5 ways to navigate Black Friday/Cyber Monday

5 ways to navigate Black Friday/Cyber Monday

It’s that time of the year again where people around the world can take advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday specials. Although it can be overwhelming, here are some tips that will help you navigate this crazy shopping week.

Black Friday and Cyber have become a worldwide shopping phenomenon with many people opting to shop at this time for all their festive season gifts. Some of the challenges during this season is the overwhelming number of specials and discounts across a variety of retail outlets. Sites are known to crash, queues get longer, chances of a stampede are increased so do not be caught in the frenzy, here are some tips to help you along.


  1. Create your shopping list

When confronted with a lot of shopping choices, it might be difficult to make a solid decision about what you want and need. The best way to eliminate indecisiveness is to make a shopping list before Black Friday/Cyber Monday. Write down all the items you would like to purchase during Black Friday, and this will be the starting point of your shopping experience.


  1. Give yourself a set budget

It might seem like a good idea to burn all your cash at once during the biggest shopping weekend of the year but setting a budget will ensure that you don’t go too wild and break bank. Make sure you set a realistic budget for yourself and figure out what you need and how much to spend. This might be a good time to use your credit card and pay it off over the upcoming months so that your monthly budget isn’t thrown off.


  1. Look at ads and specials

Research your favourite online websites and stores and find out what special deals and discounts they are offering. Make a list of the deals that stand out to you and make sure you keep a copy of the specials, shopping codes/vouchers and any other info that you make your shopping experiences a little better. If you intend to buy from a physical store, make sure you bring the ads and specials with you on shopping day.


  1. Compare prices from different retail outlets

Once you have an idea of which stores you would like to shop from, look at the competitors and see what deals they are offering. You can visit sites like https://www.pricecheck.co.za/, which make it easier for you to compare products and prices across a number of online stores.


  1. Avoid queues and shop online

If camping out in front a store or mall does not appeal to you, it’s best that you shop online. Become a night owl and start your online shopping experience in the early hours of the morning while everyone is still snoozing. By the time people wake up, you would have your items ready to be delivered to your doorstep hassle-free. Also, this prep will ensure that if sites crash during the day when traffic is high, you will not have to worry about that. If you have no choice but to shop physically, make sure you are early, hydrated, wear sunscreen, bring a camp chair and lots of patience.


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