Save Big with Our Black Friday Shopping Guide

Black Friday is coming soon and with it, a lot of deals with big discounts. Normally you get massive price cuts on different products and gadgets on this event in the west, but this wasn’t the case in Pakistan last year.

Most of the stores offered discounts only if you had an easypaisa/Jazzcash account (or paid using some other payment method) while others had fake discounts by hiking up the price and then giving a “discount” on it.

To avoid getting scammed out of your money and getting a good deal or two, here are some tips for making the most out of this shopping event:

Avoid Shopping From Shady, Unknown or Small Time Websites

Did you find a really good deal on ‘blackfridaypakistan.com’ or some other site with a similar name? Chances are that the site is probably fake. You should avoid going to any of these sites and head to known websites for reliability.

Some of the popular sites are Daraz.pk, homeshopping.pk, yayvo.com to name a few.

Compare Prices on Stores

If there is a specific smartphone, TV or laptop you want to buy, checking prices at other stores is a good idea.

If you see a deal on a particular online store, check other sites for the same thing to see if it has a better discount on it. A quick Google search will reveal if any other retailer has the same thing listed under a lower price.

Using a price comparison site also works, you can head to priceoye.pk, priceblaze.pk or comparebox.pk.

Don’t take their word as law, do your own Google search to confirm.

Check Older Prices

This is a tactic a lot of online stores used last year. Some of the retailers showed an exorbitant price listing on the deals, discounting them to the same price listed a few days ago. Do check older prices for products before buying them.

Social Media Groups

Follow Social media groups/pages of the online retailers and groups/pages which share good deals.

You can get notifications when a page or group is updated with a new offer, saving you the hassle of manually checking it yourself.

Store Apps

Shopping via apps is a better option at times. Some retailers might offer additional discounts when ordering from an app.

Vouchers

Vouchers are also being offered by some of the retailers. You can use them to get special discounts. Its possible that the item you’re buying might also have a voucher that could add more value to the offer.

Payment Options

You can get an additional discount by choosing different payment options.

JazzCash, EasyPaisa, Debit/Credit card payment options can net you an additional discount compared with cash on delivery or bank transfer.

Don’t Wait Too Long

If you find something you know is a good buy, get it before it goes out of stock. Everyone is on the lookout for these deals so buy it immediately and don’t wait to bundle other items with your order. Good offers don’t last long.

Last But Not The Least

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