Throughout the year, a majority of the population eagerly anticipate the beginning of the Black Friday week where we all can get a massive discount on every human consumable imaginable. However, most people can’t wait until November or December to buy that rice cooker, or a refrigerator or any home appliance that is needed in their homes.
So, how do you shop for the best deals available on the internet when it’s not the holidays?
Here are 5 ways on how to go about it.
Check Offline – Online Stores don’t always have the best deals
While online shops win for convenience, you can often find better prices offline. So, rather than camp out on the couch at home shopping online hoping to get the best deals with free shipping, you should get off the bed and walk to your nearby Bestbuy or Target store and compare prices, you might be able to get that home appliance for 10% – 30% less than the best price you find online.
Use deal-finding and price tracking technology
It has become relatively easier comparing prices which enables enthusiastic shoppers to contrast dozens of stores with just a single click of the mouse. There are price-tracking websites like camelcamelcamel.com that monitor products and alert you when prices drop helping you decide when to buy. There are also deals aggregator websites like woot.com or slickdeals.net that enable you hunt for deals to score discounts and bargain prices all year round. BuyVia.com also combines deals aggregator with a price comparison feature that ensures you are not overpaying.
Finally, there are two chrome browser extensions: honey and piggy that you can install. It monitors your shopping page and scours the web for discount codes and coupons, if any is available for your shopping cart contents.
Check smaller minor retailers
Sometimes, smaller retailers might have better deals compare to large retailers. Be sure to check out the websites of other smaller e-commerce sites and compare prices.
Do your Research
When it comes to buying your home appliances, you have to do your own research. Do it physically and online. The more effort you put into researching products and store prices the better your chances of scoring a bargain. Prices fluctuate over time and using tools like traktor.com can help you track price trend. This can help you make a buying decision when prices are way down.
Shiny isn’t good for your wallet.
While we all want the latest model of every gadget or home appliances, newly released products all come at a premium. In 2018, buying earlier releases like 2016 or 2017 models can come at a considerably lower price. You can get as low as 70% discount for such home appliances.
Follow your favorite retail store on social media
Retailers are eager to tell you about their deals as you are eager to buy. If you follow your favorite retailers on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, you are definitely going to get special offers on your social media feed.
Opt-in to their mailing list
You can sign up to the mailing list of retailers. If any retailer wants to break their manufacturers set rules on how much discount is allowed, they are most like going to do it through targeted emails to their subscribers. You are definitely going to get the best-priced deals all year round delivered to your inbox. Although, this can be abused so it is advised you use a secondary email address.
Finally, avoid impulse purchases. Most people make the mistake of buying things that they weren’t planning on buying beforehand. If what you see does not fit a specific current need, then don’t buy.