Tip 72: Be Cautious of Black Friday Fine Print

There are 72 days until Black Friday 2011 and we’re counting them down with money saving and holiday shopping tips.

Today’s Tip:

“Black Friday Fine Print: Restocking Fees”

Here’s a hypothetical shopper’s story problem for you. One store has the gift you want to purchase for your sweetie at 25% off and the other one has it for 20% off. Which is the better deal?

It’s not as easy as you think. Obviously the 25% off is enticing, until you read the fine print and realize that there is a 10% restocking fee on returns and the store with only 20% off doesn’t charge a restocking fee at all.

We talked yesterday about knowing the store’s return policy. Make sure you’re factoring in restocking fees and possible return shipping fees when you’re buying gifts, just in case. That bargain may not be as good of a deal as you think it is if your sweetie decides it’s not a perfect fit.

71 Tips to Go! :) Please feel free to share any black Friday countdown ideas you have and any topics you’d like me to touch upon in the comments below. :)

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