Enlarge / Get ready for lots of ads like this. (credit: Best Buy)
Brace yourself for Walmart fights and snarky tweets about capitalism, because Black Friday is nearly here. Once again, the day after Thanksgiving—and in many cases the days before that—will see retailers across the country pushing an avalanche of sales to the gift-needy public.
And once again, many of those “discounts” won’t be discounts at all. Year after year, the corporate holiday isn’t quite the deals bonanza it proclaims to be. Many of the devices on sale either won’t be priced significantly lower than they are at other points in the year or just won’t be worth buying to begin with.
After sorting through the early ad scans and retailer offers for this year’s Black Friday, we’re confident this trend will continue.

That said, even if just a fraction of the several thousand sales on show are worth getting, that still leaves more than a few diamonds in the rough.
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