Black Friday is one of the most anticipated days of the year for consumers. Whether to anticipate the purchase of Christmas gifts, or to be able to buy that item you really wanted, it all boils down to one main aspect: low prices. make the best choices this year, we bring you four tips that will help you save. Also read: Precautions to take on Black Friday: 8 tips to take advantage of discounts
set a budget
THE setting a budget should be the first step in this Black Friday savings journey.With low prices, it’s easy to lose control when shopping because, although less is spent on each purchase, the values accumulate and this can result in a higher expense than was originally intended – especially in the case of compulsive readers and eager collectors. set a maximum amount to spend on Black Friday can, and should, be your first step. Consider every day that there may be promotions, and then you can consider separating your budget by day, by store or even by “category” (such as technology, clothing or others). It is important to set a maximum ceiling to ensure you don’t go beyond your limits. In addition, it is crucial that you know how to save on the purchase of equipment. Also read: How to shop with conscience on Black Friday?
It seems obvious, but in the rush to grab the biggest discounts, we sometimes forget that starting early can be the best tactic. Black Friday 2022 has a date marked on November 25th, and until then there are three phases that you should pay special attention to: research, comparison and choice.Before you start, think to yourself: what are you looking for? Do you have a need that needs an answer now? Knowing what you want to buy during Black Friday is an excellent way to not get carried away by the philosophy of “when it arrives, I’ll see what there is”, because there may be discounts that, although they are good, are for products that you don’t really need. After the products you are looking for, the research phase enters. It is at this stage that understand if the products you have marked really meet your needs, if they are of good quality, and even if the models you are looking for are the most suitable for you. The search can be done through reviews or even reading the product sheet on different websites. Now that you have marked the products, and you know that they are really suitable for you, comes the comparison phase. While it is difficult to predict which retailer will have the lowest prices, it is always worth compare prices between stores before Black Friday starts🇧🇷 This way, you can have a clearer idea of who will offer the most affordable prices, or who offers the best options, such as financing options. why It’s not unheard of to be able to find some items at Black Friday prices before the big day.Having chosen the items and the store where you will buy it, you are now guaranteed to be able to make the best choice. Read more: Black Friday: Go shopping with extra care
Black Friday… online?
well we know that physically going to a store and seeing the products we want in our hands is an unbeatable feeling, not to mention that the purchase of products is immediate, and we don’t have to wait for the order to arrive. However, for some consumers, long lines and empty shelves can be a real nightmare. Thus, the sites appear as a good solution, because in Portugal the online commerce is increasingly prepared for the most awaited Friday of the year. Also, the best Black Friday prices sometimes come very early. Opportunities may be available as early as midnight on the day of the campaign. It may also happen that, in some brands, discounts are exclusive online, and therefore, for the consumer who wants to take advantage of the best opportunities, buying online may be the best option.By taking advantage of the best discounts online, it also helps you to stay within the budget you will have set for you, because in addition to taking advantage of the lower prices, you also get greater control over spending when placing the products in the cart. However, not everything is positive. Be careful where you shop online, because many scammers, by this time, tend to create dummy stores. Avoid buying from stores that do not provide mandatory data – such as name, NIF and address – and research the site’s legitimacy. Look for your social networks, or official channels to give feedback to the brand, you can even read comments from other users to make your choice.
Pay attention to exchanges, returns and deliveries
For many consumers, the Black Friday is when Christmas shopping beginsto take advantage of the best opportunities. If this is your situation, then we advise you to pay attention to two very important factors: the delivery time and the stores’ exchange and returns policy.The holiday season is a busier time for both stores and transport companies. Because of this, it is important to understand the delivery forecasts that stores offer, as well as research and see if the dates tend to be met, to ensure that the gifts arrive on time for the big day. atAlso note that stores offer free shipping to an address of your choiceor even in store deliveries, as it can contribute to meeting your budget. store exchanges and returns policy it can also be a deciding factor in choosing where to shop. We’ve all received something that we already had or that we would like to exchange, and there are many players at this time who take this into account. Another way to meet your budget is ask if the store where you made the purchase practices the refund of the price difference. Imagine that the store where you bought a certain product lowers its price after a few days, you can check if, in the regulations, it refunds the difference and what is the deadline for requesting it.Now that we’ve given you some tips on how to make the best choices this Black Friday, it remains for us to wish you happy shopping! FNAC, in the Portuguese market since 1998, has as its main missions to encourage a culture of informed choice and responsible consumption. Whether through FNAC Experts, communication or the actions we promote on a daily basis, our commitment is that the customer makes the best choice for himself and for the environment.