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If you’re like me, you’re already dreading the thought of buying holiday gifts for friends and relatives. It’s hard enough to afford groceries these days.

Fortunately, anyone looking for a deal always has the option of shopping for Black Friday sales. While some of these supposed discounts aren’t all they’re cracked up to be, it’s easier than ever to make smart choices about what to buy and where to buy it. And you no longer have to get up at the crack of dawn to wait in line at the local big box store to score a great deal.

This year’s most intriguing offers

No matter what’s on your shopping list, there’s probably a retailer out there with a Black Friday deal worth pursuing. In many cases, you won’t even have to wait until the day after Thanksgiving to start shopping.

Although most stores are playing their deals close to the chest, it’s clear that many major businesses, such as Target and Best Buy, are gearing up for some big announcements. Both of these stores have already confirmed that they’ll offer price-match guarantees and exclusive online deals.

Walmart is expected to get in on the action soon, most likely by kicking off a rotating lineup of sales that will change weekly in the lead-up to Black Friday.

What won’t be on sale (probably)

While it won’t be hard to find some great deals if you’re willing to look for them, there are some items that will be in such high demand that they probably won’t be available for anything less than the retail price.

Experts say some of the least likely items to find in a Black Friday sale are the new PlayStation 5 and the Nvidia 40-Series graphics processing unit.

Chris Agee
Chris Agee November 3rd, 2022
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