Black Friday's Best Bests
Chaotic, cranky customers, long lines, too-early mornings, and cold temperatures can define Black Friday shopping. The reality, however, is that the official start of the holiday shopping season is more than just a gimmick. You can save real money if you're willing to brave the madness — just make sure the stuff you're buying is worth the adventure. Here are 30 product categories that will offer a pretty safe bet when it comes to slashed prices. For advice on what not to buy on the year's biggest sales weekend, check out 14 Things That Aren't Worth Buying on Black Friday.