There is no Black Friday in Costa Rica real estate yet
Who would have guessed that we have Black Friday in Costa Rica now too? Last Friday, I saw no Black Friday signs on any Costa Rica real estate offices. I have asked a couple of sellers but they didn’t think I was serious. Or they weren’t motivated enough.
Maybe next year we will find sellers more willing to give a Black Friday 30 – 50% deduction on their property. I will do so on my real estate commission if the sellers cooperate too. So watch out for our newsletter in November!
Most businesses in Costa Rica call it that: Black Friday, few call it Viernes Negro. That’s how we are becoming gringolized now in Costa Rica. You’ll find a zillion advertising boards, signs and other marketing materials in English. Not to make it easier for you but because it sounds fancier than it does in Spanish.
So when you plan to move to Costa Rica or you’re already living here and you haven’t been able to figure out yet when and where to do your bargain shopping in Costa Rica, DO NOT WORRY. You’ll have your Black Friday in Costa Rica. Not only have the stores signs all over a week before Black Friday, you’ll even see advertising on TV from companies like Aerocasillas, JetBox, FEDEX and others that you can join in on purchasing you Black Friday promos online and can have it sent to you Costarican address.
Black Friday in Costa Rica real estate?
Some stores in Costa Rica even started now Black Weekend and I’ve seen a Black Week here and there. My wife and I are waiting for the Black Year to take advantage and start shopping for offers, so we have some more time to shop around for the right prices. I’ve been watching the news and shoppers take up to five 54” Flatscreen TV’s. You’d think that with the last Worldcup soccer in Brasil, every Tico family had bought his own huge flatscreen TV already. Maybe they couldn’t make the payments and are trying again?
I live, and have my office, only 8 blocks from Multiplaza Mall, one of the largest shopping malls in Central America. Already at 7 am (they open at 11 am), there were cars parked 6 blocks around the mall, in 4 wind directions. Not even at Christmas shopping time I have seen as many cars parked everywhere. The guachiman where all having their field day by helping everyone to find a spot and charge a couple of bucks to keep an eye out.
The stores in Costa Rica are packed on Viernes Negro
At 2:00 pm, another real estate broker was trying to drop me back of at my office and I decided to walk the 8 blocks past the Multiplaza Mall, so he could turn around and not get stuck in traffic for hours. If you’re crazy enough to try to find a parking spot, stand in line for hours so you can get hold of a Viernes Negro deal, you’ll have plenty of places to go to. You’ll find Black Friday promotions everywhere in Costa Rica. Even in the smaller province towns throughout the country like Atenas and Grecia. You don’t have to live in Escazu to take advantage of Black Friday bargains.
The price control department of the Ministry of Economy seems to be catching quite a few who say they’re selling at discounted prices but they’re not. So don’t believe the advertising, make sure you check prices well ahead in the different stores before Viernes Negro.
They even had a Black Friday promotion at my gym Arena Trek
So watch out for our Black Friday Costa Rica real estate promotions in November, I’m sure you’ll be surprised how we can, with time and effort, find you your retirement home, your real estate investment or vacation home in Paradise. Contact us now to see Costa Rica property for sale and for rent.
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