Holiday Shopping Strategies

ABC News' Linsey Davis offers advice for bargain hunting this holiday season.
2:25 | 11/23/11

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And retailers are holding a press this weekend hoping the experts are right when they predict a banner holiday shopping season. They're also taking action extending Black Friday by opening some stores Thanksgiving night. But as ABC's Lindsey Davis reports for all of us buying this year it might pay to be patient good evening Lindsay. Good evening George more than a 150 million people plan on shopping his Black Friday weekend -- they'll be hitting stores like his best -- Which opens up Friday. At midnight but experts say before you go. It pays to have a strategy. We aren't says food sleeping bags and -- -- all the essentials for a season bargain hunter who. Here's that we can be can be -- giving them. Millions will soon be joining her hitting the stores early this year on Thanksgiving. Toys 'R' Us opens at 9 PM Wal-Mart at 10 PM and then there's Macy's Kohl's best buy at target all opening at midnight. So time for little strategy. And the biggest advice sometimes it's best to hold off. For example don't buy toys they'll likely have greater discounts later with better buys the first two weeks of December. Hold off on top brand TV's Black Friday is an excellent time to get cheap TV but the best deals on brand names come later. And if you're buying a big ticket item on sale. Don't buy all the little things that go with it like batteries which often are not on sale at the checkout counter in fact you may not even need to go into a story at all. That's really the number one strategy is to do some of that shopping online before you even -- -- to sort of assume any of these stores to have my body to about -- We'll actually have those stories plus is available at -- website. Of course there are things -- want to take advantage of like video games and dvd and Blu-ray movies which will be deeply discounted through Sunday. And if you are hitting the stores this weekend bring along your Smartphone. Apps like red laser by eBay allow you to snap a picture of the UPC code on the item. And then tells you which other stores sell the item for less. If you're wondering what might -- people to camp outside -- the store will feast your eyes on this. 42 and sharp flat screen TV it'll be selling for 200 dollars on Black Friday. It would normally be two or three times that George. His big scenes of -- and thanks very much.

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