Gone are the times where Black Friday referred to a single day in particular. Not only does it span multiple days, or even weeks, but it is also moving online to a large extent, thanks to the effects of Covid 19. This means that you can start benefitting from the great prices of Black Friday sales, long before the end of the month arrives! If you’re keen for a bit of help with navigating the ups and downs of Black Friday, keep reading!
What should I focus on?
When it comes to tech purchases, Black Friday is the perfect opportunity to score a deal. Originally a date on the US calendar – specifically, the fourth Friday of November or the day after Thanksgiving, it has recently been adopted by countries around the world, and many look forward to it as a time where they can bag the best buys without having to fork over top dollar.
Advertising is a big deal around this time, and retailers tend to punt certain items as urgent sales or as being of limited quantity. While many of these sales are greatly worth your while, remember that sales are also often a technique used by retailers to move old stock that isn’t selling. Take care not to fall in the trap of thinking that it’s a good deal just because it’s discounted. Do your research, and make sure that you are not compromising on quality where your money might have been better spent elsewhere.
The online revolution
Although recent years have seen people make a greater move to online shopping, the Covid 19 outbreak has cemented online shopping as a firm cornerstone of Black Friday, ad the online shopping trend is likely to continue into years to come. One word of advice – if you are serious about bagging a certain item, don’t rest on your laurels just because you are at home. Act quickly, because although the masses of people can’t be seen – trust me, they are there, waiting to beat you to the best deals!
Wait, what? Aren’t we talking about Black Friday? Cyber Monday is the follow-up to Black Friday and falls on the first Monday after Black Friday weekend. The difference is that, although you can choose to go to the store or shop online for Black Friday 2021, Cyber Monday deals are exclusively available online. If you are willing to take the risk of stock running low or even being sold out, you are likely to get certain items at an even lower price on Cyber Monday, as retailers will be trying to clear out sale stock.
Sales can have a way of bringing out the worst in people, so don’t be surprised if you see a lot of jostling and shoving in-store. Of course, there are great deals to be had, but sacrificing your health and mental wellbeing for something like a TV isn’t always worth it. On the flip side, going into the store on Black Friday can be an adrenaline rush, but don’t forget the multiple benefits of online shopping!