CLEVELAND — Black Friday has arrived, but are you really getting the best bang for your buck today?
3News' consumer investigative reporter Danielle Serino played a game with Jay Crawford on Friday's Lunch Break to reveal which shopping categories are truly filled with the best bargains this time of year.
CLOTHING: GO FOR IT!
“Retailers stock extra supply at this time – especially on outerwear," Serino explained. "They want to get the people in who didn’t buy at the start of the season. Smart shoppers don’t buy at the start of the season because there are no discounts then. You can also get discounts on sneakers, because for some reason people just don’t buy sneakers at this time of year.”
TELEVISIONS: PROCEED WITH CAUTION
“Yes, you will get these great doorbuster deals. However, they’re going to be on older models, perhaps outdated models and maybe off brand.”
CARS: WAIT IF YOU CAN
“If you got a car for Christmas, you’d be running down the street screaming. However, the best days to buy are the last two days in December because that’s when they’re really trying to roll those old models out, bring the new models in, and you’ll get great incentives.”
ELECTRONICS: YES! THESE DEALS ROCK!
“Especially smart devices like the Amazon Echo, video doorbells and products to lower your lights or your thermostat. Even some Apple products, because Black Friday is one of the only times of year where they will put things on sale. iPhones may not be as inexpensive, but if you want a different phone go to Walmart. They have crazy deals on a variety of manufacturers and styles. Retailers know that electronics are pricey for some people and they wait for the holidays to find the best deal.”
Jay lunched with 3News’ Danielle Serino and the two were joined by digital anchor Stephanie Haney for Friday's Lunch Break. You can watch the entire episode in the player below:
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