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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 Entertainment Critic at TheHollywoodTimes.today, a website that aggregates showbiz news curated for, and written by, insiders of the entertainment industry. (@HwoodTimes @TheHollywood.Times) Milano, whose extraordinary talents for networking in the famously tight-clad enclave of Hollywood have placed her at the center of the industry’s top red carpets and events since 1984, heads daily operations of a uniquely accessible, yet carefully targeted publication. For years, Milano sat on the board and tour coordinator of the Television Critics Association’s press tours. She has written for Communications Daily, Discover Hollywood, Hollywood Today, Television International, and Video Age International, and contributed to countless other magazines and digests. Valerie works closely with the Human Rights Campaign as a distinguished Fed Club Council Member. She also works with GLSEN, GLAAD, Outfest, NCLR, LAMBDA Legal, and DAP Health, in addition to donating both time and finances to high-profile nonprofits. She has been a member of the Los Angeles Press Club for a couple of years and looks forward to the possibility of contributing to the future success of its endeavors. Milano’s passion for meeting people extends from Los Feliz to her favorite getaway, Palm Springs. There, she is a member of the Palm Springs Museum of Art and a prominent Old Las Palmas-area patron.