Top 5 tips to make sure you get the best deals | Black Friday 2020

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With money tighter than ever, bagging the perfect gift is going to take some real creativity this year. But silence the Scrooges – the Black Friday sales will soon be here to save the day.

What began life as a stock-shifting, US-only sales event timed to coincide with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the shopping-frenzy run-up to Christmas, has blown up globally, seeing retailers the world over put heavy discounts on loads of stock. No matter where you live, there are great Black Friday deals to be had.

And that’s particularly important this year. While we all enjoy a browse around the shops come Christmas, the ongoing pandemic makes hitting the highstreet a little more fraught than usual. You won’t be looking to avoid the crowds, but instead, the odd cough coming from the handful of people braving the empty streets. And so all eyes will be on the online offerings of our favorite shops, letting us window shop and splash the cash in safety from the comfort of our own homes.

So, what can you do to make sure the most bountiful of bargains land in your basket this Black Friday? Here are our top five tips bag the best deals:

Check what the usual price for your deal would be
And we’re not talking about the RRP here. A massive discount tag may be slapped on a sale item – but is that a discount on its RRP? Compared to yesterday? Compared to its lowest ever price? It’s not uncommon for some shady retailers to ramp up their prices just ahead of Black Friday to artificially inflate the quality of their discounts come the big day. Use websites like CamelCamelCamel, PriceSpy, and HotDealsUK to sift the wheat from the chaff.

Find out which retailers are offering price matching offers
See something you like, but not a fan of who is selling it? Shop around – many retailers offer price matching during Black Friday to remain competitive among the sea of sales offers. You’ll get the same item, at the same price – though you may need to provide proof of the rival discount, and small-scale flash sales may not be covered by price matching terms. Also, remember to check the returns policy on your purchases too – with the pandemic raging on, it may be some time until you can head out and return something that doesn’t meet your standards.

Here’s an important one, set a spending limit
It’s easy to get carried away when so many retailers are offering “last chance” or “lowest ever price” offers. Even if you’ve made a wishlist, it can be hard to keep to it. But even the smaller purchases start adding upset a cap to how much you’re going to spend, keeping in mind that the sales season spreads out over several weeks, as well as the big day, and stick to it!

Finally, if you missed a deal, don’t worry. You might get a second chance…On Cyber Monday!
The first Monday following Black Friday is the so-called Cyber Monday, the very last of the major sales events for the year. All the retailers slashing prices over the weekend will be running encore deals, making that most dreaded of mornings – Monday – a little easier to stomach for bargain hunters.

So there are our top tips! What do you think you’ll be putting in your basket this Black Friday? A new smartphone? A new TV? A new games console? Let us know what you’re looking to bag and remember – stay safe and shop sensibly and head on over to TechRadar.com for all the latest on the Black Friday Sales!

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