Best Bets for Black Friday Shopping
Tips to find the best deals
- Duration 3:46
- Date Nov 20, 2011
Tips to find the best deals
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-- they want you to come in those retailers they are counting on holiday shoppers this season but some stores.
We'll -- to start their fame Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving Day hoping to jump start the registers.
And in today's take charge consumer protection segment wanted to get -- the best deals for your money and talk about how to find the right return policy to.
Joining me now -- -- us consumer savings expert helped us once before I'm glad to have you on this topic Andrea.
And and basically it.
I've put together some bullet points on based on things that you've written.
The first one is you gotta have a strategy you have to have a strategy retailers are promoting as Black Friday deals earlier than -- they want to get you.
To -- and take advantage of all -- deals that are available but you could still overspent.
Make a plan on the -- that you can't shop pop shop that based on the best discounts available.
Retailers already promoting their deals on -- now -- to start tracking those deals follow the stores on FaceBook and Twitter to get instant updates on what deals will be available -- And also on Thanksgiving Day stores are going to be open they're going to be promoting as Black Friday deals.
So do your research create a list based on those discount saying bring a friend who will make sure that you stick to the list and you also talk about what you can do with your Smartphone this year right track your Smartphone their various apps help you save money get even better deals so -- -- as mobile coupon app provides instant coupons on your phone.
There's -- slowed the red red laser bar code scanning -- that provides.
Instant price comparison and -- stores are promising to match prices of competition.
You wanna use that app when you're about to buy something because you could be missing out on buying it for cheaper next -- sunshine we actually put your Smartphone up to this bar code at an item you want to buy it tells you the prices and other stores in the neighborhood.
And then a retail shopkeeper will actually match surprise I think right so -- and you're really helping people yes and -- and people won't even match competition and give you an additional 10% off so.
-- on top of that parts we're gonna make money does -- -- Then you say also the receipts you wanted to journalist -- exactly and then you get stock.
The recipient -- -- that you gave isn't able to return or exchange the product.
So there are things you -- out -- out retailers will song sometimes extend the return policy period through January and February.
Others will charge -- restocking fee some -- only except store exchanges -- store credit.
Some online retailers won't allow -- exchange are returned at their brick and mortar stores so read the return.
Policies -- receipts.
And save those -- -- different seats at -- wanna be able to keep.
Good records of all your -- -- -- that I heard that they're putting some items on the shelf this year and move inventory that have shorter warranties.
Then you'd expect -- you what are the questions to ask about warranties won't warranty isn't retailers those sales charts they'd love to sell extended warranties they want to get -- To thinking you needed to protect the product you're spending so much are investing -- -- they -- actually a great they make a lot of body on those extended warranties and they don't necessarily.
Really cover in Europe and they don't really protect you the way you would think.
They -- keep those warranty services to third party service providers you don't know what -- quality service those parties are going to be providing.
And in fact if you use a credit card.
Often times your credit card will offer you an extended warranty protection so Paula had.
And find out if your credit card will -- that's where I am I got to leave it there but you can take charge folks in your credit card may also you say offered double and triple points at certain stores.
And also that price protection so check it out call the credit card company at a time.
Will you be my body when I go to a shopping to make sure it's definitely -- say email me call me I'll help you out -- -- -- and I are off to the races thanks so much great to see.