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13 Worst Things to Buy During the Holidays

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It's easy to get lost in the blizzard of sales that hits every holiday season. Retailers hope to blow you away with promises of the lowest of prices and deepest of discounts. And while it is indeed one of the most wonderful times of year for many bargain-seekers, you may want to check your shopping list (twice) before plowing through stores. "Many people just assume Black Friday and before Christmas is the best time to buy everything, but it is not," says Eric Jones, co-owner of deals site BestBlackFriday.com.

That's part of why it's a good idea to keep your holiday shopping in mind all year long. Since you pretty much know who will be on your list for gift giving, you can come up with ideas for them at any time of year and pick up their gifts when you find a good deal — no matter when that might be. "If shoppers are savvy enough, they can time their spending throughout the calendar year so they hit as many of these sale seasons as possible, which can lead to big savings," says Courtney Jespersen, consumer savings expert at personal finance site NerdWallet.

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Here are 13 items that shopping experts say you will be better off purchasing at other times of the year.

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