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Some Black Friday shopping advice

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By Cesar Ayala – Collegiate Staff

As Black Friday is drawing near, there are some tips and strategies every dedicated shopper should take note of.

As an annual Black Friday shopper myself, I have learned that downloading a Black Friday app to plan a strategy helps. These apps can help you find amazing deals, and opening times for stores. Once you know the deals or items you are interested in, plan your time around those stores’ hours of operation. If you don’t want to download an app, find the store information online.

One of the most important things you can do is make a list from top to bottom, of the items you want from most important to least important. You’ll know what to go for first and what you don’t mind giving up.

Electronics such as TVs, game consoles, videogames, and movies are always on sale, so be sure to head for those first. If you wait too long, chances are they’ll all be gone.

Going early is good, although you will be cold waiting outside in line. Just be sure to bring warm clothing, and an umbrella in case it rains. The earlier you go, the better chance you have to get the best items on sale. Some stores are even open on Thanksgiving, so be sure to look. If you are willing to give up your Thanksgiving dinner your chances of getting better items increases.

Try and go with a group, that way someone can hold a spot in those long lines, while the rest of the team fans out to get the items on the list.

Black Friday can truly be a hectic day, so if you are fearful of getting hurt, my final tip would be to just sit at home and wait for Cyber Monday where the deals are just as good, if not better. Amazon, Walmart, Target, and Best Buy are some of the really great places to shop online on Cyber Monday.