By Damilola Faustino
Black Friday is no doubt the most competitive selling day of the year and also one of the busiest days to shop. There are so many Black Friday deals that it can overwhelm even the best shoppers. Jumia’s Black Friday starts from Monday November 13, Konga’s is on Friday, November 24 and so on. But for bargain hunters, it is a day of challenge with one major goal driving them to get huge discounts on great products before it all sells out. But before you hit that button pulling stuffs into your cart, here are the best ways to get the best deals of this Black Friday:
Set a budget
How much can you realistically spend this year? No one wants to be drowning in debt because of Black Friday. Allocate that budget across your list.
Do your research before Friday
If you are hoping to get a deal on a big-item during Black Friday sales, go ahead and get your research out of the way as soon as possible. Being knowledgeable about the products you want to buy will help you avoid being carried away with intensive advertising for poor products.
Black Friday in Nigeria is completely at odds with what is obtainable in other climes. E-commerce platforms have been accused of surchanging customers by increasing prices long before Black Friday and reducing prices that price-which is the actual face value of the product on Black Friday. Therefore, do not just jump at the price you are offered. Ensure you compare prices.
Decide where you want to shop
Knowing when the stores and online platforms are having their biggest sales and comparing prices on the things that you want to buy will allow you to come up with a strategy on which stores you need to shop first. To help ensure that you do not miss a good deal, prioritise which stores you do not want to miss going to.
Shop in tandem with your friends
One of the fun ways to get the best Black Friday deas is to shop in tandem with your friends. Also, let them know the list of things you want so that when they find the best deals on any of these products, they will send it to you and vice-versa.