Especially this year, not everyone would love to wade into the black Friday madness unless they have to. Though you may feel that everything is on sale, the reality is there are a plethora of purchases that are not necessary to make America’s biggest shopping holiday on. It is even true today because the ongoing pandemic has affected the shopping holiday drastically.
It is relatively easy to feel tempted to buy everything on your list with all the Black Friday Hype. Besides being an overwhelming day, it is also a perfect time to save big on holiday presents. Still, it can be challenging to choose a gift from the plethora of items available. You could be emptying your bank account for products that you neither want nor need in the long run if you are not a savvy shopper.
Some of the things you should avoid buying on a black Friday are:
It is most likely possible that buyers will see toys price differently on Black Friday. Experts suggest that wait for the more significant savings that are likely to come in a few days or weeks. Instead, it would best if you bought toys during the holiday season as retailers often discount them more heavily closer to Christmas.
Usually, furniture stores don’t typically get involved in promoting Black Friday deals. Instead, they choose to hold on to the discounts until February. Ideally, during this month, the sales are not that great, and when the new spring season arrives, the stores tend to add on more stock. Additionally, they need some additional retail space.
You might find some good deals on Black Friday, but you should ideally wait for a few months if you really want to save money.
- Gift cards:
Gift cards will in almost all stores this Black Friday, and you would also tempted to buy one. But instead, you should do some favor on your wallet and wait for a few months until December. You can find great deals close to Christmas.
If history repeats itself, then the discounts and bonus card list will grow significantly. No doubt, when it comes to giving a gift, the gift cards are always a great bet, but that doesn’t mean you should buy yours on Black Friday.
- Jewelry and watches:
One thing that shoppers should skip indeed is Jewelry, including watches. This category should ignored during Black Friday and the entire holiday season. During November, December, and February, the price of this category tends to be the most. No doubt there will some items advertised with significant discounts for Black Friday, but under the same selections will be extremely limited.
Additionally, style and quality may be less than stellar. You can shop in March after all the holiday hoopla is over if you want to save on money. It is mainly because you can easily find stores which are open to negotiating prices.
- Tablets and computers:
Things tend to get a little complex when it comes to buying tablets, iPads, and computers. Ideally, the big deals on Black Friday comprised of older, slower, basic models from the last year’s collection. But it doesn’t mean it is faulty merchandise. All it means that it won’t feature any bells and whistles of the newer models.
One of the best pieces of advice is that when you buy models, you should do your homework and reading reviews. You need to ensure that there is no good reason that the product did not sell the previous year.
- Wannabe Real Deals:
Usually, the “wannabe real” deals are in Black Friday ads. They tend to bark loudest for being extremely inexpensive. You need to know that Wannabes are the loss leaders, previous year’s models, lesser-known brands, or select/seasonal buy. Often these lack a real track record for performance.
Ideally, you can find wannabes in almost all categories, but they are most likely to be found in electronics and gadgets, small appliances for personal and home care, gift items, etc.
- Winter clothing and accessories:
This is another category that shoppers should hold off on buying on Black Friday. It mainly includes apparel and accessories. Shoppers are most likely to benefit by waiting (at least) until the last week in December to buy winter clothing.
There is a drastic cut the week after Christmas in apparel, including Flannel pajamas, slippers, wool scarves, wool hats, sweaters. What is left reduced to as much as 80 percent off the original price by January.
- Exercise and equipment-
A few select items were promoted on Black Friday in the exercise equipment category. But the catch here is that you won’t see anything closer to December 25 and in January. Some of the choices tend to limited during the Black Friday sales. The selection is most likely to increase by just waiting about a month, and prices decrease. Above all, you need to that you will be glad that you waited.
you do better off waiting until Black Friday has come and gone if you looking to upgrade your bedding. No doubt, the day after Thanksgiving will yield some discounts on sheets and comforters, but you are most likely to save more just over a month later in January when stores roll out their White Sales.
If you want to save more, then you should avoid buying a bed on the Black Friday sale.
You should wait until the new year if you hope to get your house holiday guest-ready with new hardwood flooring. All kinds of flooring are more likely to hit the sales in late December or January. It is mostly because people aren’t doing any construction during this season, and that’s when new models drop.
Thus, even if you can’t skip Black Friday shopping altogether, you should be aware of types of items that won’t pan out to be desirable deals.