7 Secret Black Friday Hacks That Music Lovers Need To Know
13 November 2017, 06:00 | Updated: 13 November 2017, 12:00
Get big deals with eBay this Black Friday!
Got your eyes on a fresh pair of glossy headphones but finding yourself a bit strapped for cash?
Maybe you're after a new set of state-of-the-art speakers, but know you're supposed to be in dollar-saving mode?
Fear not, because Black Friday is on the horizon and with it comes some serious money-saving deals - ideal for Christmas presents (or a cheeky treat for yourself).
We've teamed up with eBay to provide you with some life-saving tips and tricks that music-lovers need to know in order to win big and spend less.
Research The Items You Want Beforehand
Preparation is key when it comes to Black Friday. Make a list of the items you're after (yep, those new headphones have definitely got your name on them) and note their current prices. Then, come buy-time, you'll know how much of a discount you're getting. The day before, make a solid list of all the items you have your eye on, or add them to your cart in preparation.
Decide Whether To Go Online Or IRL
If the idea of struggling through a mass of fellow frazzled shoppers fills you with dread, then online shopping with eBay is the one for you. Be aware that some deals will be online or in-store exclusives, so double check where those discounted home speakers are at beforehand.
Make A Plan & Stick To It
Because if you don't, you run the risk aimlessly opening and closing tabs in the hopes of finding a decent deal - no thanks. Prioritise by going for the higher-priced items first, and work your way down to avoid missing out on the big discounts. Those wireless speakers will be with you in no time.
There's Strength In Numbers
You know what they say - teamwork makes the dream work. Share the items you're after with friends and family and in return, look out for the things they're trying to find. Chances are, one of you is going to spot a unmissable deal - that's what friends are for, right?
Go To Bed Early
It's not rocket science - get enough sleep the night before Black Friday to ensure you're bright-eyed and able to spot the best deals come crunch time (which is usually super early).
…Or Stay Up Late
Saying that, some sales start as soon as soon as the clock strikes midnight, so if you're more of a night owl, it might be worth staying up later to catch very first deals.
Think Beyond (Or Before) Just Black Friday
While the majority of Black Friday sales kick off on, you guessed it, Friday, a lot of brands have started dropping discount codes in the days leading up to it. Keep your eyes peeled, and don't forget Cyber Monday - there's always some big deals to be had in the follow-up sales. Missed out on grabbing that snazzy soundbar? You've got a lifeline.