With Black Week upon us, PriceSpy, the fully impartial price and product comparison site,
is revealing its top game predictions ahead of the biggest of the sale days, Black Friday.
Before gamers rush to the malls to snap up the deals being offered by retailers, the pricing watchdog
is encouraging shoppers to carry out pricing research ahead of people buying and to look out for
products that increase in price across the big sale days.
According to new pricing insights released within PriceSpy’s new Black Friday Report, almost a fifth
(18 per cent) of all products listed on PriceSpy reduced in price by at least 10 per cent or more on
Black Friday last year. But, 12 per cent of products also received a price hike on the sales day (Black
Friday vs to 1 November 2020).
And if you’re tempted to shop early this year, especially with shipping delays affecting product
availability and customer demand skyrocketing for items like graphic cards, consumers should be
wary that not everything is necessarily cheaper.
So, how can shoppers seek out the best deals around? Here’s PriceSpy’s top sale shopping tips:
- Check out the competition
First things first – take time to check if an offer really is as good as it sounds by sussing out the
competition. Is the same game, console or controller available at an even better price elsewhere?
Using the PriceSpy app will help you do this, as it provides access to thousands of prices and
- Don’t get confused by the big discounts
Even if the product you are looking to buy is being advertised with a price drop, don’t take the retailers word for it. Use a price comparison site or app, like PriceSpy to check out the product’s price history. PriceSpy lets shoppers see just how much price points fluctuate every day with the price history feature, providing full transparency to consumers, so they can see if a store has raised the price of the product ahead of the sale day to make the discount offered on Black Friday appear better than it is. It also allows shoppers to see if the product they are looking to purchase can be bought for less out of season or at a different time of year.
- Preparation is key
The best chance of finding a good bargain comes from preparation. If shoppers know in advance
what they are interested in and have a rough idea of the price, they’re less likely to get carried away
and buy the wrong thing during the sales event. Create a wish-list of products and keep it updated
with different prices.
And if the deal isn’t as good as what it should be, people should to be prepared to walk away.
But what about the winning?
Alright, calm down. PriceSpy has teamed up with 8-Bit Island to offer two lucky people the opportunity to win one
of the five most popular games listed on a platform of your choice. To enter, tell us what game you’re keen to pick up this Black Friday, and share our post on Facebook or Twitter. Don’t forget to like and follow us too; we’re fun.
Keep up to date with all the Black Friday offers on PriceSpy here.