Getting ready for Black Friday - The dos and don'ts

13th November 2018

Black Friday is coming up so you know what that means, bargains,bargains and more bargains. If you want to make the most of the killer deals this Black Friday, you need to start getting ready now. Here are a few pointers on how you can get ready for Black Friday this year and leave with the best deals.

Create a budget for the items you want to get, the last thing you want is to spend so much on everything and remain penny-less at the end of the year, so set up a budget and discipline yourself to stick to it.

Once a budget has been set, draw up a list of the items you are wanting to purchase. Ask yourself this important question, “do I really need it?”. A lot of people fall for this every year, they just buy because it has an extreme decrease in price and find themselves going home with items they will never find themselves using. The probability of you knowing the prices beforehand is minimal so divide your list into two categories, items you really must have and items you will get if you still have extra money remaining from your budget.

Know where you are going, Black Friday is a hectic time of year, shops are congested and the last thing you want is to spend the entire day trying to get into stores so plan your route, find out what stores sell most of the items on your list and what time they open go to those ones first then end with the ones that don’t have everything. Planning your trip gives you the best chance of getting everything you need before stocks run out and in a short space of time.

Do research, if you find yourself buying things in a bit of a rush, familiarize yourself with the stores return policy in-case you find going home with two lefties or faulty equipment. Find out if specific stores have discount vouchers so you can get more for even less.

Do not fall for store credit cards. Many stores will try and fool you into getting their credit cards for even lower price cuts but do not fall for it, if you do not have the money for it do not get it. There is no point getting an item and still paying for it 3 months down the line.

Lastly remember if you do not get at on Friday there is always Cyber Monday. In fact a lot of online stores offer even greater deals for products on Cyber Monday.

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