With the Black Friday sales just hours away now, here is a list of places to find the best deals, plus 7 top tips on how you can smash this year’s shopping frenzy.
Traditionally from the US following Thanksgiving, Black Friday has made its way across the globe. It is now one of, if not THE busiest day of shopping in the calendar year. Some of the biggest retailers and companies from around the world launch incredible sales just before the Christmas period, leaving people rushing to get their lists complete and ticked off all while saving money.
You’ll know Afterpay as the method that allows you to make payments in several instalments. But Afterpay, on its site, provide consumers with different brands in which the Afterpay method can be used. They will also display Black Friday deals from some of their more popular retailers including: Tony Bianco, Chemist Warehouse, Princess Polly, Bras N Things and more.
Visit Afterpay.com.au for more information.
One of the lesser known websites where consumers can benefit from Black Friday deals in a plethora of categories; everything from fashion, beauty products, electronics, to furniture.
Visit Catch.com.au for some pre-Black Friday deals, and stay tuned for the midnight start!
Undoubtedly one of the world’s biggest online shopping sites is a great place to find some Black Friday deals. And it’s a space where you can almost anything that you’re looking for. In fact, some Black Friday deals are already on the site:
They will act as an intermediary for other retailers’ deals as well as having their own Black Friday offers.
Visit Amazon.com.au for more details.
Benefit from HUGE deals of up to 90% off of select products on the site. All you need to do is sign up on the site to be able to browse their products and get started on saving.
Check out Wish.com.au
Much like Catch.com.au, you can shop by department and make the most out of their Black Friday offers including up to 40% on TVs, 50% off of big fashion brands such as Adidas, Nike and Bonds; and great deals on tech products.
Tips to smash Black Friday
1# Look for the lock
It’s that little symbol next to the website name in the search bar when you enter a site. Why is it important? It let’s you know that the site you are currently visiting is safe and secure.
2# Get in early
No, you can’t see the huge lines in front of the stores over the internet, but they exist. People will snap up deals quicker than you can say “Black Friday”. So get there early…they won’t last long!
3# Do your research
Before buying from an online vendor, make sure the place you’re getting your deal from is legit and trustworthy. Better safe than sorry, and it doesn’t hurt to get a second opinion!
4# Follow your favourite brands on social media
In the age of social media and constant connectivity, use it to your advantage to get regular and instantaneous updates on deals from some of your favourite brands to jump on the offers as soon they’re available.
5# Find a single space for all your deals
It may be easier to stick to one site where you can access everything in one place instead of clicking about. The risk of getting muddled up is high and could actually hinder your chances of getting the best deals. Try sticking to one marketplace like Amazon or eBay.
6# Use price comparison tools
Online tools like Google Shopping, PriceGrabber, NexTag or Pronto can help you know for sure whether or not you’re getting the best deal and the lowest price; because at the end of the day that’s what Black Friday is about, right?
7# Use secure payment providers
This ties into the first tip. Just as you don’t want to be browsing an insecure website, the same goes with your payments. Providers like PayPal will let you check out on your orders quickly and safely. If something goes wrong, PayPal can help you with any unauthorised transactions and even sort out free return shipping.
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