Give me your tips

For the first time since it hit the UK, I may be particpating in Black Friday, this has very little to do with Black Friday and more to do with the fact that this was the week I was planning on doing it.

I know what I want to buy and at what price, having done a recon of prices a month ago. The main reason I did this is because in the UK (not sure if it the same everywhere) is that if they want to show a product is reduced they have to have had it at the same price for 28 days, then they can reduce by however amount. Its a very smart marketing technique, because you think you are getting a massive deal, not realising you could of bought it in September for the same price that you get on black Friday.

If the prices are more expensive than they were when I originally checked them out, I might wait a few more days, to see if they drop down, then they will probably rise again for the January Sales.

But, and this is a big but, I might get some really good deals, as long as they are on the things I want them on.

So for anyone who does this, do you have any tips on what you do?

 

*Edited to say. I am not leaving my house, I am doing this online, I have seen those videos, hell I am seen what happens in Tescos when they put the reduced food out

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28 Responses to Give me your tips

  1. xaspierudegirlx says:

    No tips as I avoid black friday like the plaque. I don’t like being trampled on and it is too much for my anxiety. It’s actually insane to me people think the behavior on Black Friday is considered normal and kinda shows society is very materialistically driven. ot sayng everyone who does out on Black Friday to get the odd deal, no harm in that. I get that and am all for savings. But like camping out in front of the door and trampling people over or knocking people rudely out of your way to get your deal, those people are nuts! xD So yeah sorry I got no tips other than watch your back and avoid the crazies! xD

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    • This is my fault, I should of put in there all I am doing is online black friday. I am refusing to leave my house for your reasons. I shall add it in now

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    • S B Williams says:

      Here in the US there’s no longer any of the massive rush in the mornings or at midnight like there used to be because stores are opening up at 6pm and 10pm or whatever on Thursday night. Most people HATE this trend b/c it really takes away from people having Thanksgiving with their families, however I think the one benefit is that it does prevent mass crowding and trampling etc.

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      • S B Williams says:

        I shouldn’t say there’s no longer any mass rush in the mornings, there are still stores that wait until Thanksgiving morning to open, but all of the huge department stores and electronic stores are almost all opening up on Thursday evening.

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      • I worry that is going to happen to us, because we don’t have thanksgiving.

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      • xaspierudegirlx says:

        That’s good. Where I live in the USA the rushes are still pretty brutal I hear. I just avoid Black Friday all together cause even a normal day when stores are packed for whatever reason gives me anxiety. Maybe if I didn’t get the social anxiety I’d go for the deals, but it’s just not worth it for me. Like I’d rather spend the time off with family anyways etc. Plus in the future now that I do live in the USA (it’s my first year here, originally from Canada) I will just shop online if I need too. Haha I get the whole thing about it kinda takes away from family time on thanksgiving but it’s people’s personal choice. if people chose shopping over coming to spend time with my husband and I on Thanggiving I’d be like heh whatever enjoy those killer deals, cause materialistic things will totally buy your happiness. xD Like that I am just personally against the idea itself I think. Like it should be about family time cause you can’t take your materialistic things with you to your grave, thanksgiving and holidays should be about spending time with the fam, but now most holidays are ruined by the obsession over buy so much crap. Even Christmas the rushes are so insane for so long leading up to Christmas. Like I get it if thats your thing, but I don’t get it in the same breath. xD

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      • I agree with what you are saying, I do,however wonder how much it actually saves you though, its going to be interesting to see, because everything that I want to buy has increased in price since September and if a lot of it doesn’t come down by a lot, Black Friday for us making savings for Christmas is a bust. For example on thing I am watching has gone up £25

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      • xaspierudegirlx says:

        Exactly! I hear these so called sales actually go on longer or something than people realize or whatever. I have heard many things about Black Friday, and wonder how much you actually save. And all stores have to do is increase to a higher price for more than a month, than they can say put it on sale for the same price is was on before the increase. Or something??? But good luck telling the crazy materialistic people that. xD The whole thing to me is kinda blah. I love sales and that but I normally find decent savings all year around it just depends how, where and when you shop. Or a crazy thought is to buy less for your loved ones and spend more time with them on holidays. Christmas etc are not about materialistic things, yet we feel pressured into buying hr most expensive gifts, spoiling the children etc.

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      • Exactly, I popped onto Amazon and found 4 extra gifts for my (spoilt already) son for Christmas, it was only because I knew my budget and what I was getting stopped me from buying them, I had added them to a wish list, but just like most my lists I bet in six months when I go revist them I will think why do I need that. But in the heat of the moment when you are grabbing things because they have a nice 50% off sign, I do wonder how many people leave the store with 5 toilet seats and then sit at home and think why did I buy those

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      • xaspierudegirlx says:

        I am also getting use to Thanksgiving being more than a one day celebration or event. Canada they do Thanksgiving on the second Monday of October, kids just get the one extra day off, or people from work. But that;s it there is no big sales, or this Thanksgiving eve stuff. The day just got here and I am kinda already exhausted and over the hype. I am like k can I just eat my turkey dinner spend time with my husband’s family and it be over already. Holidays naturally exhaust me because of my anxiety. yet Christmas one of the biggest holidays is my favorite holiday of the year. But when it is over I am so tired, takes me like a week to get back to normal. xD

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      • We don’t have thanksgiving, so I don’t really get it, we have boxing day (26th December) instead

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      • xaspierudegirlx says:

        Oh, where are you from? I only know thanksgiving as a Canadian (October) and The USA Thanksgiving (Novemver) Boxing day is a Christmas thing. Canada doesn’t have Black Friday sales like USA does after their thanksgiving. So Canada only has Boxing day as like a sale day. xD

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      • I am in the UK, so no Thanksgiving at all, we have boxing day and thats it, which is why having a Black Friday just seems weird here

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      • xaspierudegirlx says:

        Oh okay, makes sense. xD Yeah Canada is similar it has boxing day, so they don’t have black friday. They do have Thanksgiving though the second Monday of October each year. It is different from the USA’s.

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      • I know that it is different, thankfully I got taught that before I made that mistake to a Canadian. I am sensing I might insult them

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  2. xaspierudegirlx says:

    Not saying everyone***

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  3. Wrap yourself in bubble wrap, keep your head on a swivel, be exacting in your search, and caffeinate…heavily. It’ll keep your edge on. Good luck. 😃😃

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  4. S B Williams says:

    My tip: Here in the US (which is ludicrous) some stores are opening up Thursday evening and beginning their ‘sales” that day so it takes the sting and the insanity and urgency out of the morning rush to go to stores at 5am and 6am to buy everything. However, my advice would be to go around 8am or 9am your time b/c I swear that is like a HUGE lull (at least in my generalized location) in when people shop. Most people go either at 5 or 6am, and then go home and sleep. OR they go the night before, and then sleep in and don’t go until 10 or 11. Now this is just a hunch from my previous experience shopping for the last several years on Black Friday 😀

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  5. S B Williams says:

    For example: One year several years back, I went out on Black Friday to return something. My husband was freaking out like “oh my gosh, be careful! Be safe!” I got to Target around 9am and it was totally dead. Very few people were there, very few people were in line. Now, that’ was actually BEFORE they started opening stores up on Thursday evenings so who knows…that little bit could throw off the whole formula LOL

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  6. S B Williams says:

    Online shopping should be easy. Just look for deals. I don’t know about Amazon UK but again, in the US, there have been Black Friday deals going on all week long online, and many online stores also have Cyber Monday deals on the Monday following Thanksgiving.

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