(WCPO) - With Black Friday sales starting on Thanksgiving Day this year, many parents stayed home and missed some of the best deals on toys and tablets for the kids.
But don't despair. What many stores don't want you to know is that prices are often cheaper later.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are like the popular kids in school: they get all the buzz. But the money-saving website dealnews.com says Cyber Monday never has the lowest prices—it's just the most popular day for online shopping.
As for Toys"R"Us, DealNews.com says almost all of its fabulous 15 toys are cheaper two weeks before Christmas during a weekend sale. That means the $54 Furby might be more reasonably priced later on.
But from the "Doesn't That Stink" file, waiting too long for a hot item to go down in price, so that by the time it does, there are none left.
Three items to buy when you find them, no matter the price:
--the brand new Playstation 4
--the also new Xbox one
--the Leap Pad Explorer 2
If you find one, grab it; do not hold out for a better deal.
If you missed the Thanksgiving night sales or were boycotting the early store openings, the only thing you really missed were some really good TV and iPad deals.
DealNews says almost everything else, from toys to clothing to jewelry, will be cheaper just before Christmas.
That way you don't waste your money.