Have you started your wishlist for Black Friday, 23 November 2018?
Black Friday has become synonymous with the South African Christmas shopping season and for good reason as major brands offer great deals on tech, hardware and more. If you’re wondering where to get the best Black Friday camera deals, it’s right here. Even better, Outdoorphoto #BlackFriday specials will be available for preorder before the big day, so you’ll have time to plan your shopping list.
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Shopping tips for Black Friday 2018
1. Start planning early
Do your research. Use news sites and blogs to find lists of retailers offering Black Friday deals. Bookmark retailer’s websites, download apps and follow them on social media for updates. Note:
- store opening times
- stock availability
- in-store / online restrictions
2. Create a shopping list
Prioritise your must-have items, but also add more in case some items are already sold out.
3. Plan a budget
Don’t shop on impulse. Only buy what you can afford and remember to research payment options in advance.
4. Shop with friends
Work together to find deals. When shopping in-store, split up to different stores and sections to cover more ground.
5. Sign up for newsletters
Take advantage of sign-up promotions and stay in the loop with exclusive Black Friday deal alerts.
6. Look out for pre-sales
Retailers, especially niche online shops, are launching Black Friday sales earlier and earlier each year.
7. Plan your shopping trip
List first by store and then by product of importance. Also, plan your routes and leave small children at home.
8. Shop online
Ditch the traffic and stampedes and shop online. It’s just so much easier shopping from the comfort of your own home and you can visit multiple stores at once!
9. Have a backup plan
The store may be busy or what you wanted is sold out, so have backup stores and items in mind before you start shopping.
10. Start early and shop till late
The early bird catches the worm, but many retailers extend their hours during Black Weekend, so be sure to take note when planning your route.
11. Price check before you buy
Research pre-BF pricing and use online price comparison tools to check as not everything is really a deal.
12. Know the return policy
Understand the return policies and fees, and make sure you get a receipt. Also look out for options to collect in-store after shopping online, if you prefer.
13. Keep safe & keep calm
Avoid unsafe situations and sketchy websites. Wear comfortable clothes, get a good night’s sleep, and replenish your energy with food and water.
“If 2017 is anything to go by, Black Friday is quickly becoming one of the busiest South African shopping days and, like the US, marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. This year, online retailers are preparing for even more hype, but are we getting ahead of ourselves? Let’s take a step back and review what we can learn from previous years.”