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90% of This Year's Black Friday Ads Have the Exact Same Items and Prices As Last Year's Black Friday Ads

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It's not always super door buster TV deals that are better and even cheaper than last year, a lot of times big box stores sell the same exact items for the same exact price. Hell, sometimes they even charge more. NerdWallet took a look at Black Friday Ads and found some interesting stuff.

NerdWallet took a look at 22 Black Friday ad scans and found that 20 of them had at least one product at the same exact price as 2011's Black Friday ads. They're not the big ticket items like TVs or laptops but you could find printers and external hard drives that have been the same two years running. Basically, you don't have to toss in items into your cart this year just because it's Black Friday—those prices will come back.


On top of the duplication of deals, NerdWallet found that the median item price at Wal-Mart, Target and Best Buy have all increased. Check out more about the analysis of 2012 Black Friday ads here. [Nerd Wallet via Consumerist]