Things You Should Know
If you want to take advantage of Black Friday deals, there are a few things you should know, and here is the first: Buying a car on Black Friday will likely take longer than usual, due to increased traffic at the dealership. If you can't stand the idea of spending several hours in a car dealership, Black Friday may not be for you.
But if you don't mind spending an extra hour or two to get a deal, here is a list of dos and don'ts that will help you make the most of your Black Friday shopping.
1. Test-drive before Black Friday. It might be hard to test-drive multiple cars on the day itself. The rush of shoppers will tie up available salespeople.
2. Check the dealership's inventory online, and have your vehicle picked out ahead of time. It might be a good idea to have an alternate in case the car you want is gone.
3. Have your financing in hand before you get to the dealership. Keep in mind that the dealership may have offers that are better than a pre-approval from a bank, especially at this time of the year.
4. Eat something before heading out, dress comfortably and consider bringing snacks and something to read. You may be at the dealership for a while.
5. Try to arrive at the dealership early. You'll have a better selection to choose from, and there will be fewer shoppers to contend with. Some dealerships will open as early as 6 a.m.