Black Friday Shopping Tips

7 Black Friday Shopping Tips: Find the Best Savings on Tech Deals

Updated Nov 23, 2022 - Become an expert shopper with these Black Friday shopping tips and find the best deal on tech this Holiday season!

Black Friday shopping tips for finding the best deals

Everybody knows that peak shopping season in the US happens during the end of the year Holidays. Particularly, you're bound to find some sort of deal, discount, sale or 'doorbuster' on the most popular electronics and tech around Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  With all these retailers throwing ads at you left and right, how can you be sure you're finding the best price? Here are our top tips to help you find Black Friday deals that you and your wallet won't regret.

At Back Market, we've made it our mission to offer Black Friday deals every day of the year, so don't worry if you miss the biggest sales this Holiday season. You can rest easy and sleep in after Thanksgiving if you plan on shopping on Back Market.

#1: Be flexible

Maybe you really want a Black Friday iPhone deal but don’t quite want to pay the price of $999 or more for Apple's newest iPhone. Unfortunately, Apple and other manufacturers almost never promote discounts and sales throughout the year, nonetheless on Black Friday. The sales you’ll see are usually from big retailers like Best Buy, Amazon, WalMart or Target who are able to drop prices on their old or overstocked items. If you’re looking for smartphones, you’ll also be able to look for deals through network carriers like Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T, but you’ll likely have to sign a long term contract or trade-in your current phone to land a discount.

If you’re still not happy with the offers from big retailers and carriers, you should consider keeping your options flexible and buying refurbished or ‘reborn’ tech as we like to refer to it. The used and refurbished market may give you deals that you didn’t even think were possible. For example, we frequently have discounts up to 30-70% on refurbished electronics on Back Market. And even if it isn't Black Friday or Cyber Monday, you'll be able to find a better deal year-round on the refurbished market.

#2: Don’t give up

Maybe you just found out that the Black Friday tech deal you were eyeing is no longer valid. In fact, retailers will usually advertise a truly remarkable discount on an item, but only offer that for the first hand-full of sales. It’s a tactic to drive more shoppers to them even though very few people will get the best deal. Don’t get frustrated over one lost deal. There are many other products and offers that can take its place and there’s a good chance that you’ll still end up saving money if you keep looking.

And if you're open to buying refurbished, chances are that you'll be able to find a ton of other deals that can replace that special one that you were thinking about.

#3: Keep your options open

Your chances of finding a jaw-dropping deal will substantially increase if you keep more than one brand in mind when you’re shopping. If you want the best deal on wireless headphones, for example, don’t just look at Black Friday deals on AirPods. You may be a lifelong Apple fan, but what if I told you that brands like Beats by Dr, Sennheiser, Sony, and Bose offer products that are just as good—if not better—than what Apple has to offer, except you may not be familiar with them.