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Black Friday shopping is a classic holiday tradition for many people. However, the allure of a good deal can sometimes leave you with buyer’s remorse. The good news is that there are a few things you can keep in mind that will help you avoid said remorse. With these tips and tricks, you’ll be able to spot only the best of deals this holiday season.
Pay attention to categories
Instead of shopping those large, flashy sales, consider going smaller. You’re more likely to get a good deal on that new microwave you’ve been needing than that new smart refrigerator you’ll never use. When it comes to gift giving, stick to the small stuff too.
Things like watches, kids toys, and even clothing can give you the most bang for your buck. Just remember to shop around and make sure you are getting the best price you can. Different stores will prioritize certain categories over others, so pay attention to that.
Don’t get sucked in
Just because something is on sale, that doesn’t mean you necessarily need to buy it now. Sure, you might need that slow cooker for Superbowl Sunday, but you have time. Be patient and seek out the best price.
Also, avoid making impulse purchases, like televisions and other large electronics. Those great deals you see advertised usually only go to the first few customers. Don’t wait in line all night just to get roped into paying close to full price.
Keep track of good deals
Keep an eye on prices year round. Chances are, there will be another holiday deal that will offer a better price than Black Friday. This is especially true for certain categories that we talked about earlier.
For example, patio furniture and other outdoor items are usually sold at the lowest prices during memorial and labor day sales. Don’t forget, you can also get good deals on Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.