Some of us wait all year for the Black Friday shopping season, our heads filled with the promise of scoring the best price of the year on a new TV, tablet, printer, or high-tech gadget. But don’t let all the Black Friday hype fool you. You might end up overpaying if you get taken in by so-so prices masquerading as fantastic bargains, and you can miss out on great deals if you don’t do your research.
No worries—Consumer Reports has been tracking Black Friday deals for years and we know all the tricks. Our top 10 Black Friday shopping tips will help you get the best deal on the items you want and keep frustration—and overspending—to a minimum.