Black Friday is “Fri-Yay” for avid online shoppers. So it is when the most prominent online shops offer the best shopping deals this Black Friday.
Black Friday is the first Friday after Thanksgiving Day. This tradition originated in America when merchants were thinking of a way to turn their losses into profits. Losses are marked as red, and their goal is to turn them into the black by putting unwanted stocks into outrageous sales. This year, it has been estimated that on 25th November 2016, the sales will amount to USD 60 Billion.
Though most merchants in malls of Singapore still haven’t gotten into this craze, online shops made it a day of sales bonanza and extended it up to Cyber Monday.
Since there will be too many items that will catch your interest, you have to focus on the items you need and the things you have been eyeing for some time now. So put first your priorities and then put the least wanted at the bottom. Finally, list down the current prices to have a reference.
Because you are bound to see many items, you might go on a shopping spree. Also, online shops have developed a technique to keep shoppers at the edge of their seats so they won’t be able to consider what they are buying. Some items are on sale for a limited time only. Buyers won’t be able to cross-check if the purchase is worth it. It is better not to shop under pressure. Also, prepare your wish list and budget in mind.
There are times when buyers do not know the actual value of the items they are buying. For example, let’s say that Amazon put Rubbermaid storage containers for $16. You might think that this is a good deal. However, when looking at the items’ previous prices, other shops sold them for $10 last month. Earlier this month, it was sold at $14. This way, you know that the deal is not as good as you first thought.
On the other hand, Zalora is selling Nike Free TR Flyknit Running Shoes at $135. Then you discover that the price has been at $209 since early this year. Therefore, it is a good deal to take.
Do not miss the items you have wanted to buy. Follow bargain hunting websites such as CUPONATION by setting up an alarm on its website. You can also sign up for the shopping websites’ newsletter.
Take your time, do not be pressured to buy everything in one sitting because there is a high chance of better sales as the day progresses. Also, remember that though Black Friday is the big day, Cyber Monday is still on its way.
Online merchants include gifts in their items to tempt the buyers. For example, let’s say Samsung S7 Edge is at $1,088. You may not be considering it yet. But if there is a free battery pack coming with it, you might be tempted to have second thoughts.
Consider the previous prices of the items to know if you are purchasing with a good deal. If the previously offered price is lower, it is a bad deal as the item can still get cheaper soon.