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Best Things To Buy During A Recession (You Might Be Surprised!)

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By Regina

Times are tight, and extra money is hard to come by these days.

Retailers and service industries are not immune from feeling the effects of the economy. As a result, many doing things to boost their bottom line.

Yep, many are slashing prices right now — which means there are lots of great bargains to be found these days!

Here's why you might want to buy some appliances during a recession.

Here are some recession bargains you might want to take advantage of right now:

  • sales-window-by-The-Consumerist.jpgAirfare
  • Appliances
  • Boats
  • Cars
  • Computers & memory
  • Country club membership
  • Designer clothing
  • Diamonds
  • Digital cameras
  • Electronics
  • Fitness equipment
  • Furniture
  • Gas
  • Gyms & spas
  • Housewares
  • Housing
  • Lobster
  • Luxury hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Stocks
  • Televisions
  • Toys
  • Travel

Sources: Forbes, Time, Newsweek, Consumer Reports (part 1, part 2 and part 3)

Another great way to save money right now (especially if you’ve got a long list of people to buy for this Christmas) is to shop on Black Friday — the day after Thanksgiving. You can find a lot of good deals at Black Friday sales, and when combined with the recession bargains on the above list, you can’t go wrong!

Here’s a Black Friday guide for newbies, along with the best Black Friday shopping tips ever!

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