7 Lame Deals to Avoid on Black Friday
We've uncovered several "deals" that clearly aren't worth your time or money.
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November 26, 2008 by Rachel Cericola

You can put lipstick on a pig—it’s actually one of our favorite pastimes. However, slapping the word “sale” on something does not make it so.

This year, we’ve heard a variety of reader complaints stating that Black Friday deals are actually no deal after all. We weeded through a lot of the lingo and found 15 of our favorite sale items for the post-holiday rush.

Sadly, we also found a lot of deals that turned out to be duds. In most cases, prices were exactly the same as what many retailers are offering right now. However, we even found a few sale prices were a few dollars higher than normal.

At 4:00 a.m., it’s hard to know what’s a deal and what’s just smoke, mirrors, and the promise of free donuts. Here are seven offers that you might want to steer clear of starting on Friday.

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at

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