Black Friday looms ahead, and across Texas and the nation consumers will either camp out or arrive in the wee hours of the morning at stores to take advantage of Christmas gifts at greatly discounted prices.
First of all, we suggest you shop locally. Huntsville has a good variety of merchants and merchandise for the holidays, and you can help the local economy at the same time.
Some of the suggestions knocking around suggest you should check out retailers online, on twitter, and in local ads first. There are also Black Friday shopping apps available online. PriceGrabber.com helps you to compare prices of products. Some stores offer a lowest price guarantee with proof of the competitor’s ad. Map out your shopping strategy in advance to save time and to shop efficiently. And, shopping with a list is a good way to cut down on overspending.
It’s also been suggested that it’s a good time to buy a new TV, with discounts often offered.
But don’t forget, in the maddening rush to save money, to drive with care and get there safely.