Hope you didn’t forget about Back Friday, because we didn’t. This is why we came up with some awesome tips you can use to make the most of your shopping experience on Black Friday. It’s so easy to get lost in all those discounts and some people empty their credit card without buying something useful or end up not buying anything because they wasted time. So, here are ten useful tips to use when shopping on Black Friday.
1. Create an account on several websites
Some days before Black Friday try to make a list of online shops you are interested in. Create an account on each and everyone of them, so that on Friday you don’t have to spend precious moments filling in your address and card information. Make sure you bookmark the sites. Go for IT shop, fashion shops, kitchen appliances, furniture etc. Have a list of links prepared with your favorite items.
2. Try offline shops as well
If you are not a big fan of online stores, you should also give offline ones a chance. Find out which shops near you will have Black Friday sales. The best part is that you can test the product before you buy it.
3. Try alternatives to Black Friday
Don’t just go for famous stores, because smaller ones, or those located outside your country (but who ship to your country) will probably have pretty good prices and a wide variety of products.
4. Your Wish List is important
On any website you have a list of products that save for later. Use this list carefully and add the products you wish to purchase on Black Friday. Thus, with a Wish List you will be able to order quickly.
5. Don’t shop randomly
This is what we were talking about in the beginning of the article and this is probably the most common mistake while shopping on Black Friday.Don’t just shop a product because it’s cheap. Ask yourself if you really need it, if you can really use it. Compare prices. This is why it is important to go to your wishlist and stick to it. Just like when going to the supermarket: you buy only what you have on you shopping list because you don’t want to waste money.
6. Beware of offers that seem too good to be true
If you are looking online to find offers extremely advantageous to iPads and other electronics, involving some unreal low prices, you can be sure that they are not real. This is true for brand clothing, toys and other items. This advice is also applicable for the mysterious offers links received by email. Usually these are scams designed to steal money or information. Once accessed, the links may install viruses or malware onto your computer.
7. Limit yourself to trusted sites
This advice is not only useful in the Cyber world. If shopping online, it is advisable to limit to trusted sites, even if you find tempting offers on websites you have not heard of, because this kind of sites just appear during the holidays and disappear shortly after that. To check if an online store is trustworthy or not, it is advisable to read the opinions of customers on Google.
8. Use a different password
It is best to have different passwords for different accounts. If you are asked to set up an account on a site to buy something, use a different password because these types of sites are very frequently hacked for their database.
9. Use alternate pages, not just the first page of a site on Black Friday
Do not go just on the main page of the site on the day of Black Friday. Use the product page or your personal profile.
10. Refer to friends
Group in a timely manner and find the man who knows technology best. He will give you advice. The best part is to gather on Black Friday, each with a computer and start shopping.
What are you planning to buy for Black Friday?