With so much hype surrounding Black Friday, we wanted to know – are you really getting the best bargains?

11Alive set out to verify.

QUESTION

Are Black Friday bargains really the best?

ANSWER

True – for some items.

EXPLANATION

11Alive did some digging and found in 2015, JCPenney and Kohl's were slapped with lawsuits accusing them of inflating original prices to make it seem like you were getting a better deal. Macy's and Bloomingdale's were accused of the same thing.

The stores cleaned up their act after that, making sure prices reflected the real cost.

SOURCES

JCPenney, Sears, Macy’s and Kohl’s Sued For ‘Fake’ Sale Pricing

More Retailers Accused of Misleading Customers With Fake Price Schemes

Class action lawsuit