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Best and Worst Things to Buy in November

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Stephanie MialkiGuest Blogger
November 01, 2016 · 2.5k Views

It’s November! You know what that means! It’s no longer “almost” the holiday season… it IS the holiday season! And as you know -- ‘tis the season for shopping! November is the absolute best month for bargain shoppers. Not only are the deals out of this world throughout the entire month, but we also have Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday at the end of the month - three days that provide us with amazing deals that we just don’t see during the rest of the year.

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best and worst things to buy in november


appliances icon Appliances: Most new appliance models start coming out in late September and October, which makes November an ideal time to get your hands on last year’s new products for great prices. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your old washer and dryer, or you’d like to install a new dishwasher, you can be sure to find steep discounts on most large appliances throughout the entire month of November. Black Friday week, specifically, is sure to offer tons of deals on refrigerators, dishwashers, washer and dryer units, and even vacuums!

      black arrow Where to shop: Sears, The Home Depot, Best Buy

android and windows tablet icon Android and Windows Tablets: It has been said that the upgrade cycle for tablets is much lengthier than that of other smaller devices, therefore, manufacturers tend to do whatever they can to push the products out and into the hands of their customers. As a result, the tablet market is overflowing with great options to choose from, and November is great time to find them for super cheap. This month, Windows tablets can be found for around $45, while off-brand Android tablets will be sold for as low as just $20!

      black arrow Where to shop: Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon

winter apparel icon Winter Apparel: Although we typically say that apparel should be purchased out-of-season in order to get the best deals, November is the exception to that rule. With Black Friday coming up, most stores have awesome deals on clothing and apparel throughout the entire month of November. On average, apparel will be 50% off, with the best deals reaching up to 80% off! Not to mention, there are endless clothing coupons out there, taking as much as 60% off! So, no need to wait until Black Friday or Cyber Monday to shop for clothing this year - take advantage of the deals and coupons all month long. Check out the best stores for inexpensive kids' clothing!

      black arrow Where to shop: Macy's, Kohl's, Nordstrom

pot icon Cookware: Unless you live under a rock, you probably already know from the Black Friday doorbuster ads from previous years, that November is, hands-down, the best time to buy cookware and kitchen appliances. And ironically enough, this time of year is when many people need this type of stuff the most, so it’s a total win-win! Take complete advantage and stock up on bakeware, cutlery sets, storage containers, pots and pans, and the like. You can even get your hands on high-end appliances like stand mixers, blenders, and coffee makers for extraordinary prices!

     black arrow Where to shop: Macy's, Bed Bath & Beyond, Williams-Sonoma


dress icon Formal wear: Formal wear, including wedding dresses, tends to go on sale during the month of November, as the typical wedding season is now over and business has slowed down substantially for retailers. In addition, stores are anticipating lots of holiday engagements, so they are bringing in a plethora of new styles to choose from, all at great prices. Just be sure to make your move this month, because come December and January, everybody will be doing their shopping and it will be much slimmer pickins!

      black arrow Where to shop: ASOS, David's Bridal, J.Crew

tv icon Televisions: We’ve been telling you for months now to hold off on buying that new TV that you’ve been wanting. Well, the time to upgrade has finally come! Although you can expect to see awesome deals on all TVs this Black Friday, some of the biggest doorbuster sales will be on 60” and 32” sets. And if you’re worried about the deals only being on the off-brands, don’t be! There is already talk of Vizio 4K sets and other name-brand 4K sets dropping dramatically in price this Black Friday!

      black arrow Where to shop: Fry's, Best Buy, Walmart

laptops icon Laptops: TVs aren’t the only type of electronics to get your hands on in November. As always, laptops are another great Black Friday steal! Whether you’re looking for a mainstream laptop, a bargain bin laptop, or even an Apple product, you can be sure to find the best deals on laptops this Black Friday. Average 15” mainstream laptops will run for about $300, while their bargain bin counterparts can be found for around $150, with extreme budget laptops dropping to as low as $100. If you look in the right places (anywhere but the Apple Store) you can even find great deals on the newest Apple laptops!

     black arrow Where to shop: Best Buy, Dell, HP


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red x icon Be a smart shopper and avoid buying these products during the month of November:

toys icon Toys: If you're looking to get your kids' Christmas presents out of the way during Black Friday, we hate to break it to you, but it might be better to wait until December. If you have an undying need to get some amazing deals of up to 60% off toys this month, you can, but they'll probably sell out in the blink of an eye. You'll have better luck and a greater selection if you wait until next month.

exercise equipment icon Exercise Equipment: Retailers know about New Years' resolutions, and they'll wait until January to give you nice discounts on that elliptical or set of dumbbells. If you get it now, they're taking advantage of you and your wallet.

gift cards icon Gift Cards: Gift cards are one of the most popular last-minute gift ideas, so expect to score some deeply discounted deals in December. You're not going to find much value for your dollar now.


Whether you’re getting started on your Christmas shopping, or doing a little bit of splurging for yourself, November is definitely the best time to do it! From Black Friday deals to Cyber Monday sales - and of course the amazingly low prices leading up to these days - the entire month of November is, without-a-doubt, a bargain shopper’s paradise!

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Stephanie Mialki is a mommy of two under two, a fitness enthusiast, and a digital marketing guru. She spends all of her spare timeā€¦.oh wait, what spare time? She has a passion for business building and has successfully assisted more than 20 entrepreneurs start their own companies.
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