Whenever I think of Black Friday, that Steely Dan song gets stuck in my head like an earworm. Just me?
To most of the country, however, Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year, conjuring up images of incredible savings if you can outwit outlast and outsmart the crowds.
My earliest Black Friday memories involve standing in line with my Mom before dawn with a thermos of coffee and fried egg sandwiches while we planned what toys we would get to surprise my younger sister, what tech to get Dad and just enjoying the overall giddiness and fun.
Being a technophile, I am eagerly awaiting the deals at Best Buy It’s one of my favorite stores and one where you can find awesome prices on most in-demand tech products from 4K HDR TVs to gaming consoles, smartphones, laptops and more. Some of their deals have already been released while others will start on Thanksgiving Day, November 28.
I’ve been needing a new laptop for work and have been holding out for months because with enough patience and perseverance you can really score and still have money left over for eggnog. I know that the latest MacBook Air will be on sale at Best Buy along with the Surface Pro 7 and Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite e-reader. If you’re looking for a new smartphone, whether it be the iPhone 11Pro, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 Plus or the Google Pixel 4, Black Friday is the time to get huge discounts.
I also have my eye on a microwave with an air fryer built in, a new juicer, and I’m also looking to pick up some new headphones from Beats or Sony. I’m always amazed at the variety and excellent prices at Best Buy.
Over the years, I’ve learned some tips and tricks to maximize success, including getting enough sleep beforehand so you’re not dragging when it comes to finding the best deals:
Have a list ready of those you are buying for and desired gifts. Although it’s fun to shop spontaneously as well, being prepared makes sure you don’t miss anyone or anything.
Do your research beforehand. For example, if you’re looking for a laptop, check out the specs and features. Get an idea of prices so that you’ll know if you’re really getting a good deal. Read reviews and talk to friends before Black Friday.
Have clear notes in your phone so you can refer to them quickly when needed.
One of my crucial tips is to always check online before Black Friday. Even though you may not have time to sift through every ad and stay updated to items as they pop up, trust me, there are people who do this. Find a favorite site that will keep you updated on the Best Black Friday Deals at Best Buy This has led me to the most amazing finds, sales, discounts, coupons and coupon codes.
And, above all, don’t get too stressed out. Remember, there’s always CyberMonday!