Black Friday 2018-The Ultimate Step by Step Guide to Shop Like a Pro

Black Friday 2018 is just around the corner.So while you are planning for the upcoming Halloween Decorations and Thanksgiving dinner, don't forget about Black Friday and Cyber Monday-The greatest online and shopping event that happens during the Thanksgiving Weekend all over US and UK.


What's the big deal about it?..Let us share some stats with you.

In 2015, revenue from Black Friday sales was about $1.6 billion. Last year, UK consumers spent £5.8bn over this epic sales weekend – which is 15 percent more than the £3.3bn on 2015 and the revenue is likely to go up this year as well.

Keep reading as we will explain in detail all about the upcoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals,when it will start, sale and offer predictions and what and where you should buy on Black Friday and Cyber Monday in 2018.

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What is Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

Black Friday is held every year the day after the Thanksgiving, and it's the biggest shopping day of the year — because of the unbelievable Black Friday deals that practically every store offers.

​Though initially started in US, but over the past few years, Black Friday has become a famous shopping event in the UK as well, even out-performing Boxing Day sale.​Shoppers in the UK spent £5.8bn on the 2016 Black Friday sales – an increase of 15 percent on 2015.

​E-commerce is at its peak nowadays, keeping this in mind, there is also a Cyber Monday in the next week where things are sold online for fantastic deals.
Though traditionally the offers were only valid on the day, with growing popularity, stores and shops now continue their discounts for days either side of the weekend.


When is Black Friday and Cyber Monday in 2018?

This year Thanksgiving is on 22nd of November. So keep your eyes open for the big Black Friday Sale on 23rd of November and Cyber Monday Deals on 27th November.

So,what will you do to get the most out of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday Shopping festival?If you are wondering, these are 12 exclusive Black Friday Shopping tips for you.

12 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Shopping Tips 

#1.Make a Budget 

When it comes to shopping some people  get carried away.And when it is about Black Friday and Cyber Monday,people even end up spending more money than what they should.So, it is always good to come up a budget or at least set a price mentally how much you are willing to spend.

#2.Do your Research in advance 

During Black Friday it can be exciting to get new items because of the highly promised savings, but, be aware, that some of these things can be of poor quality as well and various merchants just put them on offer just to clear out the stock.

Read all the reviews carefully before making a purchase, especially electrical items such as televisions, washing machines, cameras and other gadgets to be double sure that the deal is worthwhile.

#3.Don’t wait till the Black Friday Comes

Black Friday deals don't start only on Friday. In fact, nowadays it begins anytime during the week or week before the event. So it will be a good idea to keep an eye out for available Black Friday Deals.

For the last 3 years Amazon launched its Black Friday sale a week before - and this year it's likely some major retailers will begin deals early to beat competitors.

#4.Hurry Up

Create a wishlist, add your products in the cart.Because at midnight, when it will start, the products will be sold in a blink of eyes.And you might end up regretting.

#5.Consider the Hidden Cost as well

During Black Friday deals, do not forget to consider the hidden costs, such as shipping cost, which can reduce or eat away the discount.

#6.Delivery Period

Some people buy Christmas presents online during the Black Friday deals itself.Do some calculation how much time it might take to get these presents delivered in time.

#7.Have some Patience

People are excited to get items as fast as they can when they place an order online, but remember, Black Friday is one of the busiest shopping festivals of the year. So it might happen that, some parcels will take a little bit longer to arrive due to a large number of orders placed. If you’re shopping in-store during the event, have some patience with staffs dealing with an increased number of shoppers.

#8.Pay Securely

If you’re shopping online, better use a credit card or use PayPal to make your transactions secure. Many Credit Cards offer rewards such as air miles, vouchers or even cash back for doing transactions through credit cards. Why not take the advantage?

#9.Make Extra Savings

Look out for the Black Friday Coupon Codes of Free Shipping Offers provided by the sellers.These codes are sent to your mailbox directly or through SMSes.
You can also search for Coupon codes on deal various sharing communities, blogs and forums to check if it can be used with the original Black Friday discount to save more money.

#10.Question the Discount

Check the authenticity of any sales offers given by the retailers.Retailers often mark up and then offer a discount on the increased price before a sales event to make it look like a lucrative deal for you.
Check various deal threads on sites, forum where fellow shoppers member will share their knowledge of sale prices and often valid coupons and deals which can help you in saving money.

#11.Check the Retailer

Always check whether you’re purchasing from a safe and secure site. There are many forums where people discuss retailers and recent shopping experiences.When it comes to online shopping, it is always a good idea to shop from reputed websites like Amazon, Wallmart and others.

#12.Become a VIP

Some retailers like Amazon or Walmart might release Black Friday deals to their VIP or Prime members first, so it might be a smart idea to sign up to receive their emails or become a premium member.

What are the Best things to Buy during Black Friday Sale?

Black Friday Deals were mainly popular for grabbing Gadgets and electronic items.But over the few years retailers have started offering deals in fashion, beauty and travels as well.

What are the Best Websites to look for Black Friday Deals?

Amazon will be the first site to look for some exclusive deals in 2018 as well. Amazon’s Black Friday 2017 sale began 12 days before the official day, and it featured discounts of up to 87 percent, with almost double the number of deals compared to 2015 & 2016.

John Lewis, Currys and Argos are all some more retailers who are expected to be more competitive on prices this year than ever.

We have made an exclusive list of retailers (both online and in-store) who are likely to offer crazy deals in tech, fashion, toys, and travels during the upcoming Black Friday Sale.


  • Amazon: Like every year, Amazon is expected to offer a massive range of technology and gaming related items this year also.Amazon's in-house products like Echo speaker and Fire tablet are also to be in the Black Friday Sale.Check Amazon Black Friday 2018 Deals and Buyer's Guide.
  • Walmart: Walmart is expected to start its Black Friday Sale on Thursday, November 22, 2018, at 6 PM.
  • Best Buy: Another Retailer Giant from US to offer get online and in-store deals during Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
  • Microsoft: At Black Friday amazing deals are put by Microsoft so that the latest technology comes within your reach and budget.
    Gaming consoles, games, PCs and tablets are everything people are talking about nowadays.At the Microsoft Store, you'll get once-a-year discounts that will make your holiday shopping a more pleasant experience. You'll get free shipping and free returns on every item purchased.
  • eBay:At eBay, you will find the best deals on tech and home items like vacuums, luggage, small kitchen appliances, and cell phones. Also keep your eyes open for the sports equipment, laptops, gaming consoles, video games, and power tools for the lowest prices.

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