Here’s what you shouldn’t buy before Black Friday

Alexandra Hourigan 17 November 2017 NEWS

shoppingPut your card in a safe and do not touch it until Black Friday! Here's why.

All right, friends. It’s time for a little tough love when it comes to spending this silly season. It’s definitely time for some big spending during the next couple of weeks, and we’re not here to tell you to stop, just to wait.

With Black Friday looming, there will be so many sales going that you’ll probably pass out. So purchasing before the Black Friday sales start is not the best option since you’ll just be throwing your money away!

Now there are a few small exceptions to this rule. For example, if you need the item before Black Friday or the item you’re after is going to be sold out if you don’t act quickly, then go ahead and buy it. Other than that, no excuses!

1. Christmas presents

Rather than scattering your Christmas shopping throughout the year and not remembering what you got Aunt Susanne or whether little Jimmy wanted the home or away jersey, get yourself your own list and feel free to check it twice. Then, only when the time comes, unleash your holly jolly Xmas spending. Get it all done in one day and save!

2. Games and devices

It may be tempting to purchase a newly released game or a device you’ve been wanting for months, but be strong. Last year, the Microsoft Store had $500 off Surface and laptop products, and JB Hi-Fi constantly runs sales throughout the year, so we can assume their Black Friday sale will be one of substance!

3. New clothes

Okay, if you do this, we promise you WILL regret it. We're predicting major retailers like ASOS and Nike will be getting in on the fun, so you’ll be spewing if you jump the gun too early! So hold out and allow your wardrobe the glow up of the season.

4. Swimmers

Whether you're heading off for a holiday or just need to update your summer swimwear, just wait a little longer! You can purchase all the one pieces, bikinis and beach wear you like on Black Friday with some pretty amazing sales. You can probably expect to see some sales from Speedo, Black Swallow Boutique and Zaful since they all had Black Friday sales last year!

5. Home decor

Ah, home decor. It's everyone's little guilty pleasure and rightly so. Whether you want to invest in some new Christmas decorations or just give the house a little makeover, hold your horses. Waiting will be the best thing you do as places like Pottery Barn and Cotton On will probably have a killer sale.

What won't be on sale?

Now, if your tastes run towards the designer side of things, then unfortunately there may not be that many sales. Most high-end luxury and designer brands as well as department stores don't get on board with the frenzy of Black Friday. MECCA doesn't do Black Friday and we don't think we'll be getting sales from Chanel or Gucci.

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