Here's the top five items to skip today:
1. Winter gear
Need gloves, hats, coats and boots? Wear the old stuff till January. There are deeper discounts during clearance sales in January.
2. Designer clothing
Crazy for Gucci, Prada and other designer labels? Visit the outlet malls to get your fix. According to DealNews, high-end clothiers don't really offer great "sales."
3. Latest Amazon Fire tablets
Amazon's older Fire tablets can be a good bargain, there won't be great discounts on the newest Fire products. according to DealNews. Last year, DealNews saw only two discounts on the then-new Kindle Fire HDX.
4. High-end laptops
"High-performance machines that boast a powerful CPU like Intel's Core i7 models actually see better prices during the summer back-to-school sales," DealNews' features writer Marcy Bonebright states.
July and September can offer deals that are 9 percent cheaper (about $50 on average) than even November's best deals, DealNews states.
Cheap household hand tools will have some good deals but last year there were 16 percent more tool offers in December than November.