Pre-Black FridayPrice” against the actual Black Friday price of a broad selection of items. In doing so, WalletHub identified the offers that are truly worth the hassle of partaking in the year’s biggest shopping craze.
Top 10 Deals (Additional Discount for Waiting Until Black Friday)

1 Dell™ Inspiron 15 5000 Gaming Laptop ($369) 6 HP Z240 Tower Workstation ($1,234)
2 Sony – 70″ Class Smart – 4K Ultra HD TV ($800) 7 Disney Minnie Mouse Hot Rod Coupe 12 Volt ($291)
3 Whirlpool 6.4-Cu.-Ft. Electric Range ($316) 8 Lifetime Combo-Four 8′  Tables and 32 Chairs ($459)
4 Canon EOS REBEL T6 DSLR Camera ($300) 9 Kenmore 26.1-cu.ft. Side-By-Side Refrigerator ($551)
5 Vitamix A3500 Blender #062944 ($250) 10 HP PageWide Pro 477dw Printer ($200)


Top 5 Product Categories Worst 5 Product Categories
1 Books, Movies and Music (53%) 6 Consumer Electronics (16%)
2 Video Games (only the software) (38%) 7 All Other Product Categories (12%)
3 Toys (24%) 8 Furniture (8%)
T-4 Consumer Packaged Goods (19%) T-9 Apparel & Accessories (7%)
T-4 Computers and Phones (19%) T-9 Jewelry (7%)


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Valerie Milano is the well-connected Senior Editor and TV Critic at TheHollywoodTimes.Today, a showbiz/promotions aggregate mainly for insiders. She has written for Communications Daily, Hollywood Today, Television International, and Video Age International plus freelanced for others. Valerie donates and works closely with the Human Rights Campaign (Fed Club Council Member), GLSEN, Outfest, NCLR, LAMBDA Legal and the Desert Aids Project. She is a member of the Los Angeles Press Club. Milano loves meeting people and does so in her fave getaway Palm Springs as a member of the Palm Springs Museum of Art and the Old Las Palmas area community member. Valerie was a veteran 17-year member, and one of the "chief organizers” of the prestigious and long running, TCA: Television Critics Association’s press tour. For years Valerie was a board member and one of the chief organizers of the association. TCA press tours are “a must” for hundreds of TV critics twice a year, in Beverly Hills and in Pasadena.