The 7 worst things to buy in October

Black Friday, one of the biggest shopping holidays of the year, is quickly approaching -- and while October may have equally great holidays, there are a few items you should off on purchasing until November.

From TVs to the new Apple iPhones, take a look at the top products you shouldn't buy this month in the slideshow below: 

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ITEM:  TVs

WHEN TO BUY: During Black Friday

WHY:  We'll see the best prices of the year in November, with nearly half of TV offers being Staff Pick deals, which are the best deals we see. Expect to shop basic 32" units for $80, while 50" 4K TVs fall under $200.

Source: DealNews

ITEM:  Appliances

WHEN TO BUY: During Black Friday

WHY:  Expect to see the best appliance deals of the year at Home Depot and Lowe's; over half of our listed appliance deals last November were Staff Picks.

Source: DealNews

ITEM: Gift Cards

WHEN TO BUY: In December

WHY: In December, we'll see five times the number of gift card deals compared to October, and almost double what we expect to see around Black Friday.

Source: DealNews

ITEM:  iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max

WHEN TO BUY: Around Black Friday, or shop deals on the discontinued iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max instead

WHY:  We don't expect substantial discounts on unlocked models until around Black Friday.

Source: DealNews

ITEM: Laptops

WHEN TO BUY: During Black Friday

WHY:  Expect to see twice as many laptop deals in November compared to October, with around 40% of them marked as Staff Picks. Basic Chromebooks should start at $99, while entry-level 16" Dell laptops will sell for $200.

Source: DealNews

ITEM: Electronics

WHEN TO BUY: During Black Friday

WHY: Canon usually hosts its best sale of the year on Black Friday, while Amazon devices should match Prime Day offers.

Source: DealNews

ITEM: Winter Clothing

WHEN TO BUY: During Black Friday or postseason sales

WHY: During Black Friday, we'll see some of the best sitewide coupon offers of the year, which will apply to in-season winter apparel. Otherwise, wait until January's end-of-season sales.

Source: DealNews

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