Posted on Nov 11, 2019
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Black Friday in 2019 falls on November, 29. It’s the best day of the year, a real holiday for any rational person who knows how to save money. Black Friday is global sales, which involves almost all large and small retail chains and stores in the world.

The holiday dates back to the 19th century. But the existing name appeared only in 1966.

According to one legend, Black Friday was called so due to the fact that sellers kept records of expenses with a red pen and income with a black pen. On the day of sales, revenues were growing and black color prevailed in accounting.

The other theory says, that the day is named so because well-thought-out shoppers queue up for stores since the night when everything is black.

Nevertheless, Black Friday is a perfect chance to buy expensive products with a large discount.

But you won’t be the only person, which will go that day. So here are 10 proven tips, which will help you buy necessary things and not stay in queues all day, avoid crowds and mess and enjoy instead of hurry and jitters.

Create a shopping list and define the budget. 

You should decide in advance what you want to buy and limit your budget. Otherwise, you risk wasting all salary for unnecessary little things. Create a list of “must find” items, filtering it by priority, after this, you can enter upon other preparation steps.

Look after desired items in advance.

If you want to buy something expensive, for example, a professional camera or a wristwatch of a well-known company, then it is better to choose such products in advance and wait for sales. Concerning clothes, you could come three or four days before, explore the assortment, fit it and on Black Friday just come and buy the products, chosen before. A simple tip here: choose several models of goods.

Use websites.

There is no need to go from shop to shop to compare prices. Use such services as Google Shopping, PriceGrabber, Pricewatch, which have already compared prices in many retailers. Also, download such apps as Shopkick or ShopSavvy: you can scan bar codes and compare prices, score coupons.

Study the shop’s ads the weekend before Thanksgiving.

Especially, subscribe to newsletters, it will help you save time. There are even special sites, which collect information about discounts from many shops on Black Friday (BestBlackFriday.com or BFAads.net). You can filter your newsletter by product category.

Also, find information about return policy. Some shops have limited time for return purchases, made on Black Friday. Moreover, some products may be non-returnable.

Remember about loyalty programs.

Some stores open sales for members of their loyalty programs several days before Black Friday. So, the first tip here is not to forget to sign up for Black Friday shopping alerts. And while there is yet time it’s worth to join brands’ clubs.

Shop with a friend.

It’s not only funny but helpful too. You will find the necessary items in double-quick time. But this doesn’t apply to kids. Remember the main rule: never take your kids with you on Black Friday’s sales, as you can lose them in the crowd!

Don’t concentrate only on Black Friday.

Many sellers, however, look beyond just one day of total discounts. Sales in individual retail chains and stores can begin before Friday and last all weekend. But even this doesn’t end the shopping holiday, Cyber Monday takes over from Black Friday.

Shop online.

If you don’t like crowds, shop on web-sites, as many of the in-store deals will be available online. You could save favorite items in tabs in advance and then return to saved links on Black Friday.

Come early for shopping.

Yes, it may sound as sleep less, but the sooner you can get to the store, the more likely you will find the items you want.

Late shopper deals.

Despite previous advice, Black Friday lasts not only several hours in the morning. Sometimes to keep the shoppers in the store all day long, sellers propose late shopper deals.

Ans will you go shopping on Black Friday? What products do you want to buy?

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