It's almost time to start shopping for the holidays, and with two of the biggest sale days of the year around the corner, you may be wondering how to get the best bargains this year. Here, we discuss your best strategy.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday offer two very different types of deals. On Black Friday, for instance, the best things to buy are cameras, TVs, smartphones and laptops -- but don't expect to see the best deals on as many name brands.
Another thing to keep in mind is that hyper-discounted items come in limited quantities, so chances are they'll be out of stock once you get there. Make a game plan on what you'll do if what you want isn't available and stick to it. Otherwise, you'll be left considering the most expensive brands.
If dealing with long lines and frantic crowds isn't your thing, Cyber Monday may be more your speed. You'll likely find nearly 70 percent of the same deals online without the hassle of leaving home.
What kind of deals can you get? According to DealNews, Cyber Monday is the best day for bargains on apparel and accessories. However, overloaded servers and out-of-stock items are the biggest downsides.
Whichever day you prefer to shop, you'll be sure to save. But if you use these tips, you'll get the most out of your holiday shopping.