Black Friday tips: how to shop Black Friday the smart way

Black Friday is one of the busiest shopping days of the year – and if you want to make the most of your shopping spree, then you need to remember some Black Friday tips!

In this blog, we’ll show you how to make your Black Friday shopping better with these smart and savvy tips.

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Shop refurbished

To get even more bang for your buck this Black Friday, try shopping for refurbished items such as refurbished phones and refurbished consoles. When you shop refurbished with musicMagpie during our Black Friday sale, you’ll get double the savings!

By purchasing refurbished tech, you’re already getting a better deal than if you were to buy the product new. Couple this with the fantastic deals you can get during Black Friday and you have some huge savings!

And there’s no need to worry about the condition of your device either. Here at musicMagpie, we put all our refurbished tech through rigorous testing to ensure they’re in great condition. If you don’t mind going down the refurbished route, this is definitely a Black Friday tip that can save you plenty!

Set a reminder

A hand holding a post-it note that says 'don't forget' to remind them of Black Friday shopping

One of the basic Black Friday tips to remember is not to forget! So many people end up missing out on their Black Friday shopping as they simply forget when Black Friday is. This year, Black Friday falls on 25 November 2022.

To avoid forgetting, set a reminder on your smartphone or mark the date on your calendar. This way, you will be reminded of the date and you can start preparing your Black Friday plans in advance!

If you’re on the forgetful side but determined to grab some bargains this Black Friday, take five minutes to set a reminder – you won’t regret it.

Shop what you need

Before you make a start on your Black Friday shopping, you need to decide what you want to buy. It’s important to prioritise spending and stick to buying what you need to avoid overspending, as it’s easily done during Black Friday.

Think about your priorities and whether you need to replace any essentials. If there’s something you’ve wanted for a while, try to think of it as an investment rather than a want. Are there any Christmas presents you need to purchase that are on sale this Black Friday?

Make a list of all the items you need to buy and try not to stray from it. This list will come in handy for another tip too!

Know the true price of your products

A rack of clothing hung up with price tags

Once you have a list of the items you want to buy during Black Friday, it’s good to do some research into the true price of these products. Some retailers price items differently than others, so while one store may say their Black Friday price is 50% less than before, you may find it already cheaper at another store.

It has also been said that some retailers will increase the price of certain items before big sales such as Black Friday, making the sale price seem like more of a bargain than it actually is.

Start searching for retailers that sell the items you want to buy and make a note of their current prices. Then when Black Friday comes around, you’ll be able to see how much money you’ll really be saving.

Don’t forget pre and post-Black Friday deals

Black Friday used to be the only day you could get great deals, but now you can make your Black Friday shopping last all week or even longer! Some retailers run Black Friday sales for the entire month, while others just stick to Black Friday or run up until Cyber Monday.

If you know which retailers you’ll be shopping with come Black Friday, it might be worth checking their website and socials to see what their Black Friday plans are. After all, you don’t want to finish all your Black Friday shopping to then find even better deals on Cyber Monday.

If you stick to these Black Friday tips, you should be all set for some great deals!

Want to make some extra cash for your Black Friday shopping? Trade in your unwanted tech with musicMagpie.

If you’re looking to bag some refurbished tech this Black Friday, you’ve come to the right place! We sell everything from refurbished iPad  devices to cheap iPhone models, including cheap iPhone 11,  refurbished iPhone 12 and refurbished iPhone 13 models. What are you waiting for? Explore our range of used iPhone models and tech this Black Friday!

Wondering where to sell mobile phone models for quick cash? Look no further than musicMagpie! We offer iPhone trade in and Samsung trade in options, along with trade in options for a whole range of other tech items.