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Which ‘Black Friday’ Sales Are Truly The Best? Expert Weighs In

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People shop at the Century City shopping mall in Los Angeles, California, for the day after Thanksgiving 'Black Friday' sales on November 26, 2010. Black Friday is traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year and kicks off the holiday shopping season for retailers.(GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

People shop at the Century City shopping mall in Los Angeles, California, for the day after Thanksgiving ‘Black Friday’ sales on November 26, 2010. Black Friday is traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year and kicks off the holiday shopping season for retailers.(GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO (CBS) – Black Friday ads are already leaking out on shopping websites.

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports on what we should and should not be buying the day after Thanksgiving.

Almost every Black Friday ad you’ll find on Thanksgiving is already featured on websites like dealnews.com. And shoppers are already making their lists.

Is this the time to buy a TV?

“For some people yes, and others, no,” says Lindsay Sakraida of dealnews.com.

Consumers can find a good deal on inexpensive models, she says.

But Sakraida says if you’re looking for a brand name such as Samsung or Sony, the best time to buy is in mid-December.

What about iPads? Sakraida says shoppers can expect deals on other computer tablets, but probably not the Apple version.

And if you’re looking for other Apple products, Sakraida recommends avoiding the Apple Store on Black Friday.

While the retailer may offer a 5 percent discount like it did last year, you’ll still find better Apple deals online at sites such as Amazon, Mac Connection and Mac Mall, Sakraida says.

Items you should add to your Black Friday list: laptops. You’ll find the best deals of the year.

Black Friday is not the time to buy toys, according to experts. Hundreds will be on sale, but they won’t be the lowest prices.

“You can get the best price closer to Christmas,” Sakraida says.

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