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As we find out about Black Friday 2018 deals, as well as deals and Best Buys for the full holiday season, we will tell you about them here.  Please check back often as we expect that Black Friday and holiday season deals will be announced daily.  The 2018 retail and shopping environment is very competitive this holiday season and you can expect discounts. We might see discounts as soon as the 2018 holiday shopping season officially begins on Thanksgiving Day. As has become the pattern in recent years, many of the big retailers will be open Thankgiving Day.

The shopping day after Thanksgiving is called "Black Friday" because traditionally retailers see their books turn into the black -- or become profitable -- with the start of the holiday shopping season.  Some retail employees call it "Black Friday" because of the huge work load they face and while store owners cherish the crowds, their employees dread the crowds.

And for consumers, Black Friday has become a day for special deals to kick off the holiday shopping period.  But in recent years we have seen ever bigger discounts and sometimes the biggest discounts of the year on the weekend before Christmas.  And thanks to the growth of the Internet, sometimes you will find bigger discounts on company websites that never show up in their brick and mortar stores including on Cyber Monday which is the Monday after Thanksgiving.


Visions in Furniture in La Mirada is having a sale on Ashley Furniture including living room, dining room and mattresses. Mention our Best Buys Show for free local delivery. For more information and for the address and phone number please see our "Furniture / Visions In Furniture" page.



There's a special on European designed women's winter and ski jackets with real fur collars priced at only $79.99 and these come in both waist length and full length in various sizes and six fashion colors. These are the high-end jackets for a ritzy look and several hundred are available. You want these! For more information see our "Ski and Snowboard Equipment and Clothes" page. 


Dentistry @ Its Finest in Costa Mesa is offering a holiday special on braces. For $3495, regular price is $4999, you get straight teeth in as little as 18 months. This is for standard braces. You can upgrade to clear braces for only $700 more and that's a savings of $1,500. Mention our Best Buys TV Show to get this holiday special. It expires on December 15th and if you want a holiday gift that really matters this is it. Call 714-540-5511 and use your dental benefits before they expire.


The Remodeling Guys in Woodland Hills is offering these specials for one week only: If you buy ten windows for your home you will get two more free. You can also have a new roof installed in five days with a 25-year warranty. You must mention our Best Buys TV Show to get special prices. For more about the Remodeling Guys including their store address please click here.

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You will find these deals: save 20-40% on Select Tumi Luggage, Business Cases, Backpacks and Wallets.  Choose from Alpha 2, Merge, Voyager and Alpha Bravo.


You will save $50 for every $350 spent on current Briggs & Riley Travelware.  Choose from Baseline, Transcend, Sympatico, @ Work, Kinzie Street, BRX.    And, save 20% on discontinued @Work and Torq.


And there are specials on Travelpro, Samsonite, Delsey and more. They also offer FREE monograming on leather goods purchased from them and FREE giftwrapping too. The store is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 6pm and on Sunday from 11am to 5pm. To view their holiday catalog click here.


Lazar's Luggage Superstore
14528 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Toll Free 877-728-3660
Phone      818-784-1355


Are you making your holiday list? Of all the Black Friday tips, having a shopping list is #1. If you don't have a list you run the risk of impulse buying and when emotion takes over you can make the mistake of paying too much and buying the wrong items. So make a list and as Santa says, check it twice.


Look for financing is tip #2. It's getting easier to get financing now for major purchases. Several companies featured on our Best Buys TV Shows offer financing deals while others offer layaway deals.


Tip #3 is to start looking now for big ticket items. Big ticket items include appliances, furniture, jewelry, electronics and anything bigger or more expensive than a breadbox. If you start looking now you'll have the extra advantage of getting the best price because you won't be rushed to make a purchase at the last minute. When you start looking early, you can also ask the stores about their inventory and when they are likely to have a sale. Some stores might be in short supply of certain items and perhaps you need to get on a waiting list now. Some stores might tip you off that their best price will be on the last Saturday before Christmas and not on Black Friday. In the case of jewelry, you might need to have special pieces designed or sized.

Here on our new media website "Moneyman" Alan Mendelson who is the original Best Deals TV Show reporter on KCAL9 and consumer advocate, shows you the best deals on TV, and the best buys, bargains and where savvy shoppers go to save, and how to get the most for "your money" with the best of Los Angeles, Orange County, Ventura County, Riverside County and San Bernardino County.  Our Best Buys TV Show has the best TV deals and is the only regularly scheduled weekly best deals TV show in Southern California.  We show you the best buys and best deals on TV and more deals and bargains on and and watch for our Las Vegas TV show Vegas Best Buys.  Some of the content can come from paid advertising and from our advertiser paid TV infomercial programs.  The Best Buys TV Show is a paid infomercial program which may also include news and information which is not sponsored or paid for by advertisers. has the highest ranking among competitive sites in Southern California according to the independent website ranking companies and and our Best Buys TV Show is the most watched shopping and consumer information show in Southern California.

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