Shoe Zone’s Black Friday tips

There will be offers galore on Black Friday and Shoe Zone has put together some great tips:

Black Friday is almost here, which means there are lots of deals to be had… provided you’re smart about it!

Here, we’ll provide you with our top tips for Black Friday shopping, so you can prepare yourself to get the best deals on the products you want, while keeping your sanity intact!

One of the major shopping days of the year, Black Friday falls the day after Thanksgiving (the fourth Thursday in November) in the US.  It’s become increasingly popular in the UK, with retailers heavily discounting their goods (especially electronics, but also toys, apparel and appliances), with deals sometimes better than those found in the Boxing Day sales.

A deal isn’t a deal if you’ve bought something that you don’t need, and can’t really afford. Studies have shown that over 50% of UK adults intend to buy something in the Black Friday sales, and expect to spend approximately £200 (up from £170 in 2017).

However, our best advice for Black Friday shopping is to know what you can afford before you start spending, so you don’t leave yourself short in the run up to Christmas.

A Black Friday strategy tip you shouldn’t ignore is do your research. Set price alerts for the items you want, so you can see if they change.

There are Black Friday apps available for your smart phone or tablet, where people can share their best Black Friday finds, so others can get great deals too. You can search a range of brands at once, and you get instant notifications on the top discounts.

Legally, on Black Friday you have the same return rights as any other day of the year – provided you purchased a faulty item unknowingly. However, if you want to return an item for another reason, then each retailer may have their own rules in place. Some may be lenient and offer a 28-day refund, whereas others may only do exchanges or gift cards, instead of cash. At Shoe Zone, we offer 12 months of free store returns, provided you bring your item back in its original, unworn condition.