We’ve all seen the footage from previous years’ sales – customers punching, biting and kicking each other to get the last 80% off TV on the shelf, or to bag all the best clothing before it’s gone.
Black Fridays have been so awful in the past that many store retailers choose not to host them in store. The frenzy of getting things cheap seems to drive consumer behaviour to amazing lengths.
While things have calmed down in the last couple of years, it’s still a good idea to know what you can and definitely cannot do to get your best bargain and not a black eye.
So what’s yours to keep and what’s not?
How can stay safe online?
Black Friday sales also affect the online market, and more than often we’ll visit sites that have amazing offers at jaw-dropping prices. Don’t be fooled – it’s easy to get caught up in a scam.
What should you do to make sure you’re safe?
When you land on any website you almost immediately can tell whether they’re site is professional – and more than often that will be the first tell-tale sign – look out for spelling mistakes, glitches, and poor quality design.
Next, ask yourself if they are well known, if they keep your details safe and if they have a way you can contact them. Lastly, when in doubt use a third party payment option like PayPal, if anything goes wrong you can be refunded more easily.