Black Friday shopping may very well put you in the red.
The day after Thanksgiving, or Black Friday, is the unofficial launch of the holiday shopping season. Many people look forward to Black Friday and all the deals. But it's important to remember that this event was created to lure customers. The bold fliers with incredible-sounding deals may beckon you to start loosening your wallet strings, but they shouldn't. Here are eight reasons that you should skip the Black Friday hubbub:
You don't need any of it: Let's be honest. Before you looked at the store flier to see the great price on some gadget, you had no intention of buying that gadget. In other words, you really don't need it, but it is being advertised at such a terrific price, you feel compelled to purchase it. Buying for the sake of buying is never a good deal, no matter what the price. If you didn't need it before Black Friday, chances are you don't need it at all.
You can use the time better: That lower price comes with an added cost elsewhere. While you may fork over less money than on another day, you must spend hours in line to get the best deals. You could instead spend your time working on painlessly saving yourself money. You should save well over $1,000 during the next year and beyond.You won't get what you went for: When you look closely at the deals, take a special note on how many are available. The best deals are usually being sold in a limited supply.
The Black Friday experts already have won the game: While you may think you will get one of the limited number of goods available by getting up early, chances are that you won't. There are enough "professional" Black Friday shoppers that the best deals will almost always go to them. Unless you are dedicated to making Black Friday shopping into a sort of job, you will almost always get second pickings.