You may have waited for Black Friday to come so that you can spend your money with deals that are priced cheap, and at the same time, value friendly. However, there are ways for you to even cut down on costs and enjoy shopping the way Black Friday is supposed to be. Check on this list and see if these can help you make the most of your budget and the deals you can save money on.
10. Take Advantage of “Doorbuster” Items
Items are called “doorbusters” because these things are one of the main reasons why Black Friday has been created. Buyers bust the doors with deals that are very hard to resist such as big savings, discounts, or bundle deals that cannot be taken for granted. You have to be very fast about it though as most doorbuster deals are sold in limited quantities only.
9. Check Item Return Policies
You may have a certain store where you are familiar with return policies, basically on ordinary shopping days. However, you have to make sure that the terms for returns do not change on Black Friday, as there are places that consider such deals as “final sale” and it cannot be returned afterwards. There is still hope on this as other shops have shorter return policies, which can make you sigh that it’s better than nothing is, in case you purchase something defective.
8. Limit the Number of Stores You Visit
We have to admit that there are certain stores that do not have the same deals as other places do. However, this is where the fun and creativity of shopping begins. Depending on the type of items, you need to purchase, decide on one or two locations where you can focus. This way, you do not have to waste your time with travelling from one spot to another, plus you can spend those extra minutes going around and finding stuff you need to buy.
7. Shop the Ads before the Day
There is wisdom in preparing early. When you are thinking of having the feel of Black Friday shopping even before you get into the store, you can browse on different ads in websites, or in other reading materials like newspapers, magazines, and even flyers. This way, you will know expected prices and discounts with items that you are thinking of buying.
6. Search for Deals within Your Budget
Even though Black Friday deals are created to adjust products with that of the budget of buyers, you should never go beyond what your money can buy for you. It may not be disappointing to buy something priced lower than what your pocket can provide so that you do not have to feel bad in purchasing other stuff. Keep in mind that Black Friday is just one day where you also need to save some bucks for the upcoming holidays too.
5. Check Specially Priced “Bundles”
Bundles are great, especially when you have found yourself a deal that combines two items and buying it in just one low price. This is where the exemption of buying accessories comes into play. There are certain manufacturers and sellers that combine two or three things that work well with each other. Just watch the prices individually as there are stuff that may look like savings, but will indicate otherwise.
4. Avoid Pricey Accessories
One of the temptations in buying stuff on Black Friday, especially when you are buying electronics, computers, or gadgets, is the tendency of buying accessories that are supposed to be complementary with the items you purchase. Remember that you are only buying the stuff you need to have for your own, without compromising your situation in spending for items that are not even part of your list. You might end up losing in the end.
3. Prioritize Big-Ticket Items on Your Shopping List
It has been a usual pattern that the first items being sold in most stores are big-ticket items or costly and famous products that are made attractive with discounts and fabulous deals. Because of this trend, shoppers need to get the big-ticket ones first or the item may disappear too fast for your own good. After all, once you have the big ones, smaller items will be easier to find around.
2. Buy the Stuff You Really Want
Let us face the fact that you love Black Friday because you can get stuff that you are coveting for your own, at prices that cannot be found anywhere else at this one day of the year. Yes, you may still be able to find other deals after Thanksgiving, but costs will not be any lower. So make the most of the day by really focusing on the things you desire to buy and not just, whatever your eyes see of purchasing.
1. Be Careful to Avoid the Old Bait-And-Switch Trick
This can be very disturbing especially when you have found a deal that may not be as money saving as you think it is. You need to keep your focus in buying the things that you really want for yourself. Sales people may respect you for your purchasing conviction; however, they will talk you into buying something more expensive, by iterating benefits, advantages, and other stuff that you never have planned of having in the first place.