2016 Tips On How To Shop Smartly For Holiday

By Xyla Joelle L. Fernandez

Dec 10, 2016 05:48 AM EST

The holidays are one of the most exciting seasons of the year. Not only because it is technically a happy celebration, it also brings in tons of sale events! This means that tech lovers are all hyped up during this season.

Here are some tips for you on shopping smartly and for you to know the great deals for your holiday shopping.

Don't Buy What You Don't Need

What you can afford isn't always something you can't live without. Be mindful of your purchases and avoid being a reckless shopper. Before you make a purchase, ask yourself how much you need that item. If they are important enough, you may go ahead and buy it. If you're just convincing yourself of their importance, then it probably isn't something you really need.

Check On The Products Regular Price To See If Discounts Is Significant

A cunning trick can also be used by retailers to lure people into buying their product. This includes a giant "sale" sign and the attention grabbing price sign. At first glance, it looks like a good deal. But sometimes, when you do your research, you'll find that the original price isn't exactly far from the sale price. In fact, it's also not impossible that the "sale" price is practically the same as the regular price, and they just slapped in the eye-catching red "Sale" signage for attention.

Research In Advance and Compare

Make sure that you don't get fooled by marketing strategies, do your research in advance. Find out which brands will go on sale. Try to find out their on-sale items and their sale schedules as well. If you can, plan out your purchases and compare prices so you'd know which deals should be prioritized.

Here are also some tech deals for you to know. Gadgets that you might want to consider on before you go shopping this coming holiday.


Some of the best deals this year include the Samsung Gear 360 camera. Normally, this product is priced at $350, but for the holidays, you can snag it for $300. The $50 price cut is given by a number of retailers including B&H Photo, Amazon and Best Buy.


This deal may or may no longer be live, it's still worthy to be checked out from time to time. Apparently, Best Buy has put up a very tempting LG sale that includes a free LG TV. It was said that upon purchase of the LG V20 or the LG G5 devices that are powered by either Sprint or Verizon, a free TV could be yours.


As per GSM Arena, Verizon is selling the Moto 360 2nd-gen 42mm smartwatch for $200, giving it a $100 discount. A $50 Visa card is also offered on the same deal. This Motorola deal has already showed up a couple of months ago, and now Verizon is bringing it back.

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