Make the most of Black Friday this year.You're not seriously braving the Black Friday crowds without a plan, are you? Thousands of other sleep-starved shoppers will be clamoring for those three discounted TVs, so you'd better bring your "A" game. Before you bundle-up to bargain shop, here are some points to consider:
1. Deal or No Deal?: It's easy to get caught up in the excitement of Black Friday. Retailers build-up the anticipation in the hope you'll lose your penny-pinching inhibitions and spend big. However, the discounts aren't always as good as they seem. A 30-percent break off the retail price (who charges retail?) may still be more expensive than what another store offers every day. It pays to do your homework, and the internet makes this easier than ever.
2. Be Pragmatic: With almost every store clamoring for your business, you can't possibly reach them all in one morning. Aside from the deals, consider such common-sense concerns as distance, parking, and the number of items that will get crossed off yourRead More »from Black Friday Prep: 7 Habits of Highly Successful Shoppers