Alison Syrett, Lucky magazine
Black Friday shopping is not for the timid, weak or unprepared. However, intense "doorbuster" stampedes aside, the savings are out there-if you know where to find them. So this year, between turkey roasting and pie baking, be sure plan your post-Thanksgiving spree. We've boiled down the process to five simple steps:
1.) Make a shopping list and do your research.
Once you make a list, you can narrow your sale search to specific locations. Electronics are often the most sought-after devices on Black Friday, so if you're looking for an HDTV or smart phone, you'll probably be camping out in a parking lot.
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Compare prices between stores and look into warranties and return polices. Since things will be hectic, you won't want to waste your time at a place that isn't giving you the best possible service.
2.) Arrive early to your midnight stop.
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