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LEGOS and Barbie top the list of kids’ favorite toys this year

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To look at this year’s most popular toys for both boys and girls one might think they were looking at a list from decades ago. LEGOS continue to top the boy’s list while Barbie products are ranked among the most popular holiday gifts for girls. According to the Florida Retail Federation, “Star Wars” toys come in second on the boys’ list – not surprising considering the upcoming release of a new, highly anticipated movie. In a throw-back to kids of…

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JCPenney tops the list of retailers with biggest Black Friday savings

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JCPenney is rated this year’s best retailer for Black Friday according to a study conducted by WalletHub. The average savings on sale items at JCPenney this Black Friday is 68 percent. Costco was listed as having the lowest Black Friday discounts at an average of just 20 percent. The study surveyed 8,000 Black Friday deals from 30 of the nation’s largest retailers. Results found that jewelry is the most heavily discounted item with an average markdown of 73 percent. Computers…

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Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals

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Thanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year. An analysis of sales data and store circulars by two research firms contradicts conventional wisdom that Black Friday is when shoppers can get the most and biggest sales of the year. Turns out, shoppers will find more discounted items in stores that are open on Thanksgiving. For example, there are a total of 86 laptops and tablets deeply discounted as door buster deals at Best Buy, Wal-Mart and others on…

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