Associated Press

In just two days — or, in conformity with recent trends, one day — roughly 97 million people are expected to rush into a shopping frenzy. Black Friday is upon us.

Not everyone is impressed, however. Bloomberg News’ Barry Ritholtz, for one, partially blames an irresponsible obsession by the media that feeds Black Friday hysteria. By offering false “projections” and “predictions” of the holiday shopping season, Ritholtz believes the public buys into a false notion that the day after Thanksgiving is worth paying attention to.

“Investors who don’t enjoy losing money should ignore the media coverage of these misleading, inaccurate surveys (predicting Black Friday’s influence on the economy) with extreme prejudice,” Ritholtz concludes.

Whether Black Friday is all hype or the real deal is largely irrelevant, however, because consumers rely on the tradition for their annual holiday shopping kick-off. The deals might not be that much better, but people are far more aware of them.

To help navigate this year’s plethora of deals, DeseretNews.com has compiled a list of the 16 best doorbuster deals for families and individuals this Black Friday.

The list was compiled using various deal aggregators such as BlackFriday.com and reflects the advertised discounts for the various products highlighted. We did our best to not only find great deals on electronics — which typically get the most attention — but also products the whole family can enjoy.

Coleman Roadtrip Portable Table Top Grill
shopko.com

Where: Shopko

Was: $135.99

Black Friday price: $79.99

Money saved: $56.00

See it on Shopko.com

Lifetime 50 in. Shatter Proof Fusion Backboard
kmart.com

Where: KMart

Was: $220.99

Black Friday price: $80.00

Money saved: $140.99

See it on KMart.com

Dyson DC25 Animal Total Clean Upright Bagless Vacuum
samsclumb.com

Where: Sam's Club

Was: $499.99

Black Friday price: $299.99

Money saved: $200.00

See it on Samsclub.com

Kenmore Infrared Heater
kmart.com

Where: KMart

Was: $199.99

Black Friday price: $99.99

Money saved: $100.00

See it on KMart.com

MD Sports Clifton Billiard Table with Bonus Table Tennis Top
sears.com

Where: Sears

Was: $370.49

Black Friday price: $279.99

Money saved: $90.50

See it on Sears.com

5 Piece Folding Table and Chair Set
shopko.com

Where: Shopko

Was: $99.99

Black Friday price: $48.99

Money saved: $51.00

See it on Shopko.com

Kenmore Elite Grab-N-Go French Door Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator
sears.com

Where: Sears

Was: $3,549.00

Black Friday price: $1,999.99

Money saved: $1549.00

See it on Sears.com

Raja Fabric Sectional Living Room Furniture Collection
Macys.com

Where: Macy's

Was: $2,399.00

Black Friday price: $1,499.00

Money saved: $900.00

See it on Macys.com

LG 55" Class LED Smart HDTV
lg.com

Where: Best Buy

Was: $1,449.99

Black Friday price: $499.99

Money saved: $950.00

KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer
kitchenaid.com

Where: JCPenny

Was: $450.00

Black Friday price: $299.99

Money saved: $150.01

Kindle Fire HD 7
amazon.com

Where: Best Buy

Was: $199.99

Black Friday price: $99.99

Money saved: $100.00

See it on Bestbuy.com

Beats by Dr. Dre Beats RED Edition Over Ear Headphones
beatsbydre.com

Where: Rakuten

Was: $229.99

Black Friday price: $109.99

Money saved: $120.00

See it on Rakuten.com

ProForm Performance 300 Treadmill
Sportsauthority.com

Where: Sports Authority

Was: $999.99

Black Friday price: $379.99

Money saved: $620.00

See it on SportsAuthority.com

Nikon L320 16.1MP Digital Camera
Target.com

Where: Target

Was: $229.00

Black Friday price: $99.00

Money saved: $130.00

See it on Target.com

Sony Wifi Blu-ray Player
Target

Where: Target

Was: $105.00

Black Friday price: $55.00

Money saved: $50.00

See it on Target.com

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display
apple.com

Where: Best Buy

Was: $1,299.00

Black Friday price: $1,099.99

Money saved: $200.00

See it on BestBuy.com