You can still save on top products this season
Last month, retailers offered some pretty phenomenal deals on Black Friday. You could get everything from an Apple TV device to an Xbox console at a substantial discount. The good news is if you didn’t get all the items you wanted on Black Friday, you didn’t miss out. Smart shoppers can still save on name-brand products right up until Christmas.
4 smart shopper tips for saving money on name-brand products
Know your needs
The easiest way to spend too much money when shopping is not knowing your needs. For instance, if you have a small room or you sit close to the screen, you don’t need the largest TV available. In other words, if you know what you need, you won’t overspend on a product that overserves your needs.
Understand what a product does
Before purchasing any product, make sure you fully understand what it does. If you don’t, you may be dissatisfied with its performance. For example, did you know an Amazon Echo device can’t control your home on its own? You must purchase other compatible smart devices in order to do that.
Know the regular price
It’s impossible to be confident you’re getting a good deal if you don’t know how much an item regularly costs. For instance, you might think $129 is a great buy for Apple’s AirPods (2nd Generation). But it’s not. It’s the regular price. It’s the AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) that regularly cost $249.
Consider an older model
This goes back to knowing what you need and understanding what a product does. Do you really need all the features on the latest model or would you be happy with last year’s Pixel phone? Remember, just a few months ago, the previous model was the best the company had to offer.
This season’s best brand-name products
Enjoy your favorite comfort food with a little less guilt. This 4-quart model heats up to 400 degrees and crisps, roasts, reheats and dehydrates at the touch of a button. Sold by Amazon, Best Buy and Target
This fun 295-piece Lego kit is for “Star Wars” fans. With this kit, you can build adorable versions of The Child and The Mandalorian. Sold by Amazon
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) are the best of the best. Better noise cancellation, adaptive transparency, personalized spatial audio and more make these an excellent earbuds option. Sold by Amazon, Best Buy and Target
Arguably, the Echo is the device that started the smart home technology craze. This fifth-generation model is the best Amazon currently has to offer, and it’s still affordably priced. Sold by Amazon, Best Buy, Kohl’s and Target
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