According to the National Retail Federation, Americans are expected to spend between $942.6 and $960.4 billion this holiday season. Even though that’s up from last year, many people are unwilling to go as crazy this Black Friday. If you and your partner are trying to maintain spending better this year, there are a few things you should scratch off the Black Friday Shopping List.

According to MarketWatch, you should avoid buying tech accessories. You are less likely to find a deal on earbuds or headphones this Black Friday. Maybe you plan to rack up on tech accessories for the whole family; experts say to wait until December. A look at Apple’s Black Friday offers shows the deals are basically, pay full price on an eligible iPhone, Apple Watch, or AirPods and get an Apple gift card for later.

Seasonal items should also be scratched off the list for Friday. Winter wear will not be on sale. It’s best to shop for winter wear out of season or after the holidays. In January, retailers normally mark down items like coats, hats, scarves, and flannel pajamas.

If you’re thinking of a new look for a room in the house, don’t start shopping for the new project on Black Friday. Yes, there will be good deals on appliances, mattresses, and furniture. To get more for less, wait until the new year. The major discounts will appear on New Year’s Eve and on President’s Day in February.

Speaking of New Year’s, if your resolution is to get in shape, wait to buy your fitness equipment. The best time to purchase exercise equipment is around the New Year. However, if you see a Peloton marked down, go ahead and grab it. Mirror exercise products that took off during the pandemic are doing as well post-pandemic.

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