Black Friday is a worldwide phenomenon. Everyone understands the language of a good deal, and Black Friday contains plenty. However, due to the pandemic, most shopping will be done online.
From huge savings on electronics to Black Friday VPN sales, there is a deal for everyone. But how does one even find these deals in time?
How to Find the Best Black Friday Deals
Use a VPN to Get the Best Deals
A lot of online storefronts practice “dynamic pricing,” a price-gouging method designed to charge users from wealthier areas (cities, states, countries) more for a product that, just over two towns over, may be cheaper.
Online retailers use your location to determine the best price to charge you, so using a VPN to change your virtual location and trick a site into believing you’re in another area is ideal. This way, you save some money while avoiding the hassle of actually travelling a town over for a fair price.
Take Advantage of Loyalty Cards
Most retailers nowadays push loyalty cards, credit cards that reward the customer when used, usually in credit exclusive to that store.
Using loyalty cards and stacking up points can be extremely beneficial. However, be careful not to overdo it. After all, most loyalty cards come in the form of credit cards, and the last thing you want to do is be indebted to multiple outlets after the holiday is over.
Turn On Notifications
Nothing feels worse than missing out on a fantastic deal because you weren’t aware of it until it was too late. To avoid this, sign up for notifications from retailers you plan on shopping at, as well as following social media accounts dedicated to advertising the best sales.
Staying Safe During Black Friday Online Sales
Verify Deals With Retailers
Staying safe while Black Friday shopping isn’t difficult, but it does take a bit of precaution from the user. Firstly, never take advantage of a deal without verifying it first. Most sites aren’t going to give out free MacBooks, so verify it before entering your information.
Install a Good Spam Filter
Modern email services do a decent job of filtering out spam, phishing emails, and other junk. However, some scam emails may get through—emails that aim to take advantage of a user’s naivety. Install a decent spam filter on your email service to avoid getting these scam emails in your inbox.
Some retailers like to pretend they’re giving you the best price by increasing the price of a product then slashing that price. To make sure you’re getting the best price and not being tricked, download Honey.
Honey is a browser extension that tells you the price history of the product you’re viewing. Honey also notifies you of if you’re getting the best deal. If you are, it’ll urge you to buy the product, and if not, you may want to wait until after Black Friday.
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