1. Not So Great

    Black Friday Deals Overhyped

    Victoria Wachowiak pushes a shopping cart with a 50-inch televison at Target on Thanksgiving Day in Burbank, California, November 22, 2012. The shopping frenzy known as "Black Friday" kicked off at a more civilized hour welcomed by some shoppers this year, with retailers like Target Corp and Toys R Us moving their openings earlier into Thursday night.

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    It turns out Black Friday deals may not be worth getting trampled to death over. A new study by Decide Inc. and The Wall Street Journal found that nearly one third of this year’s Black Friday bargains being advertised had been previously available at lower prices. For example, the iPod that Best Buy has priced at $295 on Black Friday had been available for $10 less as recently as last week. One analyst said, “People associate Black Friday with good prices, and that eliminates the need to check price.”

    Read it at The Wall Street Journal