Thanksgiving is less than a week away and the day after that a shopping extravaganza is going to kick off.

Yes, Black Friday is nearly here, but if you go in without a plan you might end up buying things that you don't need to purchase.

Thankfully, Wallet Hub is there to help out.

Here are the top 5:

  1. Video Games (software only) (31%)
  2. Appliances (18%)
  3. Furniture (15%)
  4. Computers and Phones (14%)
  5. Toys (13%)

There's a reason why this day is huge, and it's not only due to gift giving. Seriously, who buys furniture and appliances for other people for Christmas?

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That's why Black Friday is so huge. It's a monster deep discount day masked as the day you can do all of your Christmas shopping. In all actuality, it's the day you pick up a new Blu-Ray player and couch.

Most of us would be outraged at what Black Friday is really all about but we really want to get that new 4K TV.


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