Black Friday Deals
Here we go again. As you may know, if it sounds to good to be true, then it probably is too good to be true. Except if it’s a Friday, and not just any other friday, it is Black Friday! Throughout the year, fashion items and electronics can be very expensive, but on black friday, they become more affordable. But there is a catch, don’t be fooled for not everything you see on black friday is a true deal.
Consider yourself as a curious shopper. You have a need and you have a desire to fulfill that need. Let’s say you are preparing for a special prom night or party and you know just the dress you need to fulfill this dream. And you have decided to wait until black friday to buy the dress. First, you may actually not find the dress you are looking for on black friday because it is sold out before black friday. Many stores will start giving out good black friday deals in November and long before black friday week itself. A lot of people will take advantage of the deals that are leading up to black friday which means not all items will be available on black friday.
The curious shopper
Back to the curious shopper. You have waited until black friday to buy your dress(or a phone, pet, anything you like). Then you go to the store on black friday and you see a 50% off deal on your item(so you are lucky enough that your item is not sold out by the time you get there). You also see a price tag for $60 which means you are buying the dress at $30 with the black friday deal. As a happy buyer you use this black friday deal and leave the store feeling better. Here is a twist – what if you ran into an old friend that told you that they saw the exact same dress selling for $25 at another store earlier that year?
This may be the case for many people on Black Friday. Sometimes stores place a percent off deal on an item, but then they first of all hike up the price on the item and then with the percent off deal you are getting something closer to what the actual price of the item is. In this case, the percent off deal is only serving as more of an incentive for you to buy more on black friday.
A spending culture
Black friday is really a good reason to spend. It is a way that we create a spending culture and we provide ourselves with an undisputed reason or excuse to buy things. The fact that everything is advertised at amazing prices only adds more fuel to our spending culture. There are many reasons why most people go out to spend on Black Friday. For some it is the promise of owning something that could not and for some others it is a mere investment of time to buy something at lower than the market price only to make the profit by selling it later on ebay or amazon. For others it is the sport of looking and frantically searching through isles and isles of merchandise before finding the perfect deal on black friday.
Whatever your reason is to spend this black friday, it does not really matter because you do not have to answer to anyone about why or how you spend your money especially on black friday.
A second chance
While black friday gives a special chance to buy just about anything at a good price, there is also a second chance on cyber monday. Cyber monday or cyber week is when you see similar deals online for all the same items that were discounted in the stores during black friday. In fact, cyber monday could prove to be a more convenient option to black friday.
Generally, i prefer to buy electronics on cyber monday. First, you do not have to travel or run around the store to find the limited deals before the next person in line. You do not have to scream, shout and tug away all day just to get the deal you want. On cyber monday, a convenient second chance to black friday, you can simply click away and find most of the deals you are looking for right there infront of you. With the power of the tip of your fingers you can make numerous purchases on items at amazing deals.
Where do i spend my black friday?
At home. In the comfort of your family and friends, binge watching your favorite show on netflix, hulu and amazon. Eating left overs from thanksgiving and drinking away the very spirit of black friday.
This was probably not the answer you were looking for. Let’s try this again. If you know what you are looking for on black friday, then you know exactly where to spend your black friday. We recommend that you think about the specific item and how many people will likely want the same item. The store may have limited amounts for sale on black friday, so try to visit the stores with the items that are most likely to be sold out first. Then you can go to the other stores later since you have a better chance of still finding what you are looking for.
If you do not know what item you are looking for and just want to see all the deals out there and make the decision at the store, then go to your local walmart store. Walmart is always a safe bet because they try to guarantee you the lowest prices on any item you buy from them. Another safe bet is Best Buy especially if you are looking to buy electronics and gadgets. A very safe online bet is Amazon. With amazon prime, you can benefit from quick delivery(and in some cases same day delivery) and other items like free streaming.
Don’t miss out
Whatever you do this black friday week, do not miss out on the spirit and atmosphere of your local town. Be part of the movement and get involved in the black friday spirit. You don’t have to buy anything, but at least get yourself out there and share a smile with someone else at your local store. If you miss out on black friday deals, then look for a second chance in cyber monday.