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What to Buy (and Skip) on Black Friday 2017

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for shoppers. With huge sales and steep savings at nearly every retailer, Black Friday — the day after Thanksgiving — has long been touted as one of the best times of the year for buying just about anything.

But it won’t be all discounts and deals during the 2017 post-Turkey Day shopping bonanza. Use this guide to steer clear of the duds and get only the best bargains this Nov. 24.

Black Friday Shopping: The 9 Worst Items to Buy

Surprising to some, the average retailer discount for Black Friday and Cyber Monday in 2015 was 2.5% across the board.  This means that customers should be strategic when it comes to what to buy – the 60% discount may not apply to what you actually need. 

So which purchases should you skip this Thanksgiving weekend? Click below to discover nine of the worst items to buy on Black Friday. 

What not to buy at Target and Walmart

Despite their low-price and convenience-oriented reputations, you may want to rethink what you buy at these stores. 

You can find great deals on clothes, shoes, and most household items,  but here are five items that you may want to consider purchasing elsewhere, experts say.

These Are the Stores With the Biggest Black Friday Discounts

Now that most retailers have revealed their Black Friday Sales, the natural question shoppers have is: Who’s got the best deals?  Note the biggest markdowns aren't necessarily the best deals.  

As for the WalletHub study, here are the top 10 discounters on Black Friday, with each store’s average markdown cited below: