20 of the best products to buy at Best Buy - and 15 you should probably avoid altogether
- Best Buy offers some of the most competitive prices when it comes to electronics big and small.
- Knowing how and when to find the best deals can be just as good as knowing when to skip an item entirely.
- We spoke to personal shopping and money-saving experts to determine what's a great deal and what you're better off buying somewhere else.
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For gearheads, gamers, and tech geeks, the experience of going to Best Buy is the equivalent of a kid walking into a candy store.
But while Best Buy remains one of the most competitive retailers around, there are some things you might want to think twice about before checkout.
One of the best things you can do is download the Best Buy app to get real-time deals, coupons, and discounts on items ranging from laptops and cellphones to major household appliances. Another consideration is to join the My Best Buy membership to receive exclusive member-only offers, get early access to the biggest sales.
Though Best Buy offers some stellar deals on electronics, the retailer definitely isn't a one-stop shop. According to Andrea Woroch, consumer savings, personal finance, and smart shopping expert, it's better to look for bargains on household items like furniture, hair care products, and phone cases elsewhere.
"You just need to know where to look to find those savings and a little bit of research can go a long way in terms of smarter shopping," Woroch said.
We consulted the experts and price-matched across the internet to see what items you want to buy and what you should probably skip on your next visit to Best Buy.