Make a List

It is important to decide in advance which products you want to buy and then stick to them. Once you go online it becomes easy to get sidetracked and distracted by the many appealing Black Friday deals. Experts advise bookmarking pages in advance so you only open them and not the main website page which advertises many tempting deals. Alternatively you can also decide who you want to buy a gift for and find the item according to their preferences.

Know the Stores

It is best that you find the stores which offer the best Black Friday deals in advance so that you do not waste time on the day of the sale. The quality of certain items like electronics is the same no matter which website you buy from but items like clothes and etc vary in quality.

Decide the Best Time to Shop

Many stores begin their Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving to allow shoppers more time and the chance to beat the sales weekend crowds. Since most people prefer to stay at home on Thanksgiving it is a great time to find Black Friday deals online. Also stores will not be very crowded on Thanksgiving so those who are bargain hunters and committed to the deals can even venture out during the holidays.

Compare Prices

Smart shoppers who want to shop at the mall or stores should make use of their smart phone or tablet device and access the price comparison application. This shows Black Friday deals and coupons available for different stores. You can check which store is offering the lowest prices. You can select and item and all related products along with their prices will also be displayed to you. There are many applications you can use such as ShopSavvy, RedLaser and BuyVia.

Do Not Give in to Temptations

Retailers know their customer’s weaknesses and bank on them by displaying the most attractive deals out front or on the landing page of their website. This is because they have ample stock of said item and expect them to sellout fast. However, often there is a catch and the item may be cheap in quality or near to its expiry date. It is important to not give in to the temptations and avoid making any purchase you will regret later. The best Black Friday deals are found online.

Additional Reading:

  1. Identifying the best Cyber Monday deals
  2. Advice on Buying Gifts on Cyber Monday