This weekend, we are taking a bit of detour. Let’s say we have some ‘survival strategies’ for you to not got get overwhelmed with the Mad Rush. It’s the Black Friday Weekend after all!
We are pretty much sure that you must be on the lookout for the hottest deals. Black Friday signifies dawn of the Holiday sale season and is pretty much a run-up to Christmas shopping.
But is it just about great deals? Wait and consider a few other things…
It can also be an opportunity for marketers to implement hoax, or entice you towards not-so-happening deals with amazing mentions. Nevertheless, since it’s a big day, small things are – but important things – are often overlooked. But what calls forth is your vigilance so that you aren’t trapped in it. If you’re already in the queue outside a store, then use this time and read out these dos’ and don’ts of Black Friday weekend. But if staying back at home and shopping online is the idea impressed upon you, then you should take note of these, in particular. Some sellers might put up irresistible offers and it could be a wee bit late before you are swindled out of your bank balance.
DO look into return policies: Ever since ‘offers’ is the thing proliferating around, some retailers exclude return policy altogether. Many also tend to charge restocking fee if you are planning a return. Therefore, do make a note of return policy offered by your seller.
DON’T follow “benchmarking” Strategy: Many a times, sites and stores offer additional discount on products. Although these are good for you in some ways but can also fool you. For instance, if a watch costs $1200 and is offered at a price say of $750 before Black Friday. They might bring down the price by $600, which is technically 50% off. But wait and look if the deal is considerably beneficial for you or not. In effect, it’s a discount of 20% only. You might get the same watch at that rate on any given day!
DO prepare a list and budget: Yes, we know you’re too excited to begin shopping. But wait for a moment and prepare your budget according to your wish list. Buyers nowadays opt credit cards to pay bills. However, if you happen to exceed your bills anyway, you might end up paying bills and its interest for years. So to avoid this situation, you should better prepare a concrete shopping list and its budget.
DON’T spend everything on Black Friday: These deals last for a longer time and usually these are more after Black Friday. Sellers choose to give even heavier discount in order to clear off stock before Christmas. Perhaps, you can get even better deals after the actual day. SO yes, if you’re shopping right away then choose wisely. And if you haven’t started yet, you can hope for better option in near future.
DO find coupons and free shipping: If you’re buying online, then you should try looking for free coupons and shipping. This will work as additional benefit. Many retails roll out such offers and they are way too beneficial. A coupon can help you reduce the product price even more. You can search for “coupons and X” in order to find coupons for your deal. Don’t forget this for everything you’re getting online.
DON’T plan to shop the week before Christmas: No wonder deals are gonna continue but don’t be laid back. A week before Christmas usually has anything to offer you. Therefore, don’t rely on that. You should rather shop before it’s too late.
DO become a Pro: Be on your guard! If you have found something you want, whether online or via traditional shopping, then don’t miss out the opportunity. Since Black Friday is all about great deals, you must take advantage of that. You should keep a keen eye on the deal and grab it as soon as it is made available. If you won’t then someone who has done the same will take away your goodie. So don’t get late, even by a minute (especially if you’re buying online)
DON’T forget the lesson from the Grinch: Dr. Seuss, says in How the Grinch Stole Christmas when the holiday went on even after he stole their gifts: “And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’til his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”
Thanks giving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, all three are there for you to express your love for your loved ones. Even if you haven’t bought anything yet for your peeps, worry not. Shower them with love. And also you can carry forward the gifts and ensure things go all way right for you!
Pro Tip for Buyers
You mustn’t slip on the best deal. You’ll most certainly have your wish list with you and will come across many deals. When you find the best one for yourself, simply lock it right there. You shouldn’t wait for any time in near time.
While you’re are getting stuff on the Black Friday Weekend, you must not forget tech offers around the corner. If you love using apps, Systweak has some great apps on sale for you. Be a wise shopper. Don’t just follow the trends!