Nothing beats the thrill of getting that amazing sale or that top deal and there is no better time to do that than black Friday. The key to a successful black Friday shopping spree is organization and the key to get organized is to start planning early and if you haven’t already started, then you are already behind since most of the top deals have been out there since early October. We want to help you have a successful and efficient shopping day and that is why we have put together a few tips that we hope you’ll find helpful when chasing those top black Friday deals.
Check out the stores before hand
Seeing something online may not be enough to convince you no matter how good the price may be. Having the advantage of extra time means that you have the option to go store to store now, when there are no crowds and long waiting lines and check out the items you are interested in. This will give you time to check out the product, try it on if it’s a clothing item and even ask a sales person to give you recommendations for similar items. After you have done this, make a list of the items and their prices and go home and compare them to online prices and prices in other stores. This will guarantee that when black Friday comes around, you will have all the necessary information to get that top deal.
Make a shopping list and make sure you stick to it
This is an especially important tip to keep in mind if you are shopping in store. Before you day comes make sure you have a list of the things that you are interested in and the things that you actually need and make sure that you bring that list with you and stick to it. Another thing you should also do is set a budget for yourself and also try to stick to it as much as possible. When in-store, avoid buying any impulse items which will not only take you away from your list, but will also mess with your budget.
Consider shopping at price-matching stores
If you are planning to do your shopping at one or two stores anyways, then shopping at price-matching stores is a great idea. Walmart and Best Buy are among the big name stores that will give you the top deal you are looking for by taking a black Friday offer from another store and matching it or even topping it in order to get your business. This is a great way that can help you get the best deal and it will also save you the trouble of going from store to store.
Top deals are everywhere on black Friday and it can be very easy to get carried away. Like we said, organization can be the key element that will help you stay on track and get exactly what you need in the budget that you have set for yourself and all you have to do is implement these few simple tips.
— CNET (@CNET) 22 de noviembre de 2010