Are you one among the people who looks for the right time for availing discounts for the purchases? Then it is the right time for you to prepare your checklist. Because 2019 Black Friday sale is around the corner sellers and retailers are about to offer whopping discounts and cashback deals, so make sure you are prepared enough to sort down the right sellers/retailers who offer the product which you look for with significant discounts.
Black Friday Shopping 2019
Black Friday refers to the Friday after American Thanksgiving Day observed on the fourth Thursday of November. People get 4-days off from work and studies to celebrate the occasion. Black Friday sales commence from midnight on Thanksgiving. People start Christmas shopping and enjoy long-awaited annual sales on most commercial products.
Black Friday shopping is observed in Australia, Benelux, Canada, Ireland, Mexico, South Africa, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Retailers, shop-owners and online business-owners offer special discounts on commercial products including electronics, jewelry, and others.
This year, eCommerce giants are likely to offer huge discounts for products, especially for home appliances. So, be wise on picking the right eCommerce website to purchase your appliances. Apart from eCommerce, the USA’s biggest shopping retailer Walmart has already announced its Walmart Black Friday Ad for 2019 along with the store-opening house and the complete list of deals and offers.
What You Can Expect on 2019 Black Friday Shopping?
Experts have predicted that the sales of smartphones, OLED Smart TVs, Xbox, PS4, and so will be the most notable products to have notable deals and offers on 2019 Black Friday Shopping. However, experts also added as shoppers must be sure of what they are intended to purchase on 2019 Black Friday Shopping to avoid last-minute confusion.
Below are 10 Black Friday Shopping Tips for 2019:
1. Start early:
A week before Thanksgiving retailers advertise mega deals on products sold on Black Friday. The detailed information is available in local newspapers focusing on hometown and nearby stores. Meanwhile, small to large-scale online stores post their latest price tags on products. Start early to collect all the available information.
2. Do your homework:
Black Friday ads from Best Buy, BJ’s, Costco, Dell, Target, and Walmart are leaked on websites. Register to BFAads.net, BestBlackFriday.com, DealNews, TheBlackFriday.com, and GottaDeal and receive alerts on deals. Members can filter through their interested product categories. Research and study information on mega deals to save time and energy while making the best purchase. People can opt for a selected store or online shop.
3. Use the Right Website and Apps:
Comparing prices is essential. Glance through Consumer Reports site to find current prices from retailers and ratings of items. This year, refer to Consumer Reports’ 2019 Holiday Gift Guide to learn about the latest product information. Other similar sites include PriceGrabber, Pricewatch and Shopzilla.
As for Smartphone Apps (BuyVia, Shopkick, ShopSavvy, and Shopular), people can enjoy improved shopping in stores. They can compare prices scanning bar-codes and QR-codes and get discounts and coupons. Major Black Friday websites and giant retailers (Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart) offer shopping apps. Amazon App allows the use of Smartphone cameras for scanning products and prices while shopping. Following, users can delete all evidence of online shopping.
4. Use loyalty programs:
Stores offer loyalty programs to their most special members who enjoy all sorts of sale promotions. Register way in advance for Black Friday shopping. Get alerts on offered coupons, discounts, and promotions. A loyal member can online purchase the available product and fetch it later on saving money.
5. Get social:
Use popular social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) to find out about retailers’ deals and promotions. Most retailers reward customers who click on “Like” or “Follow” the Black Friday special discounts. People can share and promote Black Friday sales over texts, tweets, and posts amongst friends.
6. Check all store policies in advance:
All major retailers including giant online stores maintain some form of price match and return policies. Every year, there is an extension of details of policies. During Black Friday sales, some stores do not give importance to price-match and return policies. People should familiarise themselves with the fine prints ensuring the store would not charge for restocking.
7. Buying special essential commodities:
People can get a bargain while purchasing 4K television sets during the Black Friday sale. They should know assembled televisions models similar to manufactured ones are made since October. Those cheaper television models have separate model numbers, fewer HDMI-inputs, and simple remote-controls. Often, there is little or no difference in the quality of the television models. Do not purchase accessories like extended warranties from Companies making huge profits. Purchase cheaper HDMI cables from online stores namely Monoprice or Blue Jeans Cable. Most significantly, never get tempted to buy the cheapest television set.
8. Stick to the Budget:
On visiting the store, sometimes people get carried away and purchase items they do not need. Ahead of time, people should decide on their budget for spending on Black Friday shopping. Spend using cash instead of credit cards and that might help in sticking to the budget.
9. Finances are in Order:
People should ensure they have enough cash at hand while physically visiting retailers and stores. People can use credit cards, debit cards from banks, and PayPal accounts for online shopping. Of these, using credit cards can make people overspend. Always use credit cards double manufacturer’s warranty or v offer an interest-free period as a promotion. Also, the credit card bills should be paid long before the accumulation of interests.
10. Protect Yourself
People do not want to miss the offer on various discounted electronics. On some occasions, people turn aggressive and tend to push and even stampede. Avoid crowded stores and areas. Best is to shop online from the comfort of home and have the products delivered home.
This year Black Friday sale would be on 29th November 2019. These days, Black Friday sales do not last for only a day but, stretches for a whole month. Make the most of the best offer. Be wise on picking the right items for shopping on this Black Friday 2019. To be frank, it is better to consult with family members before start shopping.