3 Common Questions About Black Friday Car Shopping Answered
Black Friday is one of the best days of the entire year to buy a new or new-to-you car—or to lease a car, purchase vehicle accessories, or buy virtually anything from a car dealership. If you’re in the market for your next vehicle, Black Friday car shopping is a perfect time for you.
Maximize your vehicle savings this Black Friday by arming yourself with the knowledge you need to make the best, most well-informed purchase decisions. Keep reading to learn the answers to three common questions about Black Friday car shopping that can help you find the best car deals on the day after Thanksgiving.
1. How Do You Find the Best Car Deals on Black Friday?
There are many strategies that can help you find the best car deals on Black Friday. The best way to determine where you can find the best deal on your next vehicle this Black Friday is to communicate with various dealerships to find out which ones are offering the best deals on the vehicles that interest you.
Check the websites of the car dealerships in your area in the days and weeks leading up to Black Friday to monitor their up-to-date inventories. You should also call car dealerships during the week of Thanksgiving and ask for Black Friday price quotes on the vehicle models that interest you. Then, compare these price quotes to determine which dealership is willing to offer you the best deal on the car of your dreams.
2. Why is Black Friday a Good Time to Buy a Car?
There are multiple reasons why Black Friday is one of the best days of the year to buy a car. First of all, it is the biggest shopping holiday of the year on which the vast majority of retailers offer special deals and discounts on their products—so it makes sense that car dealerships are no exception to this rule.
Also, Black Friday is the start of a long weekend after the Thanksgiving holiday—which means many consumers who would normally be working are out shopping instead. This increase in shoppers incentivizes car dealerships to offer special deals and discounts in order to capture the attention and earn the business of those consumers.
Finally, Black Friday falls at the end of the month and in the last quarter of the year at a time when many car dealerships are attempting to meet their end-of-month and end-of-year sales goals and are motivated to offer special deals and discounts on their vehicles in order to increase their sales.
Is it Better to Buy a Car on Black Friday or Cyber Monday?
If you are not already aware, Cyber Monday is another shopping holiday that takes place on the Monday after Thanksgiving. Cyber Monday originated back in 2005 when online shopping began to take hold and was designed to be a shopping holiday designated specifically for online shopping.
Now that online shopping has become so mainstream and online car shopping has become much more popular, many car shoppers who are planning to buy their next vehicle on Black Friday are curious whether they might get a better deal if they wait until Cyber Monday to make their purchase. Over time, Cyber Monday and Black Friday have blurred together and many retailers continue to offer both online and in-person deals through Cyber Monday.
Many car dealerships do extend their Black Friday deals through the weekend after Thanksgiving and continue to offer them on Cyber Monday. It is also possible that some car dealerships may offer better deals on Cyber Monday if their original Black Friday deals do not lead to as many sales as they may have hoped.
That being said, there are downsides to delaying your Black Friday vehicle purchase until Cyber Monday. If you find a great deal on a car you want on Black Friday, there is a chance of that deal expiring by the time the weekend is over. There is also a chance that the dealership offering the deal on the car will run out of stock of the vehicle they have discounted by the time Cyber Monday arrives. If you have your heart set on taking advantage of a certain Black Friday car deal, it is probably better to make your purchase sooner rather than later.
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