Black Friday: Where to get the best deals

Black Friday: Where to get the best deals

With tradition changing, Black Friday sales seem to be starting earlier–sometimes weeks earlier–each year. Should you grab the deal early or wait to see if prices will come down? If you wait, will you still be able to get the gifts you want? 

With the biggest shopping day of the year, just around the corner, WalletHub has surveyed nearly 10,000 deals from 35 of the biggest U.S. retailers’ 2017 Black Friday ad scans to find out where the best Black Friday deals are.

Kohl’s and JC Penneys are tied for first with both stores discounts ringing in at a whooping 66.3%, up from 2016’s 58.1% last year at Kohl’s and 62.8 at Penneys.

In second place is Belk with a 62.8%.

Others in the top ten include: Stage (60.8%) Shopko (55.9%); Bealls Florida (52.8%0); Sears (50.1%); Macy’s (45.6%); Fred Meyer (43.9%) and AAFES (37.3%0.

Not far behind are Amazon, Target, Kmart, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Office Depot and Office Max, Wal-Mart, HP, Samsung, Dollar General, Lowe’s, True Value, Meijer, Staples, BJ’s, Guitar Center and Best Buy—all offering discounts of 30% or more.

Books, movies and music will offer the most value on Black Friday 2017 relative to their current prices, while jewelry, apparel and accessories are expected to be the worst deals.

If you are going the gift card route, iTunes, Starbucks and Walmart top the list for 2017.

Another interesting stat from WalletHub is that over 8% of items will be more expensive on Black Friday than they currently are on Amazon.com–so you may just want to stay home–and gobble up some of that leftover turkey.

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