Shopping deals: What to buy in November

- Shopping in November is great because you can find lots of deals throughout the month, according to Trae Bodge, a smart shopping expert with Slickdeals.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the big shopping days at the end of November, but if you hold off until then, you might miss some great sales.

Trae says electronics, televisions, and apparel are three big things are on sale throughout November.

Fall apparel, in particular, is very deeply discounted right now.

Banana Republic Friends and Family and The Gap Friends and Family sales will give you 40 percent off through November 6; the Gap also has free shipping.

Merrell has 30 percent off select shoes all month with the code: FALLFAVORITES30.

Look for 30 percent off during Macy's Ultimate Shopping Event November 4–6. Macy's Friends and Family will give you 30 percent off starting November 29.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are typically the best time to shop for televisions, but some TVs are on sale already. Trae is seeing teaser deals earlier in the month, especially from Walmart and Best Buy, so take a look. If you see something exciting, especially if it's a model that you're interested in, Trae says buying now may be worth it.

Dell has the LG 49-inch 4K HDR Smart LED UHDTV with AI on sale for $399 with free shipping plus a $100 Dell Promo Card.

Walmart has the 50-inch Sceptre 1080P LED HDTV for $200 with free shipping.

Electronics accessories are also on sale. Trae says is seeing good deals on cords, headphones, and Bluetooth speakers, which make great holiday gifts, at Monoprice.com and Amazon.com.

Not sure whether to shop now or wait? Set an alert.

Trae says Slickdeals has a dedicated Black Friday/Cyber Monday page that is a good base camp to figure out how you're going to do your shopping.

For bigger-ticket items, you can set deal alerts. If there's a specific television you want, for example, set an alert on Slickdeals and you'll get an email when it's time to buy.

Things to avoid this month include furniture, which will go on sale in December and January to make room for new inventory arriving in February, and holiday decor—the longer you wait, the better the deals will be.

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