Black Friday offers tantalizing steals, ranging from toys to smart-home gadgets. But, ‘tis the season to also be a critical shopper, as it’s not the optimal time for everything. It might be worth it to hold off on buying certain items.

The latest smartphones

The holidays aren’t the time you should be looking to buy a smartphone. Particularly the new iPhones, which just came out. It’s a no-brainer but don’t buy when the demand is hot. If you’re looking to buy a phone for a loved one — unless it’s a spouse or a child — know what you’re getting yourself into.

If you buy a smartphone as a gift, you’ll also be responsible for paying the recipient’s monthly bill.

Laptops

This holiday season is not an ideal time to search for the necessary tech for school or for work.

You’ll see some of the best laptop deals during back-to-school season or in the spring, when companies start to roll out their new models and slash prices on their older ones.

Heavy-duty winter wear

There’s wisdom in the idea that you should buy coats, hats and scarves when you’re least inclined — after winter. But, you won’t find the best deals on winter gear during Black Friday season.

SOUTH PORTLAND, ME – NOVEMBER 25 2016: Max Richardson, 17, of Cumberland, and Trinity Turcotte, 16, of Brunswick, wait in line to get into the store Victoria’s Secret’s Pink store just after midnight during Black Friday at the Maine Mall. (Brianna Soukup/Getty Images)

You’ll find tons of winter attire on clearance during January and February, and while it’s not as enticing, perhaps wait that extra month or two to toss your tattered winter coat and give yourself an upgrade. Maybe you can even snag an extra one with all the money saved.

Fitness equipment

Gyms are jam-packed in January, as motivated folks vow to shed their holiday weight and start the new year on the right foot. That means January is also the best month to buy fitness equipment as manufacturers are luring you in to buy dumbbells and elliptical machines.

Jewelry

While you may be eyeing that diamond ring for the perfect Christmas proposal, you’re unlikely to find it in the sale section.

The best time for deals on bling is after the holiday season — January and February — as retailers make a big push for Valentine’s Day.

Overall, Black Friday as a single day of shopping might be losing its luster. As KeyBanc points out, e-commerce is transforming “Black Friday” to a whole month of sales — “Black November.” You might be able to find some steals and deals all throughout the month — without having to deal with any human interaction and nuisances at all.

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Tiffany Gaines
Tiffany Gaines

Owner & Founder of Shared Success Global and Entertainment Industry Executive Tiffany Gaines, has been building a name for herself as a woman of integrity and professionalism for more than a decade. Currently wearing several hats in both the entertainment and hotel industries, she has soon preserved the highest levels of professional and personal ethics by maintaining a long-term stability in providing access to a network spectrum of quality entertainment sources to both sides of the business. She’s at present, the business manager for Curtis Young, Son of the Iconic Dr Dre and Executive Board of Director for Forever Young Legacy, LTD, while also holding several other positions such as the Business Manager for former drug Kingpin, now currently Amazon’s best seller/Author Freeway Rick Ross, Urban Pop sensation, singer/songwriter Myko of Rick Ross Music Group and Billboard charting, national recording artist and designer Christine Storm. In addition to management, she is the CEO of LRT Entertainment, Owner and Founder of SS (SHARED SUCCESS) Music Group/BLASIA’S ENTERTAINMENT LLC (A global online marketing agency/distribution company currently marketing and distributing for close to 4,000 artists worldwide), Label Manager for Rick Ross Music Group and Senior Director of Marketing for Monsta Squadd Global and the host of the Underground Over Mainstream Movement aimed at offering worldwide recognition to underground artists who deserve to be honored and recognized just as much as the next mainstream. With a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with an emphasis on Law and Society, she has proved herself not only as one with intelligence and skill, but also a serious determined business woman and entrepreneur. She currently represents a select few of international clientele in both Japan and China for those seeking to raise or re-position their public profile in the Entertainment Industry. In addition to her extensive resume, she is also a partner and International Hotel Broker for the National Hotels Association (A global network offering hotels at discounted wholesale rates holding contracts with over 750,000 hotels worldwide) servicing her entire platform of Artists, Producers, CEO’s, Label owners, promoters, booking agencies and corporate companies saving her clients up to 75% off retail prices online. Over the years, she has held many positions of the entertainment industry from both major to independent, vastly moving around this circle on various prestigious and exclusive levels. She’s an advocate speaker for the youth, supporter of charitable non-profit organizations and meaningful causes and above all gives every bit of the credit of her works to the Most-High.

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