Best time to shop for gifts?
During the holiday season people spend a lot, buying gifts for their friends and family. The 2012/2013 Christmas holidays are not the exception. One month is left before the actual Christmas eve and everyone is rushing to get gifts for their dear ones.
Stores, malls and retailers know very well what their busiest time is. That is why there are traditional holiday sale. So, the next day after Thanksgiving is called “Black Friday” because stores lower their prices so much that their balance goes to black at the end of the day. The first Monday after Thanksgiving and black Friday is called the “Cyber Monday“, because it’s basically an online version of the Black Friday. Online stores, such as eBay, Amazon, BestBuy and so on are lowering their prices and offering good deals on stuff.
Shopping for gifts online is a very good idea, because you can read reviews, browse videos and pictures and compare options in the comfort of your home. Add the Christmas discounts to that and the internet becomes pretty much the only reasonable gift shopping option.
While there are discounts, buy stuff that’s expensive otherwise
That’s right, now is the best time to save on relatively expensive items. When you go to Amazon or any other store to browse for gifts, pay attention to their discounts section and pay even more attention to top-of-the line items, because you can get a really good deal on those.
While you normally would not buy a 65-inch home theater Razor TV any other time, if you see it listed with a $250 off Christmas discount, you better purchase it right away. TVs especially are flying away like hot pies, and if you decide to think and sleep with the idea of getting a home theater beast, you might wake up and find them out of stock. SO if you see a great deal – add it to cart, that will also help you keep the discount even if you decide to pay in a couple of days!
Usually companies decide to take part in these sales to get rid of extra inventory or improve consumer awareness of their brands. Panasonic, Roco, Salmsung, LG, Toshiba, VIZIO are all taking part in the Christmas sale this year and offering great deals on both TVs and other electronics.
VIZIO, for instance, is behind some of the bestselling gifts this season. It’s a US based company producing world-class quality TVs and people love it for low prices and great features:
Do not waste time
As we said, items go out of stock lightning fast during Christmas sales. That happens because of all the low prices and the huge volume of shoppers. So if you want to save on great things you would probably not buy otherwise, either go straight to Amazon directly or browse specific category-related product sites dealing with lightning deals. Here is a great place to shop for electronics, that site has amazing Amazon deals updating hourly and you get the chance to compare the original list price with the savings price.
Research shows that people spend a lot more during Christmas time than during the rest of the year. As you spend and prepare for the celebration, make sure you do it the smart way and actually take advantage of all the great deals running out there right now!