Surely, you are familiar with this term, you must have heard of it constantly through life, especially at this time of the year. However, do you know everything there is to know about this special date? Let us enlighten you.
This whole event it’s about sales, to be more specific it is an event where many retailers and stores offer highly promoted discounts during the holiday shopping season. The term Black Friday has become massively adopted in the last few years, and it is the name given to the Friday that follows Thanksgiving Day, which is the fourth Thursday of November. Therefore, the day after Thanksgiving has been considered as the beginning of the Christmas Shopping throughout many decades. We are talking about a long awaited event, shoppers expect to get good discounts during the sales Black Friday offer, that is why it is the busiest time to shop.
Black Friday is not a one-day experience; year by year the deals this event promotes have been prolonged and ended up lasting several days. This year Black Friday will be even longer and, because of COVID, more online than ever. It will start on November 27 at 12:00 a.m. local time, however, each store and retailer will determine when their Black Friday sales will begin.
Due to the pandemic, this year we won’t be experiencing the hordes of people struggling to enter the stores during doorbusters deals because of the safety restrictions; which can be a good thing, for reports of violence have been submitted many times during these promotions.
What to expect
It is almost certain that you will get great deals on several products during the sales Black Friday, but you will get more out of it if you know what you are looking for, that way you won’t be spending money on products you don’t need. There are even some products that may have better discounts throughout other times of the year; therefore, it is best to pay special attention so you won’t be fooled by all the fancy coupons and advertisements.
However, you can expect thousands of marvelous offers! During Black Friday prices will drop really low, beating, most of the time, the prices we are offered along the year, and the most amazing thing is that the sale includes every type of product: Home and kitchen, smart home, fashion and tech.
Black Friday´s history teaches us that the best opportunities are often found in the following products: Smart home devices, TVs, kitchen appliances and gaming consoles and video games. This event is a great time to acquire those expensive electronics that you probably wouldn’t be able to buy, especially larger TVs, from Samsung to TCL you can expect to be offered several deals in a vast range of prices. It is also a great time to purchase kitchen appliances like pots and pans, or pressure cookers; however, the deals are surprisingly wide-ranging, you will see sales on products like diapers or toilet papers as well.
That’s why you should be careful not to buy things you don’t need or to over-stock, for the prices will be tempting.
Some tips to get the best deals
*Compare prices: There are sites and apps that will help you in the task of comparing prices. Moreover, be careful because some retailers offer really low deals but it is because they are not including some parts of the product, and they will charge you extra for it.
*Plan where you are shopping: If you know which stores are offering the biggest deals and when, you can compare prices, so then you will be able to come up with a shopping strategy to know where you should shop.
*Consider the store policies: It is best if you inquire about the store´s policy in reference to returns, for it can help you decide where to buy. Nowadays, retailers are being more and more demanding when talking about returns. For starters, the amount of days you have in case you need to return some product are less and less every year, and the requirements to do so are more and more fussy. Therefore, you should pay special attention to this matter, because sometimes it is preferable to spend a little extra to assure you won’t have any trouble if you need to return the product.