This is the hottest shopping month of the year, but there are some things that you should stay away from.  

According to DealNews.com, you're not going to save money on an older iPad. They say the iPad 2 will continue to sell for $399, but some retailers, like Walmart, are expected to shave the price of a new iPad 4 from $449 to $399.

Also, stay away from the name brand HDTVs because the 2013 models will most likely go on sale in mid January when the 2014's come out.

3 things to grab this month:  Off brand 42-inch HDTV's, laptops, and cookware.