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Black Friday is three short days away, and people began lining up LAST Friday to ensure they get all the best deals. While Black Friday can net you some major savings, many stores actually tend to recycle sales year after year, or offer products that are just about as good as the normal ones they have for sale on days when you’re not competing against an angry mob of people. To save you some time and money, here are a few quick tips. If you have an iOS device, download the Black Friday Survival Guide app, which shows you the latest deals from major stores so you can map out your plan of attack. Or, if you want to avoid crowds, remember that Amazon’s in the midst of an entire Black Friday week of deals, which means that you don’t even have to leave your house! Whatever your plan is, be safe and smart; no bargain is worth getting hurt – or hurting someone else – over.

Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Managing Partner at Palmer Advanced Media, a technology-focused strategic advisory practice that helps Fortune 500 companies and growth-stage companies with digital strategy, data science, marketing, branding, and business development. He is Fox 5 New York's on-air tech and digital media expert and a regular commentator on CNBC and CNN. @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.

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"Shelly Palmer Radio Report – November 20, 2012" by @ShellyPalmer