The biggest shopping event of the year is almost upon us. Start flexing those fingers to be quick on the ‘check out’ click, because this Black Friday is going to be something special!
Most shoppers will already be familiar with the general advice of creating a wishlist and ensuring their payment details are up to date. But Head of Brand at Superbalist, Melanie van der Merwe and her team have even more great tips to help you bag the best ahead of the rest:
TIP #1 – KNOW THE SIZING CHART
Ever purchased the perfect dress online only to find that it’s two sizes too large once it gets delivered? The Superbalist Fit Finder shows you how to measure your body and find the correct size so you can be sure that dress will fit.
TIP #2 – KNOW THE RETURNS POLICY
An oldie but definitely something many of us forget while we’re rushing to fill our carts. Although most retailers accept returns, these may not apply to every item you purchase on Black Friday or could only be valid for a specific period of time (such as 30 days from the date of purchase). Before Black Friday, check the terms and conditions at your favourite stores so you can return any items bought in the spur of the moment.
TIP #3 – MAKE A BUY/SKIP LIST
Make a list of must-haves, with another column for deal-dependent nice-to-haves. This’ll help keep you focused amidst all the temptation! Wishlist items well in advance so you can watch and see if their prices fall.
TIP #4 – GET THE APP
Download the apps for online retailers you know you’ll be shopping from this Black Friday. Not only will you be able to shop on-the-go but if you turn on the push notifications and add items to your wishlist, the app will send an alert to your phone once the item is available or discounted.
BONUS TIP – SCORE THE EARLY DEALS
Since Black Friday is still fairly new in South Africa, many retailers will only mark down their prices on the day. But shoppers can snag their must-have items early with the site’s Black Friday Spoilers – unbeatable deals on selected days throughout November. The best part? These deals won’t get any better on Black Friday, so there’s no need to wait!
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