Tuesday, November 20, 2012

10 Things to Know About Black Friday

By Donald Sensing

10 Things Stores Won't Say About Black Friday - SmartMoney.com:

  1. Crowds this year will be much larger than last year, based on surveys.
  2. Unless you're willing to surrender celebrating Thanksgiving entirely, you will miss the best sale prices. 
  3. Black Friday sales have already started, and if you haven't been shopping already, you've missed many of the special prices.
  4. You can get as good or better prices staying home and shopping online.
  5. People will kill you to get the item they want - literally.
  6. Some stores require you to surrender personal information such as an email address to get special prices.
  7. The best quality items are not on sale.The sales are oriented toward people whose only object is sale price, so those folks get the cheap stuff. Buy cheap, get cheap.
  8. The sales are marketed to women. Most of the things they buy will definitely be cheaper three weeks from now. 
  9. Stores push customers to take out a store charge account in exchange for an at-register, additional discount. Don't do it, sucker.
  10. Every store does not want you to leave to shop anywhere else. So they pace their sale prices all the day long. So sure, go to that big-box store at 4 a.m. to be early for the Magic Gottahavit that will be 75 percent off - at 4 p.m.

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