Attention bargain shoppers: November is finally here

Yahoo Shopping

November is the time to get a deal on your bridal gown

November is a great month for bargain hunters. Everyone knows many items hit their lowest price points this month around Black Friday. That doesn't mean this is the best month to buy everythingwe'll also let you know what not to buy this month – but the shopping season is truly upon us.

Let's go:











Luster Pro Light

Are your teeth ready for the holidays?

The family is on their way. The office parties are looming. You're about to pose for more pictures than at any other time of the year. Why not do a little something for yourself while shopping for others and make sure those pearly whites are as pearly white as possible?

Try the Luster Pro Light system, a bargain at $43.99. There are a lot of brands on the market that make amazing promises – you see them on store shelves everywhere. We picked Luster because it works. Featured in magazines such as "Allure" and "Woman's Day," the Luster system visibly whitens teeth in as little as 30 minutes, works two times faster than strips and trays, and features the same light-activated whitening technology found in dental offices.

The kit includes a gentle, cleaning mouth rinse to pre-treat teeth and a whitening gel with active dental peroxide to whiten surface and deep stains.

Time to buy cookware

"Rarely do 'need' and 'best time to buy' so perfectly coalesce. As you prepare to knock the socks off the in-laws this Thanksgiving with an impressive feast, you may discover that there are some holes in your arsenal of cookware," writes DealNews.

"Luckily we saw double the number of Editors' Choice cookware deals in November last year, when compared to most other months. This trend for 'best of the year' prices on cookware held steady through December. However, November specifically sees the greatest number of cookware deals period: in 2012, there were 41% more deals in November than October. Get your mitts on cookware and cutlery sets, bakeware, small appliances, and more."

Big tools and hardware deals

Winter brings good buys on tools, especially with the Black Friday sales that are headed your way. "In fact, 30% of the tool deals during Black Friday were marked Editors' Choice last year, which is more than double the amount of deals in September and October. Keep an eye out for significant discounts on drills, wrenches, socket sets, tool storage, and more." If you're shopping online, check to see if these items are only be available for in-store pickup.


iPad 2

Say no to the iPad 2 (and maybe the iPad Mini with Retina)

"When Apple announced its new iPad lineup, many people were shocked to not only learn that the iPad 2 will live to see another day, but that it will continue to be priced at $399. That's also the same price as the new iPad mini, which comes revved up with improved specs and a Retina screen. As it turns out though, resellers have been slashing the price on the newly-discontinued iPad 4 to $399 as well recently, and we expect that to continue. Given the fact that the iPad 4 is only a year old and features a Retina screen, the iPad 4 may offer a better value than both the iPad 2 and the iPad mini because it provides both the larger screen size and the high-end resolution."

Say yes to iPad 4 deals and Apple reseller discounts

Apple fans who heed the above warning should look for iPad 4 deals this month that fall to about $399. This is also a decent month for Apple products across the board, if you shop in the right place. "Year after year, Apple takes 5% to 10% off iPads, iPods, MacBooks, and iMacs during the Apple Black Friday sale, however third-party merchants usually undercut Apple's small discounts with greater promotions."

Look for promotions on the Google Nexus 7 and Windows Tablets

Since most of the popular models are already cheap, there hasn't typically been a wealth Black Friday tablet deals in November. "The Amazon Kindle Fire line, for example, can hardly get much cheaper, especially since the HD model now costs a mere $139. That said, there's a chance that the current-generation 16GB Google Nexus 7 will drop to $200, since it debuted at a higher price point this year. Additionally, we're predicting that Microsoft's Surface tablets might be primed for Black Friday promotions, since the first generation has already seen several price cuts this year. To date, the Microsoft Surface 32GB Windows RT Tablet has fallen to as low as $314, while the Pro has been as low as $699."

Winter apparel

The good and bad on winter apparel

Last month we wrote that winter season apparel items will likely see their greatest sales beginning in January. However, last year, a number of apparel stores offered their best online coupons of the year in the weeks leading up to (and around) Black Friday — and most stacked with existing sales and markdowns. "So if you can't wait until the clearance sales in January, then the 'best of the year' coupons during Black Friday apparel sales will at least slash 30% to 50% off, with some reaching even higher discounts."

Wedding dress discounts

"According to the author of "Bridal Bargains," November and December are excellent months to shop for a wedding dress, because there's a decrease in demand during the holidays; women just aren't interested in shopping for a dress during this typically busy season, which means you have ample opportunity to bargain with the boutique — if you're willing to haggle, that is."

Toys : Yes and no

You're likely to be shopping a lot this month, especially for holiday items. For some of you this includes toys. "However, the best time to get greatest discounts on toys for the holidays is during the middle of the month, or the second week of December. That said, you'll still see Black Friday toy discounts of up to 50% and up to 75% off video games, making the shopping holiday not too shabby if you'd rather get the kids' gifts settled early. Just keep in mind that the most significant price cuts on video games this year will be for older-generation consoles; at best we might see mild "buy one get one" offers for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One video game titles."

This is the month to snag that big screen

Now's the time to buy that HDTV

Every month seems like a great month to buy HDTVs. They keep getting cheaper, and this month you'll be bombarded with HDTV deals. The majority of the deals could be rock bottom, but not every deal you come across will be worth your time.

"If you have your eyes set on a premium, name-brand HDTV, then November isn't your month. You're better off waiting until December, January, and early February when deals on these TVs are traditionally lower. This is due to the fact that 2014 TVs will be announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in early January, which causes retailers to clear inventory of 2013 TVs at the start of the new year."

Take the low road, if you will, and look for off-brand TVs in the 42" to 55" categories, which will fall to new price lows. The best values will be in the 46" to 55" range – 42" TVs can't get any cheaper than they have in previous years – and 32" sets are usually cheaper in September. "We expect to see off-brand 46" and 47" sets in the $269 range and off-brand 55" sets in the $425 range. But keep in mind that off-brand 55" TVs will soon cost the same as name-brand 55" 3D HDTVs. Basically that means if you play your cards right, you could snag a 55" 3D name-brand TV will all the bells and whistles of a modern TV for almost the same price as an off-brand 55" TV, which typically has no added features."

Forget Haswell, Ivy Bridge will be on fire

"If there's one type of laptop you need to buy this month, it's an Ivy Bridge-based laptop. Now that Intel's Haswell processor has been out for quite some time, Ivy Bridge is ripe for the bargain bin. But unlike most bargain laptops, which choke at the mere mention of HD video, the majority of Ivy Bridge laptops still run smoothly with enough power for anything you throw their way."

A basic 15" Core i5 Ivy Bridge systems (with the standard 4GB of RAM and at least a 500GB hard drive) could drop to as low as $285 this month. By comparison, a Core i5 Haswell laptop will most likely cost at least $399.

"If you just want a laptop with enough power for barebones tasks like basic web browsing, then look for AMD-based systems as they could drop even lower. A 15" quad-core AMD system, for example, could fall to $250 as such configurations already have dropped in price in both September and October of this year. Dual-core AMD systems have even hit $205 so far, and we expect these notebooks (along with Intel Celeron and Pentium systems) to drop to $170 this Black Friday."

Have any deal tips for us? Share it with us in the comments below or connect on Twitter @yahooshopping

Sorry you didn't like this comment. Please provide a reason below.

Are you sure?
Rating failed. Try again.
Request failed. Try again.
We will promote constructive and witty comments to the top, so everyone sees them!
Sorry, we can’t load comments right now. Try again.

    Recommended for You

    • FBI searches for teen feared to have been abducted, gang-raped and fed to alligators

      The FBI have searched a remote rural location hoping to find clues about the disappearance of a 17-year-old girl who was allegedly abducted, gang-raped, shot and then fed to alligators. The bureau was searching a rural area of South Carolina on Friday (24 March) in connection to the disappearance of Brittannee Drexel, which occurred almost eight years ago. Last summer Taquan Brown, who is serving 25 years for an unrelated manslaughter case, testified that Drexel was abducted, gang-raped and then shot dead when she tried to escape in 2009.

      International Business Times
    • Shaffer: Trump Wiretapping Case Exponentially 'Worse Than Watergate'

      Former CIA officer Col. Tony Shaffer said the basics of President Trump's claim to have been "wiretapped" are likely true, and that the incident is "worse than Watergate." Noting it has been exactly two weeks since Trump tweeted that President Obama wiretapped his namesake tower, Shaffer said the "basic fundamental idea and claim is true." He said that Trump was not physically wiretapped, with a wire into his phone, and it may not have physically been Trump Tower, but his campaign apparatus instead. Shaffer said that due to the simplicity required to "mask" an American's name during an incidental wiretap, that the leak of Gen. Michael Flynn's name was "accidental on purpose." "Clearly they were

      Fox News Insider q
    • Christina El Moussa faces fans fury for 'inappropriate' bikini photo with daughter: 'What mother does this?'

      Flip Or Flop co-host Christina El Moussa has landed in hot water over a recent Instagram picture. Fans of the reality TV star flipped after she shared a bikini-clad picture with her seven-year-old daughter Taylor, and took to the picture-sharing site to criticise her "sickening ways". "Welcome to the family!!" the El Moussa matriarch had captioned the adorable picture celebrating the arrival of the newest member of the family – a French bulldog named Cashie.

      International Business Times
    • PHOTO: LeBron James wanted to wear tinted glasses vs. Wizards before NBA didn't approve

      LeBron James was cleared to play against the Wizards despite dealing with a scratched cornea, but wanted to wear tinted glasses to protect his eyes both from contact and light. The NBA then stepped in and said he couldn't do that. Unfortunately that robbed all of us from watching LeBron play basketball while looking like a NASCAR driver.

      Comcast SportsNet Mid Atlantic q
    • Angry over U.S. healthcare fail, Trump voters spare him blame

      By Letitia Stein NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (Reuters) - The day after the flaming out of U.S. President Donald Trump's first major legislative initiative, his supporters across America were lashing out - at conservatives, at Democrats, at leaders of his Republican Party in Congress. "Being a businessman, he'll not take 'no' for an answer," said Tony Nappi, a 71-year-old from Trinity, Florida, one of the many disappointed Republicans on his weekend softball team. "He'll get the job done." Support for Trump appeared unflagging, from the playing fields of a Republican stronghold in central Florida to the small town diners of North Carolina, the suburbs of Arkansas and the streets of working-class Staten Island in New York City.

      Reuters
    • Everything You Need to Copy Meghan Markle's Chic Style (11 photos)

      Everything You Need to Copy Meghan Markle's Style

      People
    • Ask Amy: My husband told me to ‘get over it,’ so here’s my plan

      DEAR AMY: I have been married for 33 years. I love my husband, but I have totally enabled him — to the point where I am now feeling abused. For instance, this morning, he was in a minor car accident. Through my business relationships, I have an excellent contact in the repair business, and so I kindly took his car in, gave him mine to use in the interim and picked up the rental. I asked him to drive the rental so I could have my car back, and he refused. I told him I felt used. He basically said I should get over it. Because of my family background and decades of behaving this way, I am now at the point where I feel incredibly put upon because of all of the expectations, as well as the total

      MercuryNews.com q
    • Astronaut who walked on moon says he knows the truth about aliens

      He was an astronaut on the second manned mission to the moon and the fourth man to walk on its surface. Alan Bean, 85, is one of only 12 people to have taken “one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind” on the moon. The lunar module pilot was one of three crew members onboard Apollo 12 who walked on the moon 10 days after it launched on Nov. 14, 1969. The crew’s primary mission objectives included an extensive series of lunar exploration tasks by the lunar module and the deployment of the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package to be left on the moon’s surface to gather seismic, scientific and engineering data. Bean has logged 1,671 hours and 45 minutes in space — 10 hours and 26

      New York Post q
    • This woman wins Mom of the Year award for her response to her daughter’s failing math grade

      Moms have been around since the dawn of time but they still manage to surprise us with their heroism. For example, when…

      Hello Giggles
    • Mariah Carey Goes Braless in Sheer Lace-Up Dress While Out: Pic!

      She enjoyed a solo night out on Thursday.

      Entertainment Tonight
    • Beyoncé, Blue Ivy and Jay Z Roll in Style to Family Lunch

      This is how the Knowles-Carter family rolls! On Friday, Jay-Z took his favorite ladies out to lunch—the group including pregnant wife Beyoncé, their 5-year-old daughter Blue Ivy and his mother, Gloria Carter. Accompanied by security guards, they dined at the Gjelina restaurant in Venice, California, one of their favorite eateries, E! News has learned exclusively. And they certainly made an entrance: Bey, who wore a boho-style hat and dress, was spotted in one of the entourage's three Escalades, while Jay drove a Tesla and his mother rode with him.

      E! Online q
    • ‘Flip or Flop’ Star Christina El Moussa Not Dating NHL Player Nate Thompson, Spokeswoman Says

      “Flip or Flop” star Christina El Moussa is not dating NHL player Nate Thompson, despite reports to the contrary. Amid E! Online’s report Friday that the HGTV personality has been dating the Anaheim Ducks player for “about a month,” a representative for El Moussa says that the two are mere puck buddies. “They are just friends,” the spokeswoman told TheWrap.

      The Wrap
    • LaVar Ball Crying Jordan memes and trolling surface after UCLA's loss to Kentucky

      As soon as LaVar Ball, the loud-mouthed father of UCLA star Lonzo Ball, started tearing up during UCLA’s eventual 86-75 loss to Kentucky on Friday, fans had to know that the memes were coming. Almost time to get those LaVar Ball crying jordan memes out

      The Dagger
    • Canada man's last name ruled too 'misogynistic' for license plate by DOT

      The plate spells out a driver's last name, but that did not stop the Department of Transportation from canceling the plate.

      WABC – NY
    • The buck stops with Trump

      Donald Trump sat in the Oval Office on Friday evening in an unfamiliar position -- having to own failure. Fittingly perhaps, Trump addressed his failure from behind a desk in the Oval Office. Trump was not ready to take quite that much ownership, although he did profess to be "a little surprised" by the plan's failure.

      AFP
    • I saved $100,000 while making $30,000 a year—here are my top 5 money-saving tips

      After minimizing bad choices and maximizing good fortune, I was able to buy an apartment in NYC.

      CNBC
    • Nasa astronaut Alan Bean: Aliens exist, but they haven't visited Earth yet

      Former Nasa astronaut Alan Bean has said he does not think an advanced alien civilisation has ever visited Earth – because if they had they would have made contact.

      International Business Times
    • Op-Ed: Trump and the GOP should face it: There's only one option left to fix health care

      Ryan will never convince conservatives to play ball on health care. Here's his only option, says consultant Robert Laszewski.

      CNBC.com q
    • Divorce: A Harvard Study Says This Can Crush Your Marriage

      A Harvard study has been able to peg the single factor behind many cases of divorce and broken marriages in America: having a job.

      The Cheat Sheet q
    • 'Power Rangers' director breaks down mid-credits scene

      Power Rangers director on mid-credits scene

      Entertainment Weekly