Black Friday has become one of Ireland’s biggest sales spikes on the calendar over the past few years.
Adventurous shoppers are encouraged to research reviews and regular prices before Black Friday to see if they’re getting a good deal.
Consumers should keep in mind that while Black Friday may offer some great discounts, not all deals may be as good as they seem.
It used to be a tradition exclusive to the United States but now drives Irish shoppers into a frenzy every November.
Black Friday originated in the US with retailers offering discounts the day after Thanksgiving in the hope of enticing customers.
Massive discounts, deals and deals are supposed to encourage shoppers to shop all their Christmas presents ahead of the December rush.
In the last few years, Irish retailers have jumped into the fray, delighting those looking for a good bargain.
This year, Black Friday falls on November 25, although some retailers are extending cheaper prices on just that day.
Most online retailers participate in the Black Friday sale, and this year promises to be no exception.
Some of the best deals will be found online as deals drop at midnight.
However, if you have what it takes to brave the hoard of brand hunters and Irish weather, some shops will open much earlier than usual, from around 6am.
Lots of big names are involved in the shopping phenomenon – from clothing stores to electronics stores, sports retailers to online retailers.
Cyber Monday is another big sale day to look out for, offering the best deals on online deals, and it falls on November 28.
Last year’s Black Friday was an unusual event as supply chains around the world were still in turmoil due to lockdown measures imposed in countries across the globe to limit the spread of Covid-19 .
As a result, some discounted items have low inventory levels, but things should be back to normal this year.
Shoppers are also being warned to watch out for online crime and scams this Black Friday.
Electronics, trains, phones and clothing are common products used to entice victims.
Criminals set up fake websites and can deliver bogus, shoddy goods or never arrive.
If you have what it takes to brave the hoard of brand hunters and Irish weather, some shops will open earlier than usual, from around 6am
Three Black Friday tips for Irish shoppers
1. Know what you want – find out what you need or want to buy and how much you’re prepared to spend before you start shopping in the sale.
2. Do your research and research deals ahead of time – sign up for your favorite retailers’ newsletters for insider tips or check their social media pages before selling for any clues or hints as to what will be offered.
3. Make sure you’re getting a genuine deal – check prices on previous days to make sure you’re actually getting a good deal.
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/ready-to-grab-a-bargain-tips-for-shoppers-ahead-of-black-friday-and-cyber-monday-2022-in-ireland-42124628.html Ready to get a bargain? Tips for shoppers before Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2022 in Ireland