Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving day. On this day retailers have a massive discount sale. It’s the day for retailers to even out their profits of any losses from January to November sales. Both the retailers and customers benefit from this huge sale.
On Black Friday, expect to be in crowded stores and have a lot of patience you will be dealing with rude, and pushy people. In my past experience, I’ve learned to avoid Black Friday as much as possible by using layaway plans or buy sale items through out the year for my holiday gifts. Yes, I know I may not receive the discount price, but I’ve bought it without all the chaos of Black Friday.
Take advantage of the sales that are happening now don’t wait for Black Friday to get here. You’ll be surprise on what you’ll can find now at this current time with the economy being the way it is you wil definitely will find some bargains.
Add the following step to your preparation don’t be fooled with items on sale. Search for the regular price first then look at the sale price here you will determine if the item is actually on sale. Most merchant may advertise a sale, but is it? Yes and No, the item is for sale, but not on sale. You want to save you want discounted prices, so compare, search and be alert.
There is a store that I visit frequently, which I’m not going to mention, but in this store it has a weekly sale. The sale items are marked with a yellow tags with the sale price on it, but the sale price is the same as the regular price. So, how is it on sale? It’s not. This is to confuse the consumers thinking its on sale, but it’s not. Compare, search and be alert.
Here are some tips to prepare you for sale items.
1. Make your list know what you want to purchase. On your list make a second or third choice, why? I give my kids three choices for their Christmas gifts. I explain to them it does not mean I will buy all three gifts. The list is to guide me if I am unable to find their first choice then I will go down the list for their second choice and so forth. But there are no guarantees. This works for us.
2. Stick to your budget know how much you are willing to spend. Do not over-exceed your budget, unless you can then go for it. (Recalculate your budget)
3. Don’t be fool with items on sale. Search for the regular price first then look at the sale price here you will determine if the item is actually on sale. Most merchant may advertise a sale, but is it? Yes and No, the item is for sale, but not on sale. You want to save you want discounted prices. Compare, search and be alert.
4. Wear comfortable clothes put on your sweats, jeans and sneakers. You will be standing for long periods of time especially at the check-out counter.
5. Go to sleep early. If you want to get those items and there’s only a limit, be there at the time of store opening you maybe one of the lucky ones if the items is available, but there is no gurantees.
6. Trust me leave the kids at home. Never go alone bring another adult with you to help you look for those particulars. Depending, how much you are buying an extra pair of hands is comes in handy.