Black Friday 2022 will officially start on November 21. In order not to miss out on the best deals, it is important to be prepared. We give you 6 important tips not to miss anything!
Black Friday, together with Cyber Monday, is the biggest shopping event of the year. This year we can grab the best bargains from November 21. What started as a day has grown over the years into a week, a month or even a whole season of deals on technology, software, home products, interior design and so on.
But how do you make sure you get the best deals? What do you need and maybe there are already Christmas gifts in between? It is important to prepare yourself a bit for Black Friday 2022 and not miss anything.
Also read: Black Friday 2022: the TechPulse overview
‘Time is money!’ Make sure you are there on time.
6 tips for Black Friday
1. What do I need?
A pretty crucial question to ask yourself. To get the best bargains, you need to be prepared. That’s for sure. So it’s important to think about what you need to avoid impulse purchases. Think about your laptop, phone or smartwatch: can they last for a while, or is it time to replace them. Also, think about what’s priority right now, and limit yourself to that once the Black Friday deals come out. You certainly don’t want to spend more than you had in mind.
2. Make a Black Friday list
To keep it easy for yourself, it is recommended to build a list. You can choose to divide your desired purchases into categories to maintain a better overview. We recommend that you put your list on mobile so that you always have it at hand.
Determine in this list which brands you would like to look at. If you also know within which product categories you want to look for a deal, check for yourself which device (model) you prefer. That way you can search in a targeted way and you will not be dragged into all the deals. Also don’t forget to agree on a price range in which you would agree to buy the device.
3. Amazon Prime
One of the largest platforms offering the best deals: Amazon. And as a Prime member you get even more benefits. So sign up for Amazon Prime. The first 30 days are free to use, so take out the ‘subscription’ in the Black Friday 2022 period. This way it will not cost you any money and you can only benefit from it. Sign up for Amazon Prime here.
Black Friday 2022 is the ideal bargain fest to make impulse purchases. Sometimes you regret these kinds of bargains, they also make sure that you end up spending more than you planned. So set a budget for yourself and try to stick to it. This way you avoid a financial hangover in the days/weeks that follow.
5. Time is money
And that is to be taken literally. The best deals are limited in time and stock. Many retailers and platforms such as Amazon make use of this. Certain products that are very popular are offered limited in stock and time, so make sure you are on time with your predetermined list.
6. Deals aren’t always good
You will undoubtedly have noticed that not every offer is very spectacular. Some retail chains raise their prices in the weeks leading up to the bargain fest and lower them again on Black Friday. You may be a few euros cheaper, but certainly not the hefty amounts that the retailers would have you believe. Therefore, keep an eye on the prices before the start of Black Friday and avoid online stores that juggle prices.
Also this year TechPulse will keep a close eye on the best deals of Black Friday. Make sure you keep an eye on this page and don’t miss anything.