Black Friday Is Upon Us!

So it’s that time of the year where products get ridiculous discounts(or so we’re made to believe). Jumia Nigeria is already setting the pace as it started it’s Black Friday sales at 12AM on the 2nd of November 2018. Can we take a moment to pause and think about how fast November is moving? Chill out man. Anyway, back to the subject matter. Just like most of you, I’ve also been looking forward to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales since the beginning of the year 😅. I remember some interesting purchases I made during last year’s Black Friday sales on AliExpress (a Chinese based online store). Some never came through though. 🌚

So here’s the plan. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be keeping this site up to date with mouth watering deals from as many stores as I can find. But they’ll most likely be tilted towards Tech, Tech accessories and things of that nature.

Deals will include, but not limited to stores in Nigeria as well as overseas. Amazon, AliExpress, eBay, bandhphoto, etc.

Here are a few pro tips to get you started:

 

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  1. Have A Note.

    Yes, a note, and a physical one at that. You need to write out the things you intend on buying during this holiday sales period. You see, the Black Friday sales week can be very, very tricky. Things pop up with a whooping 90% discount tag to them, but in reality, the actual price before the Black Friday sales period isn’t that different.

    You also need no prioritize. If you don’t need it, don’t buy it because it’s on sale for a “good deal”. Self control is key when it comes to shopping, especially at times like this. This is where the note comes in. Write out the list of things you intend on buying and stick to them. This will keep you from spending money on things you don’t need.

  2. Sign UP!

    It may seem obvious but yes, you need to sign up for an account on any on the stores you’d like to make purchases from right now! Doing that saves you time when you come across a really good deal with a time limit. You would have saved valuable time running the registration process instead of just hitting the “Buy Now” button.

    Bonus tip: If you intend on using stores like Amazon, eBay and similar stores, it is also advisable to link up your Master of Visa credit card right after the sign up process. Again this saves you time and keeps you from getting frustrated when shopping

  3. Add To Cart

    Stores like AliExpress shows you just how much an item will cost on their Black Friday sales day, which happens to be on 11:11. Yes the 11th day of November, so adding an item you’re interested in to your cart knowing how much it’ll cost during the Black Friday sales will save you so much time.

     

    Other stores like Amazon handle their discounts a little bit differently, but this rule can be applied to them as well. You never know just how lucky you might get. So start adding those items to your cart ASAP. With discretion, of course.

  4.  Consider Logistics

    Shopping on stores in American can be quite frustrating as a Nigerian since most of the items we’d love to purchase don’t always find their way to Nigeria, so considering logistics is a very important step, just as important as everything else… I dare say it’s “importanter”¬†… Anyway there are of course a few ways around this. There are various courier services that make this process a tad bit easier.

    Service providers like shoptomydoor.com and myUS.com help get your products to Nigeria. You can check them out as soon as possible to understand how it works.

And that’s about it. Get these 4 tips right, and you’re ready to get your hands on some realy good Black Friday deals. I will be keeping this blog updated with mid blowing deals. Subscribe to my Newsletter so I can get them to your email.

Editor here on oyinka.com

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