This was kind of a surprising remark to me. Basically, as we all know there are going to be some big sales events coming up. Most noticeably, for US residents it’s going to be Black Friday sales. I was talking to one person who was definitely excited about it and he pretty much has a general idea what he wants and which stores he is eyeing. I then asked if he was going to buy anything for gifts too as he will probably save a lot by doing it at the same time as opposed to waiting during the Christmas time. I basically got a funny look and a response where these sales events are more for yourself and you have no time to hunt down deals for others.
That doesn’t really make sense to me but I guess that’s how lot of people see it. I know for myself I usually plan and compare a lot when I am expecting big sales events. Recently I have doing most of my shopping online and so it’s more about having the faster Internet connection and knowing exactly which places to go. But with all that research to me it only makes sense to try and find deals on the gifts that you intend to buy people too.
It usually helps too where I want to get people certain item but many times the cost is simply out of budget to warrant the purchase. This way I can usually get the item for cheaper and get them exactly what I wanted. If you are just worried that looking for other stuff will result in you missing your deal that you really wanted then simply prioritizing which place to go first is probably better than outright ignoring the potential sale that can save you a lot of money.
I know for myself I usually get people a lot of electronics or high tech stuff for gifts and so it’s silly not to try and find all the stuff on these kinds of big sales dates at the same time.