The deals are plentiful and really good on Labor Day weekend for things like Cars (with the 2019 models moving in, 2018 models will drop in price), Mattresses, Summer Clothes, Outdoor Furniture, and Grills. But there are some things you want to avoid buying this weekend if you want the absolute best deal. CBS News gathered research from BestBlackFriday.com and found that Fall Clothing, TVs, Video Games, Toys, and Most Electronics are no-nos this weekend.
5 categories to avoid according to BestBlackFriday.com
Fall clothing: Consumers are generally looking for warmer apparel, so retailers aren't cutting prices on sweaters and other fall items. It's best to wait until Black Friday to buy fall clothing, Dengler said.
TVs: Even though Labor Day TV deals "are not horrible," you'll get better prices during Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Dengler noted.
Video games: You can find some discounts over Labor Day, but like with TVs, the big sales will roll around in time for the holiday shopping season. Black Friday deals could include gift cards included with the Nintendo Switch and $50 off the Xbox One X, BestBlackFriday.com predicts.
Toys: While not a big seller around Labor Day, some playthings may be on sale. But retailers tend to cut prices even deeper before the holidays, especially in December, Dengler said.
Most electronics: Computers will offer a few bargains, such as Dell taking up to 50 percent off laptops and desktop computers, which Dengler said is "a solid deal." Yet it's best to wait until Black Friday and Cyber Monday, when you'll have a bigger selection of products on markdown, BestBlackFriday.com said.
I'm actually looking at cars this weekend for my husband (we're thinking of going electric for his crazy commute). Are you going shopping this weekend? What do you intend to buy?