Attention all Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deal Finders!
It's Black Friday and the Moderator team has put together some of our best Tips & Tricks for finding good deals here at Amazon to help you navigate through the busy shopping weekend!
Alexa always has the best insights, and that includes some really good deals that are exclusively available through voice shopping. Just say: "Alexa, what are your deals?" and she'll give you the scoop on some of the best deals of the day.
Searching Black Friday Deals
Perhaps the easiest way to find specific deals you may be looking for is to simply search Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals - but you have to start your search on the Black Friday/Cyber Monday page. To get there, click on the "Black Friday Sales" in the navigation bar, or on any of the Black Friday banners. In the mobile app, there is a link to to Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals week in the Menu in the top left.
Once you're on the Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals landing page, you can use the search bar at the top of the site to limit your search to current deals.
Filter Deals by Department
If your search is more broad than a specific device, it could be helpful to utilize the "Filter Deals by Department", located on the Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals page. You might have to scroll down a bit to find it, but its an easy way to view lots of deals. For instance, you're thinking about a new watch but don't have a specific model in mind, you can utilize this to see all the current watch deals and see what fits your requirements.
Filter Deals by Type
In addition to the Deals of the Day, some of the best deals you can find this weekend are Lightning Deals. Getting to the Deals page where you can sort by Deal Type is a little tricky, but we've made it easy by clicking here. On the left you'll see options to filter, including Deal Type where you can select Lightning Deals to only see deals with a limited window of availability. Be sure to grab them while you can!
Sort by: Discount
If you want to find the really good deals, look for items with the largest discount. The bigger the discount, the more you're saving! You can do this by changing how each Deals page is sorted on the right hand side of the page:
Change the Sort to Discount - High to Low to see the deals with the deepest discounts.
Our last trick is for all those smart shoppers who like to plan ahead and is especially helpful for all our Prime Members. Using the same approach for searching for Lightning Deals, you can also see Upcoming Deals, which include those fantastic Prime Early Access Deals.
You can also see when these deals are expected to go live. This way you'll know when to set your post-Thanksgiving nap alarm and not miss that deal you've been waiting for!
Note: All of these tips work in the Mobile App, but its even easier to find Lightning and Upcoming Deals by tapping the Filter dropdown on the Deals page or swiping left to see Upcoming and Watching deals!
One approach I always take, whether on Amazon or anywhere else . . . . . . I make a final purchase decision only if I am happy with the total price requested. I really do not care what the CLAIMED discount or claimed price reduction is.
Then, unless there is a price-guarantee of some sort, I do not bother checking again the price of the item later or elsewhere. The potential is for disappointment.
I remember an episode of an old Western series on TV - the Rifleman. A young lad had just made his first deal selling an animal or crops to a local dealer (I forget exacty what he had sold) . . but afterwards he was talking to his Father (played by the legendary Chuck Connors), and started saying . "I should have held out for more, I'm sure I could have got more...."
Chuck turned to him and basically told him . . . . . ." you were happy with the price you got, don't try to rethink it . . move on".
That stuck with me and I treat sales-reductions in much the same manner.
@Colin: I think you have given a very simple and sensible solution. Do your groundwork before hand. Enjoy what you committed to.
If prices go down later I write off that reduction to either poor planning by me or enjoying the product for those months before the price falls.
I do find sales, Cyber and Black rather naughty. If I do no need it why should I buy it just because a shop tells me it's cheap?
I was sad last year to see people buying huge TV's in Tesco at a massive reduction in price - not noticing that they were very old models with only one HDMI connection.
This year we are trying to restrict presents to nominal values and going wild with time together, old boring party games, long walks with scarfs, gloves and (borrowed) dogs along the seaside :) Giving up on veggie feast - there will be dead animals too this year :)
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