Black Friday: How to get the best deals

Video: The Independent's Personal Finance Editor gives his advice on how to make sure your Black Friday is a successful one

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This year is set to be the biggest Black Friday event ever in the UK as shops seize the chance to have another excuse to flog their over-priced products.

Savvy shoppers won't fall for the tricks which are designed to allow retailers to clear their shelves of old or hard-to-shift stock.

On the other hand there may be some real bargains to be had if you've already planned to purchase certain items.

Check out their prices now and compare the cost when Black Friday or any other shopping event comes along. If it really is cheaper then, fine go ahead and save money.

Watch the video to find out more about how to get the most out of Black Friday.

The best way to find out what bargains may be on offer is to register with your favourite online retailers.

For the best range of discount offers check out the forums on sites such as HotUKDeals or MoneySavingExpert. Thousands of people post regularly and are quick to point out if a deal isn't as special as a retailer is claiming.

And that knowledge could help you avoid making an expensive mistake.