BLACK FRIDAY – the largest shopping day in the run-up to Christmas – is approaching. Prepare yourself to get your hands on the best bargains!
Black Friday history
Nowadays Black Friday – as a way to kick off Christmas shopping – is the biggest spending day in the UK.
Retailers give huge discounts on everything, from tech to fashion, making a significant portion of their annual revenue in just a few weeks.
Traditionally, Black Friday was introduced in the US, representing the day after Thanksgiving. The name was used to describe the crowd and traffic jams outside department stores. Initially retailers were reluctant to adopt the expression … until they saw their turnover to go from red to black.
3 crucial shopping tips
Do you have your eyes set on a certain item? Then make sure you’re well prepared!
- Do your research – Take your time to read reviews and compare prices to make sure you make the right choice. In the heat of the moment, the staff will not have time to answer your questions.
- Be early – No doubt Black Friday will be a hectic and crowded experience. Everybody just wants to lay their hands on the deal of the century, so get in as quickly as you can!
- Avoid impulsive buying – Do you really need this article or are you simply blinded by its price? If a deal looks too good to be true, it usually is.
The place to be on Black Friday
If you’re looking for technology, now’s the best time to do so! On a new flat screen, tablet PC, headphones, PS4, you can save up to 45%.
Amazon is one of the best places to go for Black Friday deals. But shops like Apple, Currys, Tesco, John Lewis, Maplin and AO all run a series of promotions as well.
For toys, gaming consoles and gadgets, Argos is one of the go-to places. Game, Sainsbury’s and House of Fraser will definitely be worth a visit as well.
Looking for clothing, cosmetics or beauty products? Snap up a bargain at Boots, Mark & Spencer, New Look, The Body Shop, River Island, Topshop or ASOS.
Don’t forget Cyber Monday
Perhaps you’re already counting down till Black Friday, but for those who prefer online shopping, there’s always Cyber Monday!
During these crazy sales days, you can already make bargains for future occasions. You can list up the presents you might need for friends and family (and yourself!) and use your storage unit to hide all your discount deals.
Let us know what your plans are and share a comment!