Are Black Friday sales really deals?

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DENVER - It's that time of year again, where anxious shoppers camp out all night in front of stores to get that holiday deal.

We're talking about Black Friday.  Before you rush out to the stores, how do you know what you're buying is really a steal of a deal?

Wallet Hub says eleven percent of Black Friday deals are the same as last year.  Experts say watch out for these so-called deals better known as derivative products.

"A derivative product is something that's discounted to make it look like it's a great discount, but it isn't necessarily something that you can't find elsewhere," says consumer expert Regina Conway with

Don't forget to check to make sure the store accepts returns, too.  You wouldn't wanna leave your significant other stuck with something that doesn't fit.

So whether you're in line or online, make sure what you're buying is a deal that's good as it sounds.


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