Black Friday is coming, so buyer beware

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In 2015, we got a sense for how limited that could be when Sears plastered a Kenmore Elite washer and dryer on the front page of its Black Friday ad, with the promise of 51% off on the pair.

According to a new survey from Washington State University's Carson College of Business, almost 65 percent of Pacific Northwest residents are planning to skip Black Friday this year.

As mentioned, in tandem now, are massive advertising engines and networks touting Black Friday and Christmas sales online.

A survey conducted by BestBlackFriday.com found that of roughly 500 Americans in 2017, 57 percent of respondents didn't like the idea of stores opening on Thanksgiving.

From Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) to the end of Cyber Monday (the following Monday), eBay will match deals on certain new items sold online by Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy. However, he did tell me that many companies send shipments for this now holiday in retail, but aside from new shipments, stores are trying to get rid of as much as possible.

Over the last few years the brand has also featured Black Friday discounts on branded jewellery and fashion items too.

Many retailers will open on Thanksgiving, but the majority will hit their beds early, in preparation of Friday's sales.

Retailers - The best average Black Friday discounts are predicted to be with department stores.

Thanksgiving Day is on Thursday, November 23, 2017, and more than 40 national retailers will be open. Women will buy more clothing than men, with 51 percent of adult women choosing clothing as the number one item they'll buy on Black Friday and 61 percent of teen girls also choosing it. According to Fortune, more $3.45 billion in online transactions were made during last year's Cyber Monday through sales on e-commerce giants like Amazon. We thought so, which is why this deal on Lego's Millennium Falcon set is nearly too good to pass up. Free membership allows consumers to shop online at over 2,000 of their favorite top-name retailers while earning a percentage of every purchase they make. Maybe you are doing finger exercises for all the nimble cursor work necessary for online shopping.

Simply put, Black Friday does not have to be as hysterical as it usually is.

Make sure the website of the site you are purchasing from is encrypted with "https://" in the URL. So the best way to safeguard yourself against any potential identity theft is to limit the number of credit cards you use during the holiday season. Make sure that the discount is not 20 percent off the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price, which is rarely the price merchants charge. Find the best deal on the specific product you're looking for.

Avoid clicking links if you don't know where they're from.

When shopping online, retailers must guarantee a 14-day returns window for non-faulty goods, however on the high street your rights can vary by store. Make sure you have a full tank of gas in your vehicle, as you could be at a stand-still... idling in very heavy traffic.

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