How to Work the Black Friday Buddy System
Do you want to score the best Black Friday deals? It pays to have a Black Friday buddy.
Competition is fierce for the best Black Friday deals. It is possible to spend a lot of time waiting in line or shopping and still come home with nothing. That is why it is a good idea to have a Black Friday buddy or even several Black Friday buddies that work with you to get the deals.
Once you have your buddy or buddies in place, it is important to know how to use them. Just like a football play, you want to make sure that everyone works together in the right formation to score a touchdown, or in this case with Black Friday, several touchdowns. If you don’t have a good plan in place before you shop, you won’t be able to score very well.
To set up a buddy system within a store, a good plan of attack is to have one buddy stay in a central location with the shopping cart at all times, while the other buddy acts as a runner, weaving in and out of the aisles to scour the shelves and conquer the deals. The person with the cart can also have the list of deals and use that to direct the runner to where he or she needs to go.
Crowded stores can be difficult to maneuver with a shopping cart. This method can reduce the frustration of banging up against other carts or displays in tight shopping aisles.
If the cashier lines are very long, the cart person may decide to wait in line while the runner grabs items and places them in the cart. This will reduce the time that you spend in a store.
While one person is checking out, the other could be bringing the car around to the front, ready to get everything loaded. On Black Friday, you may have to park far away from the store, so this method helps you get in and out more quickly.
The buddy system can work well when you run up against stores that issue tickets or open at the same time. Having several buddies at the different stores means that you won’t have to decide between great deals. You can get the all. The only downside to this method is if more than one buddy wants the same deal. Then you will have to compromise.