(NECN/CNN) - The deals are already out there. Some retailers touting better-than-Black Friday deals. Others are teasing those after-Thanksgiving doorbusters, and when it comes to hot sales electronics usually top the list.
Especially going into this holiday season, there's a lot of great price points. It's more affordable than ever. The features you get for what you pay for is a really good value right now in the technology market.
For many, electronics shopping happens just once a year. So if you're not a gadget guru, do your homework before you hit the mall. Research products for features and price on the internet at home, without the in-store pressure to purchase.
And don't let big sales get the best of you, especially when it comes to those big screen TV's.
If you're gifting a smartphone, E-reader, blu-ray player or any other electronic item, get a gift receipt and check the store's return policy. Most require the original packaging, and some will charge a restocking fee.