Ahh, Black Friday...that delirious, manic shopping frenzy the day after Thanksgiving, and now the entire week! Black Friday marks the kickoff of the holiday buying season and retailers offer deep discounts to coax our credit cards from our wallets and purses.
The best time of the year to purchase many items is approaching rapidly. The holiday shopping season starts off at Thanksgiving and continues to Christmas. Between those two holidays, you will find two major shopping days, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
The truth about Black Friday? Black Friday has morphed into Black November, and retailers - both traditional and online, begin running their Black Friday deals on November 1st. That’s right - as soon as you finally hit the bed after a fright filled night of collecting candy from your neighbors, retailers are gearing up to relieve you of your holiday shopping budgets. With dilution of the term Black Friday, the best sales are saved for the day itself.
When someone says “Black Friday” we normally think of giant crowds clogging shopping malls, shoppers camping outside their favorite stores in order to be the first in, doorbusters and ginormous discounts. But this year, most shoppers will be lounging on their couches with a coffee and laptop.
Why? The Covid-19 pandemic is forcing more and more activities to take place online, and shopping is not an exception. Many stores are implementing some mask, hygiene, and distance rules, along with temperature checks to keep employees and customers safer. Others have simply closed their physical fronts and moved entirely online.
Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is traditionally the biggest sales day of the year for retailers. Starting in 2015, stores decided to jump the traditions and start sales earlier in the MONTH! Realistically, these sales were not as good as the main event, they were more hype.
We will analyze the deals from Black Friday 2018 and Cyber Monday 2018 and produce our educated guess on Black Friday 2019 and Cyber Monday 2019 sale items.
Black Friday is the most hyped-up shopping day of the year. It becomes a strategic battle to find the best deals: ads are leaked almost a month beforehand, shoppers line up Thanksgiving afternoon, and people stampede to get the big ticket items.
Though it may seem that everything you buy on Black Friday is a great deal, that’s actually not the case. Lots of sites lure shoppers in with deep discounts and then sell products that don’t give you the most bang for your buck.
In the spirit of being an informed shopper, here are 6 items you should NOT buy on Black Friday:
Is it time to stick a fork in Black Friday and Cyber Monday?
The traditional shopping weekend is certainly losing ground to discounts offered on Thanksgiving Day and other early holiday promotions. Still, it’s not all bad news early on - Black Friday and Thanksgiving day sales set new online sales records.
Many retailers are offering the aggressive discounts throughout November and December dragging out the holiday season, and many more people are forgoing the mall experience (Parking, crowds) and shopping online.
Black Friday is the biggest day for sales. We have reviewed the ads for most major stores and have figured out the deals worth your consideration. No time to review 1000 pages of ads? No worries. BuyVia has created a short list of all the hottest deals. Most deals start on Thanksgiving Day. They will sell out fast.
Black Friday is the Friday after Thanksgiving, the biggest sale day of the year. Many people stay in line over night waiting for hot Black Friday door buster deals. In 2014 Black Friday extended to the entire week, with stores opening early.
We are looking back at the best Black Friday Deals of 2014 to see what was on sale and for how much.
Cyber Monday is the Monday after Thanksgiving, the biggest online sale day of the year. Many people stay up all night waiting for hot Cyber Monday deals as they start to appear at midnight Eastern time. We are looking back at some of the best Cyber Monday deals for 2012 to see what was on sale and for how much.
Looking at the past will guide you toward stores that had the best deals and will help you understand how large a discount to expect. It will also help shoppers understand what type of products go on sale on Cyber Monday. Mostly items that are in high demand get discounted on this once a year event.