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Black Friday deals to avoid

Shoppers can get their hands on Black Friday deals earlier than ever this year. Many stores are opening their doors Thursday evening. But it may be better to hold off buying certain items. Here's a list of what shopping experts say not to buy.

Clothing

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It's hard not to make a beeline for the "50% off today" sign next to the winter coat or boots you've been eyeing. But the crowded shopping day is not the time to snap them up.

Hana Ben-Shabat, a retail partner at consultant A.T. Kearney, says clothes and shoes are usually discounted even further as the holiday season wears on because stores have to gear up for a change in seasons.

- Last updated November 21 2012 10:47 AM ET

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