The deals! The discounts! The satisfaction of buying a really expensive item for a steal! Yes, Black Friday is almost upon us! So here’s some tips for you to make sure you’ll be shopping savvy this year!
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If something you need (like a new toaster or hard drive) is on sale during Black Friday, don’t put off getting it until it’s convenient for you. Chances are that you’ll be left with slim pickings after everyone else bought their fill. That is, you’ll probably be left with the stuff people didn’t want to buy (maybe for good reason) and you might have to wait until the next big sell to get what you were looking for. (」´ ロ`)」
Know Where to Get What
Don’t go to Walmart. Big superstores with a large inventory on sale attract large crowds. Large crowds you have to get in line earlier, stay in line longer, and parking might be kind of non-existent. But if you need something from Walmart and they have the best deal on the item you want, good luck. Or do some research on that item and see what other retailers have. See if you can get a better model at a better price!
Shop Online (⌐★ᴥ★)
If you don’t want to brave the crowds or the lines, shop online! Online retailers will be participating in Black Friday sales too, so if you browse around, you might find what you’re looking for without having to leave the comfort of your home! Also, if you have promo codes, use them. You could probably shave off a few more dollars and get some free gifts when you check out!
Use CaSh Money
Try not to use your cards if you can help it. Leave them at home if you can. If you want to be money-smart this Black Friday, set a budget and know what you’re going to buy and how much it costs. Use cash to pay for your purchases because it’ll help you keep track of how much you spend than if you relied on your cards. Plus, some of are in the habit of treating electronic payment as “imaginary money” until they check their bank accounts. Just pay in cash. You can’t overspend if you only have so much money on hand.
Return Policies (˘ᵕ˘)
Sometimes, the things we buy turn out to be not so great. And we obviously don’t want it to sit in our closet forever and collect dust, so the next best thing to do is return it and get store credit or cash. But to do that, you usually need the receipt from when you first made the purchase to be able to return the item. So keep your receipts. And try to return the item as soon as possible. Some retailers have a 30 day return policy and after that, it’s yours to keep forever. ｡ﾟ(ﾟ´Д｀ﾟ)ﾟ｡
Last tip: shop with friends and/or family! It’ll make the whole experience a lot more enjoyable than just you shopping alone!