It may be over with.
Major retailers will be closed for Thanksgiving for the second consecutive year.
Last year, online stores launched their highest sales Thursday evening. However, this caused problems as websites quickly became overwhelmed.
For 2021, they will start earlier than ever and, in many cases, the major Black Friday sales are already underway.
Target, Walmart and Best Buy have already launched big sales to help avoid Thursday night panic and website frustration.
To keep the interest high, they are limiting some Thanksgiving deals this year. Best Buy, for instance, will have very rare items $150 discounts on MacBook Airs starting Wednesday night.
Julie Ramhold, however, DealNews.com According to the promotion experts, promotions are less effective than in recent years because of rising prices and shortages in supply chains.
Ramhold stated that TVs don’t seem like they are hitting the lows they were expecting this year. There are discounts available, but not as many as we expected.
Don’t forget about the markdowns on new Xbox, Playstation 5 or Nintendo Switch. Ramhold claimed that customers will only be lucky enough to find them.
DealNews suggests that you shop now and not wait for Thanksgiving unless you are looking for something specific that will not be on sale.
Ramhold has assembled a Black Friday shopping guide on DealNews.com, This section highlights the best deals in each major store and items you shouldn’t buy this week (such a wrapping paper).
How to ensure you get the best price
There are so many shops that advertise low Black Friday prices. How can you tell which one is the best?
Thomas Germain of Consumer Reports, a tech reporter, says that this is why it helps to have a price comparator.
Germain explained that browser extensions were one of the most important things he recommends. These little apps can be added to Chrome and Firefox, and they will highlight individual products as you scroll the web.
To avoid any problems on Thursday night websites, experts recommend shopping online on Tuesday and Wednesday. Last year, many shoppers shopping at Walmart.com received error pages.
If you are a fan of the in-store experience
But, do you still miss the madness?
While you will still find Friday deals at the store, retailers may try to add excitement by offering some discounts, but those days of standing in line after Thanksgiving dinner and racing in when the doors open are over.
So you won’t waste money.
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