Groupon’s Already Offering Black Friday Deals! Find Out Whether They’re Worth Your While…
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You probably haven’t purchased your turkey yet, but retailers are already starting their holiday sales.
Amazon launched their Black Friday deals site yesterday, and today we’ve learned about another sale: From now until Friday, Nov. 13, Groupon is offering Black Friday online deals with “12 Days of Doorbusters.”
The best thing about these doorbusters? No early alarms or long lines: You can score all the deals from behind your laptop.
Are Groupon’s Doorbusters a Good Deal?
Though all of the prices on Groupon are already discounted, many of the Doorbusters deals help you save up to $10 more. These additional discounts change each day, so if you see an item (and price) you like, act quickly.
To determine whether the deals are worth your while, we checked into a few:
Beats Solo HD Drenched Headphones with Mic: $99.99
Time to rock out! Most other sites list these for $119.95, so it’s not a 44% discount like Groupon claims, but it’s still a great price for a new pair. You’d save $20!
Our rating: Grab this deal
Little Giant 17-Ft. Multi-Use Ladder with Ladder Rack: $169.99
Need a ladder to hang your Christmas lights? With the extra $10 discount offered today, this is a pretty good deal.
The next cheapest price we found was $197 — on Overstock, which doesn't charge sales tax in most states. Even when taking that into account, though, you'd still save around $15 by buying it on Groupon.
Our rating: Grab this deal
NFL Sheer Chevron Infinity Scarf: $16.99
These scarves would be a great gift for any NFL fan, but don’t tackle this deal. The price is similar to what many other websites offer, even when you take into account the limited-time $7 discount.
Our rating: Skip this deal
As with all online shopping, we urge you to do your research before clicking purchase.
Just because something’s listed as a “doorbuster” doesn’t mean it’s an awesome deal — but with a little sleuthing, you might find some really good prices on Groupon over the next few weeks!
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Your Turn: Which of these Groupon deals looks most appealing to you?
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Susan Shain, senior writer for The Penny Hoarder, is always seeking adventure on a budget. Visit her blog at susanshain.com, or say hi on Twitter @susan_shain.