5 purchases to avoid making on Black Friday

Black Friday is the perfect time to get a jump start on your holiday shopping.

Most of the sales are unbeatable, and you’ll likely need to save all the pennies you can around the most expensive time of the year.

But before you head out to the crowded malls, just be aware that not everything is best bought on Black Friday.

For instance, you’ll want to avoid buying furniture. You won’t get a deal any better than what’s offered year-round. You’ll get a better deal around “back to school” season.

You’ll also want to skip buying a TV. Sure, electronics stores are boasting great deals on huge TVs – but these are usually only applicable to lower end brands.

RELATED: Before you step out the house, check out the major stores that will be closed on Thanksgiving and Black Friday: 

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Stores that will be closed for Thanksgiving, Black Friday 2017

REI

-Closed on Thanksgiving & Black Friday

(Photo by Robert Alexander/Getty Images)

Costco 

-Closed on Thanksgiving

Crate & Barrel

-Closed on Thanksgiving

Home Depot

-Closed on Thanksgiving

IKEA

-Closed on Thanksgiving

Marshalls 

-Closed on Thanksgiving

Lowe's

-Closed on Thanksgiving

Cabela's

-Closed on Thanksgiving

Neiman Marcus

-Closed on Thanksgiving

Petco

-Closed on Thanksgiving

TJ Maxx

-Closed on Thanksgiving

A.C. Moore

-Closed on Thanksgiving

ABT Electronics

-Closed on Thanksgiving

BJ's Wholesale Club

-Closed on Thanksgiving

Burlington Coat Factory

-Closed on Thanksgiving

Cost Plus World Market

-Closed on Thanksgiving

DSW

-Closed on Thanksgiving

Guitar Center

-Closed on Thanksgiving

H&M

-Closed on Thanksgiving

HomeGoods

-Closed on Thanksgiving

Apple

-Closed on Thanksgiving

Half Price Books 

-Closed on Thanksgiving

(Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

Hobby Lobby

-Closed on Thanksgiving

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Jo-Ann Stores

-Closed on Thanksgiving

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Nordstrom

-Closed on Thanksgiving

(REUTERS/Rick Wilking)

Nordstrom Rack

-Closed on Thanksgiving

(REUTERS/Brendan McDermid)

Office Depot 

-Closed on Thanksgiving

(REUTERS/Mike Blake)

OfficeMax 

-Closed on Thanksgiving

(Getty)

Pier 1 Imports

-Closed on Thanksgiving

(Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Jos. A. Bank 

-Closed on Thanksgiving

(Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

P.C. Richard & Son

-Closed on Thanksgiving

(Photo by Jb Reed/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Party City 

-Closed on Thanksgiving

Patagonia

-Closed on Thanksgiving

(Photo by Robert Alexander/Getty Images)

Publix 

-Closed on Thanksgiving

(Getty)

West Marine

-Closed on Thanksgiving

(Photo by John Patriquin/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)

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If you’re looking for deals on travel, Black Friday is certainly not the day. Prices tend to be higher around the holidays, and the day after Thanksgiving is no exception.

Diamonds do always make a great gift, but not necessarily always a great buy on Black Friday. You get what you pay for when it comes to high-end jewels. You will likely either be paying the same price you would year-round, or will be sold a lower quality item.

And finally – if you can, hold off on buying your Christmas décor. Yes, the passing of Thanksgiving marks the first day it’s socially acceptable to decorate for Christmas, but you won’t get the best deal on Black Friday. It’s best to stock up in January, just after the holiday ends and stores slash the prices.

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