It all depends on what you are looking for! And consumers really have to do their homework to know if they are in fact getting a good deal!
I know that when I am looking for an expensive electronics item or some other big ticket item--I watch sale circulars for a several months (since I prefer to pay cash or plan on paying off my credit card within 1-2 months), I read Consumer Reports, I search online for price ranges and read customer reviews. And IF it so happens the specific item I want is on sale and it is the best deal I've seen so far, I will likely buy it--otherwise, chances are that same item will be on sale again, and there will be TONS in inventory--as in AFTER Christmas! LOL :o)
at 3:20 PM on Nov. 27, 2009