Find the Best Computer Deals on Black Friday
This Black Friday, buy yourself a new computer while still staying within your budget when you follow the easy money-saving tips I’m going to share in this article. Skip the traffic and the lines and shop for your new computer from your couch using your current computer (we promise it won’t get jealous). You can find so many deals on new computers, from laptops for the freelance writer on the go to desktops fit for serious designers, and everything in between.
Always open multiple web browser tabs and search across at least a few different websites to compare prices on the computer you’re considering buying. Expensive items like computers tend to differ drastically in price from one store to another. You can easily save as much as a few hundred dollars by just taking a minute or two to shop around and compare prices. Plus, it’s so easy to do online. Clicking a button is much more convenient than driving to a new store, finding parking, and enduring all those other hassles that come with shopping the old-fashioned way.
If you’re planning on doing your shopping from home, remind yourself that you’re already avoiding so many of the Black Friday shopping stressors, like traffic jams, crowds, and long lines for everything. Basically, you have it made with your relaxed home shopping setup, and you need to keep things that way. Stay calm and you’ll place smarter orders and have a far more enjoyable experience this Black Friday. Remember — this isn’t the last sale of the season!
Do Your Research
There are so many types of computers out there. Depending on your specific needs, you may be shopping for certain features, specs, and functionality. Know all of this before you start shopping or you’ll end up wasting valuable time looking things up and trying to make quick decisions without allowing yourself enough time to think. Make a list of the preferred and minimum features you’re okay with, like your ideal hard drive size, as well as the smallest size you’d accept. This will help keep you focused so you don’t buy something at a really low price that you actually don’t really need or want.
Use Your Store Credit Card
If you have a store credit card for the store from which you’re buying your computer, use this card to place your order. This will help speed up your rewards earnings associated with that card. The night before I do my Black Friday online shopping, I take all of my store credit cards and put them next to my computer so I won’t forget to use them.
If you don’t have a store credit card, consider opening one. A computer will likely be an expensive order, and lots of store cards come with great perks for new cardholders, like a 0% interest rate for so long, or rewards points for each dollar spent.
Earn Cash Back at Ebates Canada
Imagine earning money just for ordering your new computer — that’s essentially what Cash Back at Ebates Canada does. You’ll get a percentage back of every dollar you spend on eligible orders, and not just on electronics. This Cash Back can be used like real cash. Before you buy your computer, check to see if you can earn Cash Back at Ebates Canada from your favourite computer stores like Dell Canada, Lenovo, Microsoft, and more.
Use Coupon and Promo Codes
Ebates Canada has promo codes from your favourite stores that are always updated and kept current. These codes can save you so much money when you apply them at checkout. This Black Friday, go to Ebates Canada to find a list of all the current and active promo and coupon codes that you can apply to your orders to get special discounts and savings, including extra discounts on computers.
Shop the Sale or Refurbished Sections
Get the deal of the decade by finding a computer that’s already on sale and then applying Black Friday sales sales to it. Always check out the sale or clearance sections for close-outs before checking out the regularly priced merchandise. Shopping for refurbished computers is another easy way to save a lot of money. Refurbished computers are tested by certified technicians and almost always come with an additional warranty for peace of mind. They also come with a price tag that’s hundreds of dollars less than you’d expect to pay.