Some Holiday Deals May Not Be Such a Bargain

How to track down the perfect gift for the holiday season.
1:46 | 12/13/14

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It is the season for holiday shopping. Are you getting a good deal? As bargain hunters are on the prowl Rebecca Jarvis unveiling the shocking new details on huh few deals exist. Reporter: 12 days before Christmas, and dazzling deals and discounts. Before you buy, listen to this. There's plenty of offers you can afford to miss. We spend more than $54,000 this season, and less than 1% are good deals. Reporter: The wire cutter scoured the internet and found average offers masquerading as the deals of the century. Don't take the bait. Reporter: What is the bait? The emotional impact of seeing the word deal. Reporter: Take a look at this smart toaster, on sale for $250. Compared to the regular price of $417. Sounds like a huge discount. But dig a little deeper and you'll find that same toaster available on Best Buy, crate and barrel and Amazon for $250 for the last year. There's really great products. But not many good deals. Reporter: How do you know when it deal is really a deal? Track the price action with web sites like camel camel cam And this flat screen TV, on sale for $348, but just a few days ago it was $30 less. Many retailers are willing to price match on the most popular gifts of the season. Ask and you shall receive. For "Good morning America," Rebecca Jarvis, ABC news, new York.

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