Think you're getting the best deals on Black Friday? Maybe not
Waiting in the cold for hours on Black Friday or making sure you log on right at the beginning of “Cyber Monday” might a cultural tradition for some Americans, but it’s not always a guarantee to get the best deals of the holiday season, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.
Nathan Bomey | AnnArbor.com
Ann Arbor stores have followed the national trend of opening earlier and offering more aggressive Black Friday sales. The Wall Street Journal’s data did not include in-store sales because there can be strong regional variance and special “blowout” sales on limited numbers of items that are available in-store only.
Prices for items such as a Citizen men’s watch, women’s Ugg boots, a Samsung 46-inch flat screen TV and even a plush Elmo toy were all higher on Black Friday than in previous months. The price of the Ugg boots jumped 59 percent from $85 to $135, which was still below the list price of $159.95.
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