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The Ultimate Guide to Black Friday Sales in the U.S. and Uruguay, 2019

Have you heard the news? November 29, is just behind the corner and incidentally, it’s Black Friday.

It is in your own interest to, therefore, get your acts together in order to participate and catch in on this once-in-a-year opportunity.

It is known as “Friday black”, Black Friday in English, the Friday after the celebration of the Day of Action Thanksgiving in the United States, which is the Friday next to the fourth Thursday of the month of November. This year, it will be on 29 November.

As is the tradition, from the night of the holiday of Action Thanksgiving, thousands of people make long queues waiting for commercial centers in the United States to open their doors in order to take advantage of the discounts of Black Friday.

During the day many store retailers and large stores tend to extend their hours of trading causing a large influx of buyers during the morning and throughout that day. Black Friday marks the beginning of the season of shopping holidays in the United States so that all the stores try to liquidate their old stock that day, offering discounts that can reach up to 80% and extraordinary promotions.

You just need to imagine the fun of being there, with your adrenaline pumping in expectation of having the stores open their doors and racing to enjoy these prices of liquidation. With the advancement in technology, you can easily have access to these discounts and partake in the Black Friday from Uruguay as if you were in the U.S. and from the comfort of your home. 

In this article, we have prepared one single guide you can take advantage of to get the maximum benefit from this Black Friday.

1. Plan 

It is good to have a clear cut idea of those products you want to buy because in the majority of cases the offers last just a minute before being snapped up and they are many products than you can imagine. It’s possible for you to be transfixed as a result of this, looking without knowing what to buy. 

You need a list as this will save you time and make you take advantage of the discounts more effectively. You should have thought out what you want to buy and possibly the stores you want to buy them from a few days before.

There are stores that will allow you to make one wish list if you are registered as a user and select what you want to buy much later so that on that day you go directly to these stores check out the products compare the price and buy. You can, however, tempt yourself with a purchase of the moment.

2. What to buy?

During the day, the shops in the U.S. sell off the merchandise they have in stock from the season before and it seems that technology will be the hallmark of this edition. You can use this opportunity to buy Christmas things for your friends and family members. 

Also, there are those who take this advantage to bring items that are technology-based, though these items may be large and weigh a lot, with the discounts, however, more flights come in than during the ordinary time in the year. Remember that if you are going to buy something that has Wi-fi, you should first process the approval before submitting it to the country.

3. Where to buy

In Gripper, you can see a list of more than 200 recommended safe stores, classified by articles. The list includes:

  • Amazon.com 
  • Best Buy 
  • eBay 
  • Wal-Mart

You should review this list of shops a few days before to find the products you want to buy and then go about putting together your customized list.

4. How to buy

Through Gripper, you can buy directly from the United States even if you are based in Uruguay in a few simple steps without any intermediary, without paying costs extra for handling or commissions, and only you pay the cost of shipping to Uruguay. At the registry in Gripper.com, you are assigned one management staff in the U.S. to whom you send your purchase requests and received them in your mailbox. They are responsible for sending your purchases to Uruguay and deliver to you in your home.

Gripper has their staff well prepared for Black Friday. They usually add more weekly flights and the team is bolstered both in the US and in Montevideo. 

All orders are processed promptly and within a few days of placing your orders, you have them delivered.

5. That day

In the U.S, the sales begin at the 0:00 on Friday. Depending on the location of each store, sales are likely to start at 2 or 3 in the morning of Uruguay time.

Once you see a product you want, you don’t need to hesitate there may be some other persons interested in that product and are ready to snap it up. The offers most times last for only a few minutes and since this is a clearance sales, you may not have much of your desired product in stock so you need to make very firm and snappy decisions.

Some stores display offers at different times of the day in order not to clog the sites, this means you have to visit the sites every two hours to see what new offers that may be displayed if you are purchasing online. In addition to the Black Friday, there is the “Cyber Monday” which is a day dedicated to purchases through the internet and held the Monday after the feast of Action Thanksgiving. 

If you miss out on Friday, you can do your purchases on Monday but only online.

With this guide on Black Friday sales, you already know how to take advantage of discounts from Uruguay as if you were in the U.S.

Image by cocoparisienne from Pixabay

This is contributed by Sophia D’Souza, Content Marketer, Blogger, and Shopper. She recommends buying on Amazon. She keeps herself updated with the latest in the field of fashion & lifestyle and spending quality time with her family.

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