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The countdown to Black Friday & Cyber Monday is ON!! I’m not one that particularly waits for these sales nor do I tend to buy anything to be fair but it is the biggest shopping weekend of the year and what once was just a US-only event is now easily a similar phenomenon over here in the U.K. too. Here’s how to not get drawn in and how to not waste money on Black Friday or Cyber Monday!
Although some high street stores participate in Black Friday and cyber Monday, the majority of offers we have here in the UK are easily accessible via the internet.
It’s because of this that businesses make their biggest profits over this weekend due to the ease of spending money & getting drawn into offers that either aren’t the best value or aren’t offers at all. How many times do you buy something because it’s got 50% off? Do you need that ‘thing’?
Argos are one store who have been exposed numerous times in the last year or so for promoting offers and sales and them not actually being discounted or the best value but as soon as people see 3 for 2 or 25% off they don’t care whether it’s something they need or not; it’s a bargain that they HAVE to have.
Make a list
My intention as we countdown to Black Friday and Cyber Monday is to make a list and not deviate.
Don’t get me wrong if you have something in mind for Christmas that you don’t need to buy yet maybe hold off and see what there is on offer over the weekend but don’t be tempted by things you don’t really need or want just because it looks a steal.
Also remember that prices WILL go up after the weekend to make it look like that weekends sales were the best they’ve ever had. So don’t panic or wish you had bought what you saw because they will come back down. If not immediately then in the future for sure.
I hope this helps and encourages to not waste money on Black Friday or Cyber Monday.
Thanks for reading!