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Take these things off your Black Friday shopping list

Written by Bill Toland on .

Everybody wants to know what they should buy on Black Friday, but what about the things they shouldn't buy?
Topping that list, according to the shopping site Deal News, are the things on every kid's Christmas list -- toys.
"We've said it many times already, and we'll say it once more: Black Friday is not the best time to buy toys for the holidays. Many will likely still be discounted for Black Friday, and it may feel pretty good to get your shopping done early, but you won't love that sinking feeling you'll get when you see those toys discounted for [even] less about two weeks before Christmas."
Also on the list -- game consoles that don't come bundled with accessories and game titles, brand-name TVs (though lower-tier-brand HDTVs will still see heavy discounting), and 2012 digital camera models, which will become "old" models in another month or so, and will likely be discounted even further once 2013 models hit the shelves.

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