Even though this annual event entitled Black Friday has already included in its tradition bad deals, too, we are mere people, after all. We are curious, we are in touch with all things tech, some of us enjoy shopping online, and others still appreciate a good brick-and-mortar display filled with gadgets.
The idea of being able to get a few things at a more advantageous price appeals to all humans. (Even to those who are against consumerism, or at least it makes them go through a rather difficult time when the mother of all deals is stepping into town…)
However, considering that the habit that began roughly around 1952 transformed over the decades, increasing its amplitude, but also giving way to scams or exaggeration, what is the right way to approach Black Friday, in order to benefit from it, rather than being crushed under its pressure?
A few wise questions to ask yourself
Before knocking down the door or typing down your card details into an online portal, best ask yourself a few questions such as:
- Is this something you thought of buying during this last year?
- Is the price worth buying, compared to the price tags you’ve seen the previous YEAR? (yes, year, since some stores actually raise the prices, then lower them in an artificial move just before BF)
- Do you have all the accessories you need (if not, consider how much you will actually end up spending, accessories included – are you comfortable with that?)
- Are you replacing an item or getting it for the first time? (for the more ethically – concerned, do you REALLY need to replace that item this year?)
- Do you have the place to install the item? (not fun buying a big smart TV just because it’s a deal, only to find out it does not fit your room)
- Are you up to getting all upset if you actually don’t get to buy this item before the stock runs out? (this too happens quite often, so do you want to go through all the trouble or would you rather drop the entire thing?)
Now, proceeding to more familiar (tech) considerations…
Although there yet another month until Christmas, you might well say “Bah Humbug” when reading our above section. We understand why, but when seeing pics of crazed people crowding over the sales, a few reasonable words don’t seem redundant.
So, knowing that we’ve warned you before, now let’s get to some of the most attractive BF deals – as online media announced them.
Here you may find a complete guide of this event, including what is BF, how did it all start, the announced 2017 dates, BF shopping tips (out of which we cannot but condone “research, research, research!” – beforehand), and so on.
Mashable also provides a foolproof guide to victoriously go through Black Friday.
For more targeted special offers, it suffices to search on Google. As for some of the name explanations, here are a few of them, as listed by Business Insider.
Wishing you happy (and wise) shopping, we do have a couple of good deals on our minds, of course – but we plan on approaching the entire thing with the tech – specific composure, as well as communicate with our friends (via Canvy, of course), so that we share the best offers and help each other when it comes to beating the first wave of BF rush!