24th November 2023

Top tips for Black Friday shopping


AHHHH, it’s Black Friday, so many bargains to buy buy buy…

When it comes to tackling Black Friday we’re advising you to stay calm and don’t feel under the pressure to buy. To help you take on this busy Christmas shopping day, we’re sharing some Which? magazine tips that will help you bargain shop wisely.

  1. Don’t Panic

The pressure of Black Friday can leave you feeling pressured into buying quickly. But you don’t need to hurry. Which? say that the majority of products remain the same price or even cheaper after Black Friday. So take your time.


  1. Check if the deal is real

By using price tracking websites such as CamelCamelCamel for Amazon or PriceRunner for wider websites you can see comparisons of what really is the best deal before you commit.


  1. Research the product

Many shoppers admit that they don’t research the product that they buy during Black Friday for fear of losing out on the deal. Shop calmly and use reviews and price trackers to make sure you’re getting the best product instead of a dud product.


  1. Watch out for hidden costs

Unexpected extra costs may be added at the checkout to bump your price up. Some online retailers use a buy now or click and collect button. Always go into your basket and check out slowly, make sure you check your tax and shipping fees before you pay.


  1. Know your rights

Lots of consumers regret their impulse buys on Black Friday. Always check your returns policy. Buying online gives you more rights - you usually have the right to change your mind and cancel your order for up to 14 days from when you receive the goods. Make sure you keep all proofs of purchase.