For shoppers hoping to grab great deals this Black Friday, whether it's at big box mega-stores like Best Buy, Walmart or Target, or at well-known department stores like Macy's or Boscov's, there are some things you need to know if you intend to get caught up in the frenzy in 2107.

Certain items will score you big savings, and others...not so much. The folks at, the consumer advocates, have compiled the top ten items offering the best savings, the top five categories for great deals, and five categories to avoid.

A press release from WalletHub touted their study as a comparison by experts of Pre-Black Friday Prices "against the actual Black Friday price of a broad selection of items." Here are some highlights:

The Best Categories (with the estimated percentage of savings) include...

  • Books, Music and Movies (53% savings)
  • Video Games (38%)
  • Toys (24%)
  • Phones/Computers (19%)

The Worst Categories include...

  • Consumer Electronics (just 16% savings)
  • Furniture (8%)
  • Apparel/Accessories/Jewelry (7%)

Individual Items with the Best Deals (with prices you could expect to pay by waiting until Black Friday to purchase) include...

  • Dell Inspiron Gaming Laptop ($369)
  • Sony 70" HD TV ($800)
  • Canon EOS Rebel Camera ($300)
  • Kenmore Side-By-Side Fridge ($551)
  • Vitamix A3500 Blender ($250)

For a full look at the WalletHub report and ALL the items on ALL the lists, click here.


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