Consumers planning to enjoy Black Friday 2019 need to take some precautions to avoid headaches. Scheduled for this Friday (29), the promotions day promises inviting prices on products from different segments and brings the expectation to surpass the R $ 2.6 billion in sales last year. However, complaints against shopkeepers are common in 2018, Reclame Aqui registered more than 5,000 complaints in the 24 hours of promotions. Here are seven things you shouldn't do to circumvent problems and buy peacefully on the day of offers.
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Avoid surrendering to the impulse when shopping on Black Friday. This is one of the goals of sales campaigns like this, so it is important to take steps not to fall into temptation and avoid making unnecessary expenses. The main tip is to create a shopping list in advance including items you really need. Then, use product names in price alerts and on targeted Google searches so you don't have to open the home page of online stores and risk buying something that isn't currently a priority.
The same goes for physical retailers: go directly to the section that sells the products on your list and avoid wandering the shelves looking at prices of unnecessary things. The strategy can also save valuable time.
2. Buy without checking the price history
Never buy a product on Black Friday without first checking if the promotion is real. As dubious prices have historically been among the main consumer complaints, it is important to check the evolution of the amount charged using online tools. This way, you avoid what is popularly called half the double and make sure that the promotion is, in fact, attractive. A way to escape abusive prices and access stores with the Black Friday Truth seal.
Product history on the site Zoom Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
3. Buy in stores not recommended
Avoid at all costs stores with a reputation for problems according to Procon. The consumer protection agency maintains a list of sites that are known to be fraudulent and that can cause serious problems for the client. Therefore, before making a purchase at an unknown store owner, check if it is listed in the entity's list. If so, the transaction is suspended even if the offer appears to be the best of Black Friday bargains.
4. Do not use price comparators and coupon sites
Be sure to use price comparators to find out where the best offer of the day is. This type of service helps the user to check different offers on verified websites to ensure that he is buying a certain product at the best price on the market at the moment. Coupon aggregators can also be useful to apply an extra discount when closing the purchase, so it is important to work with the two tools together: even if a store has the best price, a promotional code can release a higher discount on another site.
Searching for coupons online helps you save money on Black Friday 2019 Photo: Helito Beggiora / TechTudo
5. Make payment with bank slip or deposit
Avoid paying by bank slip or bank deposit during Black Friday, especially if there is any doubt about the store's reputation. The credit card is easier to confirm the payment, which avoids losing a product due to lack of stock, and also facilitates the refund in case of delivery problems. In addition, the consumer who chooses this form of payment avoids being a victim of the fake ticket scam, which can happen through a virus on the computer and affect any store, even the most reliable of all.
6. Click on WhatsApp offer links
Never open links to alleged offers that arrive via WhatsApp without checking first. The messenger is widely used in Brazil to distribute fake pages that steal user data. When receiving an attractive promotion from a friend, check the store's official website to see if the promotion really exists. An antivirus on your phone also helps to block this type of content.
Click on links of alleged promotions received via WhatsApp Photo: Rubens Achilles / TechTudo
7. Forget Cyber ??Monday
Don't forget that Black Friday is not the only day of promotions for the next few days: on Monday, shopkeepers will also do Cyber ??Monday, with exclusive discounts for e-commerce. The day works as a kind of burning stock of everything that was not sold on Friday and can also reserve some good offers. This means that, even if you didn't have time or did not find the best price on the 29th, it is worth checking again on the 2nd of December if the product you are looking for has finally arrived at the amount you are willing to pay. .
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