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Best Time To Buy: You don't have to wait until after Thanksgiving to get good deals

Paul Poirier shops for sales at Target on Black Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, in Wilmington, Mass. Stores open their doors Friday for what is still one of the busiest days of the year, even as the start of the holiday season edges ever earlier. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Many of you may already be dusting off your track shoes and limbering up for the big race to the malls at the end of the month to catch those Black Friday bargains hold on. You don’t have to wait to get a deal.

Retail expert, professional shopper and blogger Trae Bodge of slickdeals.net says stores are trying to lure you in NOW.

"There are only so many pieces of the pie. Consumers only have but so much to spend," said Bodge. "So retailers are going to try to entice you to buy now rather than later to get your business."

There are some great prices now on certain items you might not find on those two huge sales days after Thanksgiving.

Bodge says if you keep your eyes open, you'll find 30 to 70 percent discounts on fall clothing and shoes this month as retailers are trying to move out the fall attire and move in winter apparel.

As for electronics, while T.V.'s are deeply discounted Black Friday or Cyber Monday, you will see some teaser deals leading up to that.

7 On Your Side has learned that Black Friday T.V. sales are mainly reserved for sets that are normally moderately priced. The higher end T.V. sets are on sale now, and they won’t be discounted on Black Friday. So, when you see a price you love, jump on it.

While you're in the T.V. store, check out the sales on the electronics aisle we're talking about video game consoles, phones, phone accessories, laptops and tablets.

Once we get to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we'll see sales on practically everything.

Here's a tip one day is no better than the other to shop. It's all about if you want to join the crowds at the store or shop at home online.

One more thing for the weekend after Thanksgiving, Bodge says, “Brick and mortar retail is still trying to stay relevant so what we will be seeing is some fun special deals that will be happening in stores only.”

This story has been updated Monday, Nov. 5, 2018

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