We've been patient and now the time has finally arrived. The time for the largest shopping day of the entire year.
Black Friday is huge in Montreal so we're here to help you navigate through all the mess.
So here's a quick run-down of everything you need to know about about Black Friday in Montreal.
What the hell is Black Friday?
Black Friday marks the beginning of the Christmas season in America, it's a huge sale to get the holiday shopping started. It's like a pre-Christmas Boxing Day and it's been getting bigger in Canada every year.
What the hell is Cyber Monday?
Since people prefer to shop online, there has been a recent addition to the Black Friday tradition, Cyber Monday. Cyber Monday is the Black Friday for online sales, but you might as well start looking around online now because because as you'll see in the next point, a lot of deals are already online.
It's Already Begun
It may be called Black Friday, but it might as well be called Black Week or Black Month (not to be mistaken for Black History Month.), because many major stores are holding deals all week long.
In the case of Amazon, some deals are available for the next 35 days!
Going Online Instead
Don't feel like going into stores? No problem. There are plenty of websites to help you find deals:
Things to be careful about
Many deals sound too good to be true, and sometimes they are. Retailers use Black Friday as an excuse to unload crappy no-name brands or cheap gadgets. Remember, just because it's cheap doesn't mean it's good deal.
Unless you're planning on waiting in line, forget about deals which have limited quantities. They're just trying to get you into the store, and when you get there, the item you're looking for is usually sold out.
Watch out for deals on last year's models. Yes, they are cheaper, but they are cheaper because there's a new better version available, not because it's Black Friday
You can save more on big ticket items
People are always focusing on TVs or Christmas gifts. But if you're willing to make a bigger purchase, you can save a ton of money. There are special Friday vacation deals that can save you hundreds.
Good luck out there.