Black Friday deals may not be the best

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New York Times: “[D]espite all the ads that suggest otherwise, the lowest prices tend to come at other times of the year. In the case of toys, stores actually offer the steepest discounts in the weeks immediately following Thanksgiving because they want to unload the inventory not swept up on Black Friday … Manufacturers like Dell or HP will allow their cheap laptops to be discounted via retailers on that Friday, but they will reserve markdowns through their own sites for later.”

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