What to Buy in November (and What to Avoid!)

You may not be in the holiday spirit yet, but “Black November” is here, and that means sales and deals galore. Everywhere you turn, you’re going to see promotional announcements from every retailer imaginable and those announcements will snowball as the month progresses. To avoid sale overload, make your gift list, set your budget and focus on the categories that will be the most deeply discounted this month, like electronics, TV’s and fall apparel. Here’s what to buy in November (and what to avoid). 

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Electronics

With the recent release of the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR, we can expect the cost of older models to decrease especially closer to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Early in the month, we’re seeing deals on phone accessories and you’ll also find discounts on laptops, tablets, video gaming consoles and smart watches. Because items in the electronics category can be higher ticket, set deal alerts on Slickdeals.net so you’ll be notified when the items you are seeking go on sale.

November Deals on Electronics

Gamestop: 1TB Xbox One X Console + Fallout 76 + Red Dead Redemption 2 (Pre-Order; Bundle to be released on 10/26)

Walmart: Multiple Laptops (HP, Samsung Chromebook) and HP OMEN Display on Clearance at Walmart (while supplies last) and save up to 38% off select MP3 players through 11/14

Office Depot/Office Max: $10 off when you purchase 2 Echo Dot 2nd Gen with code 99458324. Valid through 11/17

Monoprice: 6’ Monoprice Shoe String Apple MFi Certified Lightning Cables 3 for $12 with code SHOE3 OR 2 for $10 with code SHOE6

Amazon: Aukey Bluetooth Hands-free Car Kit + 3-Port USB Car Charger & Mic $13 + Free Shipping

Best Buy: Receive $100 gift card with order of Xbox One console (X or S) and QLED Samsung TV and free Echo Dot (3rd Gen) with select Ring Video Doorbells, through 12/31

TVs

You probably know by now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are prime times for TV sales. We will see some teaser deals throughout the month, so keep your eyes peeled for anything jaw-droppingly low. Otherwise, wait until Black Friday/Cyber Monday for the deepest deals.

November Deals on TVs

Dell: VIZIO 40 Inch LED Smart TV (D40F-G9) Full HD TV for $229.98 + Free Shipping + $75 Dell Promo Gift Card Also available at Walmart for $198 (in-store only; no shipping available)

Walmart: 50″ Sceptre 1080p LED HDTV for $199.99 + Free Shipping

Costco: Select Samsung 4K Smart UHD QLED LCD TVs starting at $999.99 + Free Shipping

Best Buy: Top TV & Home Theater Deals

Apparel

As always, there will be category-wide, and sometimes sitewide discounts on fall apparel, and sometimes the discounts will be clearance-level. Savings on winter clothing will be spare – wait until December and January for those. 

November Deals on Apparel

Macy’s: Ultimate Shopping Event 11/4 – 11/6.  30% off your favorite brands with code EVENT. Friends & Family Sale (11/29 – 12/10): 30% off Tommy Hilfiger with code FRIEND

Ann Taylor: 50% off select jewelry with code FALLCOLORS (until supplies last)

Abercrombie & Fitch: For a limited time, 50% off throughout the store, 50% off jeans, and 15% off $100 online exclusive with code 11747 (online exclusive!)

Sears: Shop Your Way members who spend $50+ on qualifying purchases get $50 cash back in points in 2 equal installments. Expires 11/3

Zara: Special price clothing for women (select styles)

Merrell: Extra 30% off select styles w/ code FALLFAVORITES30. Expires 11/30

American Eagle: For a limited time, BOGO 50% off all jeans & joggers, and receive 30% Off 5+ AE or Tailgate Items, 25% off 4, or 20% off 3 w/ code BIGDEAL

Gap: Up t 67% off select jeans through 11/8 and up to 60% off men’s tees and polos through 11/15

Target: Save 20% off kids’ graphic tees and leggings through 11/5

What Not to Buy in November

Furniture

The savings in this category are at their highest in December and January, due to the shipment of new models in February.

Holiday Decor

If you can hold off until next month, do.  Stores like Hobby Lobby, Kmart, and Macy’s will be anxious to clear space, so the discounts will deepen throughout the month, reaching clearance levels right after the holiday. 

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