With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, Black Friday is just around the corner. Here are some important words of advice to keep in mind, before blowing through your bank account.

1. A lot of the items will go on sale anyway

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2. Some items are specifically made for Black Friday and are lower quality


3. Some stores increase their normal price before holidays to make the discount seem better

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4. Many sales begin days before Black Friday, and continue long after

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5. You rarely need to be there super early in the morning; most sales last all day

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6. There are often the same deals as last year

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7. Sales are all on older models