Black Friday starts November 23, and the date promises the best deals and discounts of the year for notebooks, smart TVs and other products. However, I need to be careful not to miss out on offers or fall into "half the double" commercial scams. For this reason, TechTudo has put together a list of five tips to help you take advantage of online shopping promotions and find products at lower prices without leaving your home.
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For example, e-commerce sites' own resources, such as the newsletter, and plugins for Chrome can set up price change alerts to track the offers of a desired product. Check out the following tips and save on purchases in online stores during Black Friday.
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Some sites offer a newsletter service, which notifies you by e-mail of items that are periodically discounted. It is possible to sign the receipt by registering the e-mail address on the pages of the own virtual stores that provide the function, such as Magazine Luiza, PontoFrio, Americanas.com, Shoptime, among others.
Magazine Luiza offers newsletter to receive alerts of offers in the e-mail Photo: Reproduo / Taysa Coelho
In addition, it is common that websites of price comparators also offer the tool, alerting about major price changes and the best offers on holiday dates, such as Father's and Mother's Day, Christmas, Black Friday, among others. Zoom, Buscap and the Skyscanner airline comparison site are just some of the pages that provide the feature.
The aforementioned price comparators are great options to find out if it is worth buying a certain product in one store or another. There are some more specific ones that focus on certain services, such as Skyscanner or Decolar.com travel specialists, and others that are more generic, with different types of categories, ranging from household items to clothes and accessories.
Compare TechTudo allows you to track the different prices applied by online stores Photo: Reproduo / Taysa Coelho
For example, a search on Compare TechTudo shows that the Nintendo Switch 32 GB console has a big difference in the amount applied in different e-commerce sites. In the cheapest place, the game costs R $ 1,849.90, but in another retailer it can be paid in up to 10 installments without interest. On the most expensive site, the device found for R $ 3,450.00.
3. Use promotional coupons
Cuponation is one of the sites that offers discount coupons Photo: Reproduo / Taysa Coelho
Discount coupons are a real fever in the United States in their physical version and, from a few years ago, they became part of the purchases also here in Brazil in a virtual variant. Currently, there are a number of sites that offer promotional codes from different stores, such as Cuponomia, Cuponation, Cuponeria and Pelando. These codes can be inserted at the time of payment on e-commerce pages or presented at the time of purchase in physical stores.
4. Extensions with price alerts
Plugins can inform cheaper prices as the user surfs the Internet Photo: Reproduo / TechTudo
For those who like to receive promotion alerts while browsing the Internet, you can choose to download extensions for Chrome that have this functionality. Some of the plugins that display discount code updates available for different online stores are Cuponomia, Pelando Discounts and Black Friday for real.
Buscap price alert Photo: Reproduo / Taysa Coelho
Sites that offer products from different sellers, such as Amazon and AliExpress, usually have a feature called Wish List, in which users can add an item that they really want to buy, but are still unsure at that moment.
Usually, the pages usually send to the registered e-mail reports about changes in the prices of these products, so that the consumer can take advantage of the low period to finally purchase them. The functionality is also common in price comparators such as Buscap or Zoom, where it is possible to request the receipt of alerts when the item reaches the target price.
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Black Friday: five tips for buying safely