Avoid getting taken for a ride this Black Friday
Is it worth it?
The number 1 piece of advice I can offer is – totally ignore the discount % and the old price. Consider the merits of the purchase purely on the sale price.
If an item is $60 today, you shouldn’t pay attention to whether it was $75 or even $200 yesterday. Just decide if it’s a good deal at $60 or not, and buy or walk accordingly. (sirgog)
Say no to tablets
I always warn friends and family not to buy those super cheap Android tablets that go on sale on BF: the screens are awful (I’m not talking “It’s not 1080+” I mean “viewing angles are so bad you have to look at it dead-on to see anything”), performance is awful, it’s probably running KitKat, and even if it’s on anything more recent it’ll never see any kind of update, and it will probably not make it until the next Black Friday. I mean, if you need something $30 for a small child who won’t care about those things, go nuts, but don’t buy it and then complain about how slow it is: it’s $30, it’ll work like a $30 tablet. (blackesthearted)
Look out for add-ons
Avoid the small related items. example the TV will be marked down 40% or something but the HDMI cable next to it will be overpriced but people don’t care, they buy it with their TV and think they saved money (emily-sempai)