To find the best Black Friday 2011 online shopping deals at the lowest prices, it takes a little work and a little deal hunting. When searching and shopping online, sometimes it's useful to try typing different variations of Black Friday into the search engine: black friday, blackfriday, or even black firday can turn up some interesting results. The same goes for keywords like bargain, sale, ads and door busters.
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While in-store try doing a little "spy work" - not really espionage … more like stealth shopping. Some Black Friday deals aren’t advertised ahead of time, or the same item will go by a different stock number on the day of the sale so that it's in stock.
You can sidestep these obstacles by asking politely to see a manager or even a seasoned employee. Normally they’ll be happy to help if you’re polite. This is where dealing with a store like Sears will be more helpful because they have dedicated departments with well-trained sales representatives who will know more than your average discount retail employee. Moreover, their employees are empowered to go a little further than other stores in order to secure a sale, so you can use this to your advantage.
Here is a list of questions to ask an in-store associate:
- How have Black Friday sales worked here in the past? Does your store have a special system?
- How busy does Black Friday tend to be?
- Do you give out tickets for certain hot items?
- How have lines been in the past? When do they start?
- Above all, be sure to ask how many of your given item will be in stock!
And remember, some of the best Black Friday specials are available exclusively online, including WU Pay's cash back gift card offers running throughout Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the holiday shopping season. So check out WU Pay for the best Black Friday online shopping deals and low prices!
Shop with WU® Pay and save money on gift ideas for Christmas, Mother’s Day, back to school, and more. WU Pay allows you to shop online without a credit card. Simply pay using your bank’s online bill pay service, or at a Western Union® agent location.
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