Why Black Friday is for suckers:
. . . the biggest worry on Black Friday is that you'll buy stuff you don't need. For retailers, that's the entire point of Black Friday—they're hoping that, in your quest for bargains, you'll buy an electric toothbrush or radio-controlled rubber rat just because it's on sale.
The author includes a list of "bargains" to be especially wary of, including e-book readers, netbooks and cheap inkjet printers. I'll probably do even more of my shopping online than I did last year, when I hardly set foot in a brick-and-mortar store. I don't swear that I always get better prices (though I think mostly I do). But one thing I avoid for sure is that desperate, "I just have to get away from this noisy, pushy crowd this very instant" purchase of so