Experts advise LIers to shop smart this Black Friday

WOODBURY - With just hours to go before Black Friday, Long Islanders are getting ready to do some serious shopping, but the things they're going to spend their hard-earned dollars on are likely to be different from years past.

According to the results of a recent News 12/Hofstra University poll, 42 percent of Long Islanders say they'll spend about the same this year as last year. Twenty-eight percent of the respondents plan to spend slightly less, and 15 percent say they'll spend slightly more.

Regardless of their spending, economists advise shoppers to plan ahead, look for bargains and try to avoid making impulsive decisions.

Economist Dr. Pearl Kamer says people are likely to buy more practical things this year and stay away from luxury items. Poll resultsSummary report

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

A substitute teaching assistant in Nassau County was 1 Wantagh man charged with sexually abusing kids at day camp
It was the first time Marie Tolley spoke 2 Foundation offers to pay fallen firefighter's mortgage
Khalid Chohan was arrested two years ago after 3 Man who touched underage co-workers gets probation
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is behind a 4 Gov. Cuomo pushes for booze sales in movie theaters
Suffolk fire officials say a house was gutted 5 House gutted by overnight fire in Oakdale

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE