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YONKERS, N.Y. -- With Black Friday just a few days away, and to serve as a complement to the annual ConsumerReports.org(r) Holiday Giving Guide (www.consumerreports.org/cro/electronics-computers/holiday-giving-guide. htm) , Consumer Reports (www.consumerreports.org) today announced a few friendly tips and advice that shoppers should observe to cope with the most hectic shopping day of the year.
1. Don't assume that the best deals are on Black Friday. Yes, many retailers will offer huge discounts the morning after Thanksgiving. However, the reality is that retailers typically offer even steeper discounts as you get closer to Christmas, as a means to ensure that the inventory will be sold. The down side to playing the waiting game …