Black Friday is the first day after the Thanksgiving. For some, it’s a part of the long weekend when they can devote the entire day for shopping. Indeed, it’s probably the first day of Christmas shopping season. But for many people, it’s a chaotic, maddening day where crowds of people fight between shelves of wholesale womens sweaters, to obtain that perfect gift. You should learn these helpful tips to master your shopping strategy.
The basic advice for shopping on Black Friday is: Don’t. Avoid the situation in the first place. If you’re an American, you probably already stocked up on Thanksgiving. You have everything you need, and there’s plenty of time to buy gifts. Why have unrealistic expectations? Give your family and friends homemade gifts or take them somewhere fantastic for the holidays. And if everything else fails, get online. Stay up late on Thanksgiving night and be the first to make a Black Friday offer after midnight!
If you, like me, simply can’t resist shopping, you need to control yourself. Put yourself in the right frame of mind. Don’t take your credit card with you. Instead, take some cash from the ATM and leave the card at home. I try never to sweep up with flash sales and always think rationally. If my nephew wants that new video game, and it’s sold out now, I can always get him a new toy and buy him an old game he might not know.
One element of thinking rationally is having a list and checking it twice. Stick to your list, and control your impulse buys. If you “don’t know what you want”, I can guarantee you that you will overspend on the Black Friday. Similarly, be wary of any bonuses and add-ons, they can drain your wallet! The stores stock up on wholesale womens sweaters to sell them with huge markup – research your clothes’ prices a couple of weeks before the day!
And finally, never be rude. This is a shopping trip, not a war, you shouldn’t get swiped up in the moment. Good manners are a way of solving a conflict, so don’t fight other shoppers in the parking lot, in the aisles, and always preserve your body distance.