Avoid getting taken for a ride this Black Friday
Getting the best deal is a compulsion ― a constant sense that you could have bought something for less with a heaping side of the feeling that you were had. That nagging feeling and need to find the best for the least is only amplified on Black Friday, when retailers mark down significant portions of their stores to entice still turkey-sleepy shoppers to hit their stores.
While most of the time it’s nothing more than paranoia, during the mega-shopping holiday, there really are good deals and bad deals… and even an inexperienced shopper can find themselves getting played if they aren’t careful. That’s why Reddit came together and called on its insiders to share their best Black Friday shopping tips. If you’re going to fight the crowds, you might as well be smart about it.
The TVs are usually bare bones models of the real thing. Like lacking a lot of options/features. Look up the model numbers. They make a lot of them just for Black Friday. (PhilipJFrenchFry)
Venture out of electronics
Don’t focus too much on electronics! There’s tons of deals on appliances, cookware, and clothing going on right alongside the highly sought after TV’s and tablets. There will also be a relatively smaller crowd looking for these items, so it makes for a lot more leisurely experience. You can probably even wait to actually go on Friday and still be able to find these types of items still available. I pretty much only buy new kitchen appliances, dishes, and towels on Black Friday. (badashley)
Look Before Friday
The best deals usually happen before Black Friday.
At my last job, corporate would have the best deals on the weekends before BF. They knew people were refusing to shop until Black Friday so we’d have really good promos to drive traffic and sales. We already know people will be shopping on Black Friday so we would have the most basic sale that day. (xoxomaxine)