Unless you find an absurdly good deal, we suggest waiting to allow all the major retailers to release their Black Friday ads.
Amazon has already revealed it will be starting its Black Friday deals on 17 November this year, meaning it'll be offering 11 days of deals, ending its campaign at midnight on November 26 (aka Cyber Monday).
Retailers - The best average Black Friday discounts are predicted to be with department stores. A smart phone or other electronic device may go on sale for a record low price on Black Friday, but that doesn't mean the price won't tumble even further as the end of the year approaches. With prices this good it'll be hard to resist.
"We're making Black Friday more fun than ever by holding our first ever Home of Black Friday pop up in Central London and have just released our TV advert which features our iconic boxes having a sing-a-long to celebrate the festive season". Some of the best deals are only available online, but be careful.
Even if you just have to get a hold of some of the great deals to jump-start shopping for the holidays, there are plenty of comparable opportunities to get the deals that Black Friday offers. Only rookies head out on Black Friday unprepared. For instance, large retailers might apply their deepest discounts to TVs with a specific model number, which makes it hard to be sure you're doing an apples-to-apples comparison. Make sure that the discount is not 20 percent off the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price, which is rarely the price merchants charge. Signing up for Black Friday shopping alerts will get you the early word on promotions, coupons, and discounts. Check your credit card rewards program for special points that could add up on Black Friday. Do an online search to see what others have said and experienced about the site. (Don't forget Google Shopping and NexTag.com.) There are also a growing number of apps, such as ShopSavvy, Shopular, and BuyVia, that let you scan bar codes to compare prices, get discounts, and score coupons from local retailers. The BBB encourages consumers to support small businesses in their community on Small Business Saturday (www.smallbusinesssaturday.com), the day after Black Friday.
So you're going to want to make sure you save some money over the weekend to take advantage of some of the best deals of the year online, from retailers like Amazon, ASOS, eBay, GAME and more. But, there are plenty of ways to indulge in the deals without subjecting your family to the headaches of a Black Friday spent in overcrowded department stores.