Something Mr. Frugal and I have been coming across in our Black Friday preparation here on TFF is a case of inflated prices. This is a common tactic for retailers before a big sale. They’ll list the retail price at a ridiculously high price followed by the super special sale price for a savings of 50% off or more! However in reality that retail price isn’t the price you’d pay anywhere on any given day.
Take this JCPenney Nerf Vortex Vigilon sale for example. They will have the Nerf Vortex Vigilon pictured above on sale for $14.99 during their DoorBuster sale and they have the retail price listed at $39.99 – which isn’t the case at all. The Nerf Vortex Vigilon is currently selling on Amazon for $12.97 already beating the Black Friday DoorBuster price, but not only that Amazon has the retail price listed at $21.99 no where near the $39.99 price listed in the JCPenney ad. Just to compare Toy’s R Us currently has it for $15.99 and Walmart has it for $15.88 right now.
That’s just one example, there are several others. The point is to be very aware of what a good price is on a product, you can do this by comparing prices online at several stores before you make a purchase. You can rest assured that we are going to do our best to make sure you’re as prepared as possible this Holiday season. We want you to save your hard earned money and not pay a penny more than you want to or have to for something. One thing we’re doing to help is by adding an Amazon link next to every Black Friday deal we post so you can compare the price to at least one other retailer before you decide where to spend your money. We’ve already seen many items in the Kohl’s Black Friday deals post cheaper on Amazon than you’ll see it in-store on Black Friday.