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15 Worst Things to Buy During the Holidays

Kiplinger Logo By Stacy Rapacon, Online Editor, Kiplinger.com of Kiplinger | Slide 1 of 16: It's all too easy to get caught up in the holiday shopping frenzy. Stores are blaring your favorite holiday tunes. Santa is camped out near the food court with a long line of kids waiting to take a photo. And retailers are trying their hardest to get you to spend by offering exclusive deals.In fact, nearly 165 million consumers shopped in-store and online over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in November, according to the National Retail Federation. The big draw? Prices were marked way down on many hot-ticket items including TVs and smart home devices, while discounts on a range of other gifts were nearly as enticing. However, die-hard bargain hunters know that if you plan ahead you can find even better deals on many of those same products at other times of the year.Enlisting the help of several shopping experts, we identified 15 product categories that holiday shoppers should steer clear of, because they'll be available for much less right after the holidays or in the months ahead. Take a look at the list of some of the worst things to buy during the holidays.SEE ALSO: 14 Best Costco Kirkland Products for the Holidays

Steer clear of these product categories

It's all too easy to get caught up in the holiday shopping frenzy. Stores are blaring your favorite holiday tunes. Santa is camped out near the food court with a long line of kids waiting to take a photo. And retailers are trying their hardest to get you to spend by offering exclusive deals.

In fact, nearly 165 million consumers shopped in-store and online over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in November, according to the National Retail Federation. The big draw? Prices were marked way down on many hot-ticket items including TVs and smart home devices, while discounts on a range of other gifts were nearly as enticing. However, die-hard bargain hunters know that if you plan ahead you can find even better deals on many of those same products at other times of the year.

Enlisting the help of several shopping experts, we identified 15 product categories that holiday shoppers should steer clear of, because they'll be available for much less right after the holidays or in the months ahead. Click ahead for a look at the list of some of the worst things to buy during the holidays.

SEE ALSO: 14 Best Costco Kirkland Products for the Holidays
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