In order to make sure that you get the best value on Black Friday, it may be worth taking a look at what you should buy and what you should skip.
5 Things to Buy
If you want to get the best possible deals, head straight for the Apple products. Lower prices and free gift cards that come with older models of MacBooks, iMacs, Apple TVs, iPhones, and iPads are sometimes the best deals available, especially since you can update their software.
When it comes to Black Friday deals, you can almost never go wrong with electronics. More specifically, the offers that you can find on tv’s and smartphones are often some of the best retailers have. If you find that you are overwhelmed or if you didn’t plan your Black Friday shopping, just buy electronics. You’ll be sure to find substantial value.
Games, CD’s, DVD’s
Even though you can watch almost anything on on-demand streaming services, you can still find incredible value by stocking up on your CD and DVD collection. More specifically, check out the collector’s products such as box sets. If you’re a gamer, you can’t go wrong with gaming titles as they are usually some of the most discounted items in the store.
The sales of home appliances contributed significantly to the $5 billion on Black Friday this year. It genuinely is worth waiting for Black Friday to replace that old fridge or washer. When it comes to home appliance offers on Black Friday, you can expect discounts of up to 49%. Also, don’t forget about smaller appliances like coffee or ice makers.
If you like traveling, Black Friday can be a massive source of saving. Check out accommodation sites and airline tickets for the best deals. Since these promotions are only available for a limited time, it may be worth it to set out travel dates before Black Friday so you can buy immediately when the deals become available.
5 Things to Skip
If you are out to find the best value, it will be better to skip winter clothing. The best time to buy winter clothing is when winter is over and shops are getting rid of their stock. There may, however, be online doorbuster deals that you can consider in the clothing category. Things like belts, boots, and handbags can sometimes be heavily discounted and worth checking out.
Although there may be some good buys in this category, there are many other times in a year when demand drops and prices fall. The last day or two before Christmas many retailers desperately try to get rid of their stock.
Just like toys, you may be able to find good discounts, but it will be nowhere near the deals you will be able to find just after Christmas. Stocking up on Christmas decorations on December 26 can be a massive money-saver, even more so than when you buy on Black Friday. If you find yourself in need of wrapping paper and tree decorations during Black Friday, it’ll still be a good idea to wait until the day or two before Christmas.
Bedding and Linens
During January, many stores have white sales to boost their merchandise sales after Christmas. This is a better time to buy linens than Black Friday as you may not see the same discounts.
It may be tempting to buy all your outdoor and camping equipment. During Black Friday, however, these products as not as heavily discounted as they are when summer comes to an end.