Black Friday 2013 for dummies: Background of Black Friday and a few tips and tricks
If you don’t know anything about Black Friday, we can surely take you as a dummy and take it as our obligation to enlighten you about this phenomenon. If you are truly among those dummies who do not know anything about Black Friday, think of Black Friday as the beginning of festive shopping right after Christmas. The day after Thanks Giving is considered as the Black Friday in USA and in some other parts of the world it is known as Boxing Day. However, there is nothing related to boxing or anything dark to this particular day. Rather Black Friday is a symbol of fun and excitement when millions of people jump in a nationwide shopping spree to buy some of their favorite items with too good to be true deals and offers.
The term Black Friday originated from Philadelphia in 1961 and become a widespread phenomenon across USA within 1975. It is the day when all the large retailers open up their doors and put massive discounts on their products. It is regarded as the biggest shopping bonanza and millions of people participate in this. Although it actually starts right after Thanks Giving Day, most of the retailers’ start their Black Friday promotion way before by putting out different advertisement, advance coupons as well as new offers for that day. This is one special day of the year when they expect to make huge sale and profit. This is why; they take it very seriously and come up with so many offers and deals for their customers. All of the biggest giants including but limiting to Sears and Kmart have been carrying out special campaigns only for Black Friday. In line with them, the consumers also participate in the shopping spree of this day. To be honest, most of the people in the USA do not even buy anything special until the Black Friday as they expect to save some money with deals and offers on the Black Friday.
Ever since the beginning of Black Friday Phenomenon, this day hasn’t disappointed anyone and it will be even more exciting on Black Friday 2013 which is only a month away from now. However, it will be a complete chaos on that day as thousands of people will rush to each and every outlet. There will be a massive crowd on the shop floor and people will find it really difficult to find and buy their favorite items. This is why; they are advised to plan their strategy way ahead of others.
To make the best out of Black Friday 2013, you will first need to make a wish list and note down every single item that you want to buy. It is very common for the people to get really excited in the shopping spree and buy things that they do not need in the first place. However, if you have a wish list, you will never get lost and know where to focus. The wish list will also help you to decide which shops to visit in the first hours of Black Friday.
There are hundreds of websites out there which are solely dedicated to Black Friday 2013 such as i4u. In addition, we have found two websites on the best Black Friday Deals, Black Friday and i4u which were really useful and worth a visit. Frequently visit those sites way in advance to get some prediction on the possible deals on Black Friday 2013. If you visit those sites on a regular basis, you will know what kind of things you can expect on that day. In addition to that, you may also ask the people working in those shops for some predictions as well. Since those retail shops stack up their inventory months before Black Friday, they will surely have some idea about what kind of deals will be out there in their stores. With these predictions in your mind, you will know which places to visit in the first hours of Black Friday 2013.
Most of the retail stores including WalMart and Target start their Black Friday campaign way ahead of this day and provide their advertisement along with the prices in advance of Black Friday. In addition, they also provide a number of coupons and ads for their customers. If you start to collect those coupons and redeem them on the time purchase on Black Friday 2013, you will surely get some great deals.
While you will get some cool deals on Black Friday, you should also keep your eyes open for the risky deals. There are a number of items that you shouldn’t buy on Black Friday. Items such as toys, winter clothes, and luxury accessories are some of the items which you can buy a cheaper rate before or after Black Friday. So try to resist the urge to buy such items unless there is a limited supply. However, you should focus on items such as Smartphones, TVs, and Tablets which are always in demand and put on display along with other door busters. You may also buy some of your favorite items from the online stores or even pre-book them as well. Online stores such as Amazon and eBay also provide Black Friday discount and deals for their clients. In addition, you can pre-order them before Black Friday and get them delivered to your house. This will save your time and you do not need to go through all the hassles.
In addition to that, you should also make sure that you do not overspend as well. The majority of the people can’t control themselves and go beyond the spending limit. With credit cards they can’t keep the track of their spending and sometimes end up buying things they do not even need in the first place. If you also do not want to miss out an opportunity on Black Friday, we would advise you to plan way ahead of the day before this day. Just follow these tips and tricks and you will surely get some great deals on this Black Friday.