STATEN ISLAND, NY – This is the biggest selling day of the year, so obviously you should try to hang whatever you have on your wish list, right? In fact, this is not always the case.
It happens every year. Buyers see popular items at a discounted price and immediately buy them thinking they got an amazing deal.
But while you might have saved a few bucks, it’s possible that you were able to save a lot more by waiting for another time of year, when that specific item is reduced even more.
“Not everything is a good deal, even if it’s on sale,” said Shannon Flynn of BlackFriday.com.
Here’s a look at some of the things you might want to avoid this Black Friday.
While Black Friday shoppers are sure to see dozens of seemingly great deals on new TVs, it’s important to note that many of these TVs are either cheaper models made specifically for Black Friday, or models. older than companies try to unload before releasing the newer. those early next year.
If you’re looking for the biggest discounts and the latest models, the best time to shop is during the weeks leading up to and immediately following Super Bowl Sunday.
“TV sales have become a focal point during Super Bowl week as most manufacturers release the latest models in the TV lineup just before the big game,” Flynn said. “You’ll find great deals starting the Sunday before the Super Bowl, but you can also score big points on Open Box deals the week after the big event. “
Buyers should also consider refraining from shopping for clothing on Black Friday if they are serious about getting the best deals possible.
While the clothes you are looking at might be cut down a bit, you should shop for out-of-season clothes if you’re looking for the biggest savings, like buying jackets in July and shorts in January.
“Retailers love to give big discounts on shorts and t-shirts just as Starbucks starts selling its iconic Pumpkin Spice Latte,” Flynn said.
While jewelry is an extremely popular gift during the holiday season, the prices Black Friday shoppers see are far from the cheapest of the year.
These reductions arrive at the end of February, just after Valentine’s Day.
“This is when you will see big discounts, as retailers look to eliminate what didn’t sell during the winter months,” Flynn said.
With more and more people looking to start traveling again as the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) slows, shoppers are likely to see some tempting travel deals on Black Friday.
However, waiting a few more days until Cyber Monday will give you much better savings, according to Flynn.
“The caveat with these offers is that they tend to be date and location specific. But if you are flexible with the date and location, you can see huge savings on your next getaway,” she declared.
ELECTRONICS BIG TICKETS
As with televisions, buyers may want to avoid other expensive electronics, like home theaters and projectors, as these are also likely older, cheaper models that will soon be obsolete.
So even if you get a great price, waiting a few months will get you a newer and better version.
“Before you buy a projector, receiver, and home theater system, be aware that these offers often close older models for the year. This is because retailers are making room for new models that will be released early next year, ”said Flynn.