Truth be told, there was a lot to like about Black Friday, but not everything. For starters, it had only “just” 4 percent of all sales nationwide. Also, it was still the most-shopped day of the year, but more by a mere 3 percent over Thanksgiving.
That’s not the only thing to consider. Most of the deals for Black Friday were low and brand new. Those are the brands the shoppers wanted, so retailers didn’t have to spend money prepping for the holidays.
However, all is not lost. It’s not always quantity over quality. To see if you and your family can save this holiday season, look for that happy medium. Here are a few tips to help you on your search:
They say it’s all about what you have, so if you’re really looking for great deals that make your family happy, it may be worth spending money on a high-quality present you might regret later.
To deal with indecision, consider starting early in the month before the holiday season begins. That’s when you can save a lot of money. Shopping the Monday after Thanksgiving is also a smart idea. Black Friday has come to be synonymous with great deals, but when you consider all the days leading up to it, it is actually actually one of the best days to find deals. Here are five examples of the best deals on items:
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