Speaker 1: This is Cena and here are the black Friday tips you need to know about as the global coronavirus pandemic drags on, we continue to see major supply chain disruptions. Hundreds of cargo ships are idling in waters, outside of ports, waiting for workers and trucks to unload them. These kinds of delays, coupled with a global chip shortage, we'll make it hard to find hot holiday gifts like the Nintendo switch. So when it comes to shopping this holiday season, the keys are to be prepared, shop early and be flexible. Traditional big [00:00:30] box retailers are still offering all kinds of terrific deals on big ticket items like televisions, laptops, headphones, and gaming consoles, but different from yours past, you don't necessarily have to wait for black Friday or cyber Monday to snag the lowest price of the season. The deals will be rolling in and out. So if you know exactly what you want, snatch it up when you think the price is right, you never know how long an item will be in stock.
Speaker 1: Also some stores like target have a price match policy and will honor a lower price between the date [00:01:00] of your purchase and Christmas Eve. And finally, if you're striking out with outof stock items or not finding the deals you need, don't despair consider masking up and venturing out to your local shops. Not only will you support local businesses, but you won't need a stress about an item shipping to you in time or consider giving a digital gift like a subscription to a favorite streaming service or a gift card to an online or physical store. And just remember, it's always the thought that counts, happy shopping, [00:01:30] stay up to date with the latest by visiting CNET.