Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving. As much publicized, this day is very important for major department stores retail sales. It is an indication of shopping trends for the holiday season. Retailers have hot bargains on this day to draw customers to their stores in hopes of a big tally in overall sales. After the turkey is eaten the day before, many shoppers are ready to forge ahead toward Christmas with gusto to shop at the after Thanksgiving sales. I go to sales on Black Friday, since I am somewhat of a recovering shopaholic, and love the bargains. I have a few tips, and strategies to getting what I want in less time and with less stress. First of all, I will tell you about my last year’s Black Friday coup. I got a Sony digital camera for 79.00 that had a free Epsom printer with it. The printer was valued at 178.00. So, yes I was excited with that deal.
My strategies for the after Thanksgiving sales are to first get a newspaper on Thanksgiving with all of the sales that are going on. When browsing through the many sales papers go for something that you need, and that is an exception deal. While Aunt Lily is line at Walmart to get the half priced Barbies, you can be in line for something really substantial.
Dress warmly, using the layering technique of wearing a top, a sweater, and a thick coat. Also, be sure to wear a hat and gloves to keep your body heat contained. Go early before the lines are too long, preferably before the chickens crow. Remember the early bird catches the worm. Last year, I went to only one store at 4 a.m.. I was eighth in line for the store to open at its special 6 a.m opening. I was home by 7 a.m sipping coffee, and was ecstatic with my free printer.
Take a thermos of your favorite hot drink with you, such as hot chocolate, tea, or coffee. The warm drink will knock the chill off the cold temperatures outside. Take a friend with you as someone to talk to, or to hold your place in line, if an occasion to leave your spot occurs.
Remember, plan ahead, dress warmly, be focused and decisive, and remember to be polite. If you get the big deal, or not it is still o.k.. Some people get greedy and pushy on Black Friday which is unnecessary, since it is just merchandise.
My personal experiences