While 2020 has been quite a doozy, Black Friday is creeping closer and closer, and if you want to capitalise on the absolutely ridiculous discounts on products, we’ve got some tips to help you get the best bang for your buck!
Deals begin early
Keep in mind, while Black Friday is (quite literally) a ‘day’, the Black Friday sales tend to begin a week prior to the big event. Retailers will reveal discounted prices and specials leading up to 27 November, so keep an eye out for those early deals if you don’t want to miss out.
Do some research
As is the case with spending money on anything, do research as to what the original RRP (recommended retail price) is/was for your desired item, so that you know what to expect to pay for it around Black Friday. Also, search alternatives, look at reviews of the product you’re after, and compare options. The last thing you want is to buy something on an impulse and realise that you’ve paid too much or made a poor choice.
Keep your budget in mind
Before you start imagining illustrious plans of buying a prohibitively expensive UHD television for only about R25,000, set up a maximum budget that you’re working according to. Sales are great and all, but just because something is on sale, it doesn’t suddenly mean you should overspend just because an already-expensive product has a discount attached. By putting together a budget, it’ll help you set up some parameters for your spending so you don’t get too carried away with crazy sales.
Don’t only think about things you want
Also think about stuff you need. The great thing about Black Friday is pretty much everything you can think of goes on sale, so you should consider necessities as well as fun things to buy. If you need practical (*cough* boring *cough*) things like paint for your house or hardware supplies, chances are you’ll find that with slashed prices too – so don’t just think about whacky enjoyable things; cast a wider net and you could tick a few things off your to-do list at a fraction of the price.
Scope out the online retailers
Wading into the frantic brick-and-mortar stores certainly provides a specific thrill, but you’re obviously limited to what’s available in your local market only. Black Friday is a fast-growing retail event that’s catching on like wildfire, chances are many global online retailers will be following suit. Scanning online retailers for things you’d like but that may not be locally available is viable plan of action.
PriceCheck, who has been an industry leader in price comparison and product discovery, is the best spot to check out all the big retailers’ Black Friday deals. It curates and combines hundreds of online and physical stores across SA, allowing you to compare their offerings this shopping season so that you can find the very-best price before making a decision.
If you want to keep an eye on the Black Friday deals going around, then PriceCheck should be your home – they’ll be keeping track of specials from these stores and many others on the day and will make it easy for you to find the best savings possible!