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Black Friday 2023: Answers to the 10 most... hot questions of the days!


Read useful tips to take advantage of the real offers of the season and not the other way around, i.e. so-called "deals" drain your wallet!

Μετράμε αντίστροφα για την εκκίνηση μιας περιόδου προσφορών δεν περιορίζεται μόνο στην ημέρα της «Μαύρης» Παρασκευής, αλλά που μας καλεί να είμαστε σε καταναλωτική… εγρήγορση για ένα αξιοσέβαστο διάστημα, καθώς οι δελεαστικές προτάσεις σε όλες τις προϊοντικές κατηγορίες διαδέχονται η μία την άλλη. Οι απορίες δεν λείπουν, οπότε οι απαντήσεις σε μερικά από τα πιο συνηθισμένα ερωτήματα ακολουθούν…

  1. When does the "Black Friday' this year?

Η «γιορτή» των εκπτώσεων είναι κινητή, καθώς είναι η Παρασκευή μετά την ημέρα των ευχαριστιών, το διάσημο -κυρίως στις ΗΠΑ- «». Πρακτικά, η «Black Friday» λαμβάνει χώρα την τελευταία Παρασκευή του Νοεμβρίου, ήτοι 24/11 για τη χρονιά που διανύουμε.

  1. It is necessary to wait for the "Black Friday' to shop?

Admittedly, there are many offers throughout the year, like those on "Black Friday", but few! It is a fact that in our country every few weeks there are discount periods, seasons of offers on the occasion of holidays or other pretexts to reduce the prices a little and to tempt consumers to cross the threshold of the shops. The "queen" of all the above, however, continues to be the day of "Black" Friday, for which stores and manufacturers reserve their strongest surprises. At the same time, it is almost... criminal to shop just before the "Black Friday" period, as for several days no retailer lowers its prices, so that the discount that will follow becomes even more noticeable.

  1. How are offers different from "deals"?

In recent years, several consumers have complained that there are some stores that tend to raise prices just before "Black Friday" and lower them on that particular day with a percentage discount that seems impressive. This year, however, the implementation of Ministerial Decision 35935/2023 "Code of ethics on the announcement of a reduced price during the sale period" combined with the threat of fines from the Inter-Service Market Control Unit (DIMEA) tends to eliminate such phenomena, at least among the large chains sale of electrical and electronic goods.

  1. How can I find out the history of each price?

In any case, it's a good idea to start your market research some time in advance so that you have a clearer picture of the price range of your next big consumer target. That's not to say, of course, that there aren't online tools to spot the ups and downs in a product's cost, even at the last minute. Both popular price comparison platforms and some websites of large retail chains offer this option next to each product, with special buttons labeled "Price Evolution" or "Price Chart". With their help you can therefore have an indicative picture of the pricing behavior of each product.

  1. Too cheap to be true?

With very few exceptions, when a price seems too low to be true, it probably isn't. This is what happens when you trust worldwide... unknown online stores, inside or outside Greece, which often exaggerate their promises. It is not a rare phenomenon to see in "grey" e-shops with a short lifespan and no physical stores, "suspicious" prices that vary even half of the rest of the market. In these cases, devices usually arrive that are not exactly the ones you ordered or that are not covered by the warranty of the official Greek agency. There's also the possibility that, after you've paid online, they'll tell you that the popular brand new smartphone you thought you got at half price is finally out of stock, and to avoid waiting two months, they'll offer you a clearly inferior alternative that eventually turns out to be on a one-way street. Your signature and your... credit card, be careful where you put it!

  1. Where to look for the most interesting offers?

A bottle of water, sneakers and a walk to the shops from 9 in the morning might not be the most modern method of tracking prices, but it's fun if you're accompanied by good company! In any case, we recommend watching them media των εταιρειών, όπου οι αλυσίδες προσπαθούν να προμοτάρουν με κάθε τρόπο τις Black Friday εκπτώσεις τους. Ταυτόχρονα, κάντε εγκαίρως εγγραφή στα newsletter των αγαπημένων σας καταστημάτων ώστε να μπορείτε να ενημερώνεστε άμεσα για τις καλύτερες προσφορές. Τέλος, όσο κι αν ακούγεται πλέον παράδοξο, υπάρχουν φυσικά καταστήματα που τιμούν το πραγματικό νόημα της ημέρας και προβαίνουν σε προσφορές έκπληξη την ημέρα της Black Friday. Θα τα εντοπίσετε από τον συνωστισμό στην πόρτα τους και θα διαπιστώσετε πως αξίζει τον κόπο μια μικρή αναμονή στην ουρά. Μια βόλτα στα μεγάλα εμπορικά κέντρα, σίγουρα θα σας αποκαλύψει κάποια από αυτά τα καταστήματα…

  1. In which categories are the biggest discounts expected this year?

On nearly every Black Friday in recent years, TVs have topped lists of tech chains' most impressive deals. Smartphones make sure to keep their prices relatively flat for most of the fall in order to record a significant dive on Black Friday. The IT market is not going through its most glorious days, so computer and peripheral manufacturers will be forced to give us tempting prices on products such as laptops and monitors. The air conditioning market is in an equally difficult position, after an extremely warm autumn, so there will be the necessary incentives, which the unexpectedly high temperatures of the previous weeks refused to provide. As far as household equipment is concerned, vacuum cleaners (robotic, stick but also "traditional") along with small appliances such as the particularly popular air fryers will once again claim part of our "black manufacturing" budget this year. Finally, based on our information, significant opportunities are expected in networking products, while quite attractive but not... shocking offers also await gaming fans.

  1. How… bold it is to shop online this time?

One of the few positives brought about by the period of covid and successive lockdowns is the "education" of the large electrical and electronics chains, as they gradually (and rather painfully) learned to cope with disproportionately increased workloads. Delivery delays, of course, especially for smaller stores, are always in the schedule. When, in fact, there are independent courier companies that are obviously not under the control of the store where you placed your online order, things get complicated. It would be good at this time when commercial traffic is at its peak not to experiment with e-shops that you have never tried before. Picking up from the store or from smart lockers is never a bad idea. Also, during this period pay special attention to emails with impressive offers, as hackers are lurking to trick you with their favorite method, phishing. Through phishing attacks, the consumer is tricked into entering their personal information themselves (from ebanking codes and emails to credit card details) on malicious websites that mimic the appearance of popular trading platforms and online stores.

  1. I missed Black Friday, is that a reason to curl up crying in the fetal position?

They may be few now, but there is no shortage of unique offers of the day, the so-called "barks", with stocks that run out in no time. Nevertheless, all companies keep some hidden aces up their sleeve in anticipation of Cyber ​​Monday or otherwise... Cyber-Monday. It is the first Monday immediately after Black Friday, which was established in 2005 in the US as an attempt to encourage online shopping. It is a second chance for those who did not have time to do their shopping during Black Friday. This year, Cyber ​​Monday falls on November 27th.

  1. How to… escape from mindgames and psychological tricks?

It is a fact that at this time due to the flood of information from multiple sources (media, social media, stores, etc.) we feel almost... obliged to shop, to make a purchase, riding the "train" of Black Friday offers, so that not to be left out of this whole consumer fiesta. It would be good, in order not to get carried away by the excitement and frenzy of the days, to have already recorded our needs, but also our desires, to have identified in advance the products we need and to have an image of their real price. If these products are participating in the Black Friday deals, it would be a shame to miss the opportunity, as a good price is usually followed by an out of stock. So, we wish you good shopping, guided by your real needs and only if your finances allow it, we suggest you arrive at a budgeted amount that you will spend to cover consumer… pushbacks, which at this time may become more attractive than ever!

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