COMMACK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Two-thirds of American consumers plan to hit the stores next week for Black Friday with one mission — big savings.
CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff has a line on the items that will have the biggest discounts.
Debbie Mirando said she has her Black Friday plan all mapped out.
“We will be out we figure around 8 o’clock Thanksgiving night. We plan to hit up Target, Home Depot,” Mirando said.
But think again. The financial social network WalletHub surveyed the top U.S. retailers and 5,500 items, with surprising results.
The deepest discounts are found in the jewelry department, with an average 58 percent off, while electronics and computers are the least discounted: an average of 30 percent off.
Gusoff spoke with WalletHub’s CEO, Odysseas Papadimitriou, via skype on Thursday.
“It is important to spend their money on categories, items that are discounted much more heavily than they are any other time of the year,” Papadimitriou said.
Books, movies and music get big markdowns — on average 52 percent off — while apparel gets 48 percent off and furniture around 46 percent off, Gusoff reported.