The biggest shopping event of the year is almost upon us, but are you ready to avoid the catastrophes of Black Friday?
Let’s face it, we’ve all fallen into the “batteries not included” trap, especially around Christmas! You’re super-proud of the bargains you’ve managed to bag, including the latest gadgets, electronics and toys. Then on Christmas morning as the kids excitedly open their awesome presents, your heart sinks when you suddenly realise – where’s the batteries?
Many kids (and parents!) have faced a terrible Christmas morning as they realise, they can’t actually play with their new battery-powered gifts. So, if you want to ensure you’re armed against this incredibly annoying problem, read on to discover how to get prepared against this and other avoidable catastrophes.
The battery conundrum
The batteries not included issue affects thousands of families each year. It’s such a well-known disaster that even kids are starting to include batteries in their Christmas wish-lists!
Sure, you can counteract the problem by investing in bulk battery packs, but that’s really not the point is it. I mean, surely manufacturers should just include batteries with the products if they need them?
And on the issue of batteries – why are there so many types available? Hands up if you’ve thought you’ve been clever by stocking up on double A’s, only to find out on Christmas morning you actually need triple A’s, or worse – C or D batteries? It’s a minefield and totally frustrating when you just want to keep the kids busy (and quiet!) on Christmas morning!
Can your sockets cope?
Of course, it isn’t just batteries you need to worry about. Can your existing sockets cope with the sheer amount of electronics that are going to be plugged in? Smartphones, tablets, consoles, music systems, TVs – it’s a lot for your sockets to contend with. However, help is available thanks to companies such as XP Power. They can supply awesome surge protection, ensuring you’re not left in the dark this Christmas.
These are just some of the catastrophes that can ruin Christmas morning. So, when you’re looking at those oh-so-cool Black Friday gadgets and electronics, don’t forget to add batteries, ideally every type imaginable, along with surge protection for your trusty sockets. Or, alternatively why not scrap the electronics and stick to Monopoly. After all, what could possibly go wrong there?