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The 5 biggest mistakes you can make on Black Friday
Black Friday 2018 could be the best yet, with fantastic deals to be had on everything from
4K TVs to
smartphones, but if you get it wrong, at best you could miss out on huge discounts, and at worst, get ripped off really badly.
With a huge influx of deals coming in at every angle it can be tricky to know how to get the most out of Black friday - that's where we come in.
We’ve put together this list of all the things you shouldn’t do on November - read on and you could have your best
Black Friday and
Cyber Monday ever.
1. Being underprepared
It’s well worth having an idea of what you’re looking to buy ahead of black Friday - items can sell out very quickly so you don’t want to be browsing through hundreds of different products on the day.
If you’re looking for a specific kind of product like a
soundbar, research some of the different models and their specifications - that way, if the exact model you wanted sells out, you’ll have lots of backups to choose from.
To make this easier, we have dedicated
articles on different products, brands, and retailers with our predictions on what we think will be discounted this Black Friday and cyber Monday.
Make sure you bookmark our
Black Friday and Cyber Monday page where you can see all the deals going live in real time.
2. Waking up late
If you’re planning on doing you Black Friday shopping late in the evening of November 23 we have some bad news - you could well miss some of the biggest deals. retailers typically start posting their discounts from the stroke of midnight, so you may stay up late - or even set your alarm for very early in the morning.
Black Friday and Cyber monday is notorious for websites crashing under the huge amounts of traffic, so some retailers including
Argos are advising that between 3 - 4 am is the quietest time to shop and bag the best deals.
That being said, Black Friday is increasingly becoming a week or even month-long event for some of the big shops like
Amazon, so if you’re busy on the November 23 you may still be able to get yourself a fantastic deal on everything from smart speakers to TVs.
3. Falling for scams
Unfortunately Black Friday and Cyber Monday can bring scammers and fraudsters out of the woodwork, so be sure to use your common sense when you’re doing your shopping.
Always try to buy from trusted retailers, and pay securely using a debit/credit card or PayPal so you can get your money back should anything go wrong or you end up having to return something.
Also be wary of ‘too good to be true’ offers and links on social media, as well as unsolicited emails - if you’re ever in doubt, it’s always best to give suspicious links a wide berth.
4. Unnecessary spending
It’s no secret that Black Friday is huge day for spending, and while that’s all well and good, there’s no need to break the bank this November.
That’s not to put you off bagging some brilliant deals - chances are you can get a lot for your money over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday period, especially if you follow our tips and tricks.
Bear in mind that Black Friday comes at the end of the month, before most of us receive our paychecks, so if you’re planning on spending a significant amount it’s probably a good idea to start setting aside some money now.
Occasionally retailers will artificially increase the prices of their products right before applying Black Friday discounts, making deals look better than they really are.
Of course, that’s not to say that these deals aren’t good value in their own right, but it’s worth researching current prices of the products you’re looking to buy ahead of time so you aren’t fooled by sneaky price hikes.
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