Black Friday: Retail Bait and Switch

Last Updated Nov 23, 2010 7:54 AM EST

When I read Carla Fried's post "Why You Should Avoid Black Friday Entirely This Year," I knew that it was perfect for an interview with WCBS-TV. As you might expect, retailers play a little fast and loose with Black Friday, employing the oldest sales trick in the book--"bait and switch," but fear not, there's an easy way around the shenanigans. And at the end of the segment, I reveal the last time I waited in line for anything...
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    Jill Schlesinger, CFP®, is the Emmy-nominated, Business Analyst for CBS News. She covers the economy, markets, investing and anything else with a dollar sign on TV, radio (including her nationally syndicated radio show), the web and her blog, "Jill on Money." Prior to her second career at CBS, Jill spent 14 years as the co-owner and Chief Investment Officer for an independent investment advisory firm. She began her career as a self-employed options trader on the Commodities Exchange of New York, following her graduation from Brown University.