Black Friday – the annual retail shopping bonanza, falls on Friday November 25 this year – and we’ve got all the goss to help you score a brilliant American-style deal, without actually hitting the high street.
Traditionally a day of massive discounts on electronics and fashion products, 2014 went big on the high street – with Currys PC World and Asda leading the battle of the flash sales – resulting in fights breaking out just about everywhere for the biggest bargains.
2015, however, saw a complete transformation, with high street stores empty, and shoppers taking to the internet to cash in on savings galore – Currys PC World and Amazon were amongst national retailers leading the battle of the bargains.
Electronics chain Currys reported a record-breaking start last year, with 30 TVs selling EACH MINUTE online. following the release of Black Friday deals at 6am on the day.
Over the 24-hour blow out, more than a billion pounds was splashed across deals, offers and bargains in everything from electronics to clothes to furniture, that’s excluding ASDA of course, after the Wallmart-owned superstore dropped out last minute.
When is it? When does it start? And what UK retailers are getting involved? Patience, we’ve got you covered. Here’s all you need to know ahead of Black Friday 2016.
Black Friday was originally an American tradition, dropping on the day after Thanksgiving each year. Retailers offer massive discounts on a masses of products in an attempt to persuade you to spend your hard earned in the run-up to Christmas.
But UK retailers have jumped on the bandwagon in recent years so bargain hunters over here get the chance at some festive deals.
This year Black Friday will happen on Friday 25 November 2016.
Nobody’s entirely sure, but most suggestions surround how businesses and retailers detail their finances. Many shops see the biggest profits of the year on Black Friday. Many businesses will detail their gains in black ink (and losses in red ink), hence the name.
There were some stunning offers in 2015, click on your favourite retailer below for a taste of what’s likely to come this time around.
If you thought Black Friday is all about the gadgets and gizmos, you may be wrong, as many worldwide airlines hit back in 2015 with flash flight sales – starting from £2 one-way to Europe.
Argos.co.uk in stores and online – 2015’s Argos Black Friday deals included cheap laptops, tablets and toys.
Amazon online only – here are 5 steps to getting the best Amazon bargains. Traditional offers range from jewellery and clothes, to video game consoles and laptops, see all of Amazon’s 2015 deals here.
Currys in stores and online – you can view the best Currys Black Friday deals from 6am on the day itself, expect offers on Nespresso coffee machines, Dyson vacuums and Samsung Galaxy tablets.
Marks & Spencer in stores and online – here’s a taste of last year’s M&S Black Friday deals with 50% off M&S fashion collections, homewares and more.
John Lewis in stores and online – This one is going to be HUGE. See a taste of last year’s flash offers here – it includes candles, telescopes and a Brand Match Guarantee.
Tesco in stores and online – you can view the best Tesco Black Friday 2015 deals – toys and consoles are usually the best sellers.
GAME in stores and online – you’ll find console deals, including Rise of the Tomb Raider, FIFA 16 and more throughout the weekend too.
House of Fraser – There are always amazing bargains to be had at House of Fraser over Black Friday, from Shabby Chic furniture to beauty electricals and Michael Kors handbags.
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