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Smart Shopping Tips for Black Friday

It’s almost here. If you listen hard enough, you can hear the sounds of cash registers and stampeding feet. But if you play it smart, you can take advantage of the deals without the crowds.

1. Arm Yourself With Apps Like Decide.

ABC News and the Perillos [bloggers for] were surprised to learn that online prices fluctuate hourly. The price of a Sony camera dropped three times — almost $50 — in the course of 12 hours.

At the store, the Perillos saw a digital camera they’d been considering. Using the Decide app, they scanned the barcode and then searched through thousands of pieces of information to see whether they should buy it now or wait for a lower price.

2. Click to Compare

A Tigger toy — at the top of the girls’ holiday list — that Sarah Perillo had found at Target for $39.99 was marked down to $28.99. Using an app called Red Laser, she scanned the bar code and found it for a lower price — $21. Because Target matches competitors’ online prices this year, Sarah Perillo took it home for $21.

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Source: ABC News