The countdown to the largest shopping day of the year has officially begun. Black Friday is undoubtedly one of the best and most pocket-friendly days of the year for all the shopping lovers.
It is a day when you can often find people fighting over the last piece of television set or shoppers lined up in a queue that is stretched till the car parks to get into their favourite store. Black Friday is the ideal time which gives everyone the opportunity to get them with the best deals on literally each and every product that is sold.
For shoppers, Black Friday can be an unnerving experience, especially for the ones that are brave enough to shop at physical stores. But if you really are a shop savvy person, you can take total advantage of the deals and discounts and save a hell lot of money.
Previous year an average of 91% of stores participated in the UK’s Black Friday sale. And it is predicted to be the same this year.
So, whether you are looking for a new television-set, a new smartphone or any furniture to beautify your house, here’s all the information you need to know about Black Friday London.
When does Black Friday start?
Black Friday is originated from the USA, which traditionally follows after the Thanksgiving festival to mark the beginning of the Christmas shopping season.
This year, Black Friday falls on 23rd November, Friday. However, several shops and online stores start giving the offers a week prior to the big day.
How to get the best Black Friday deals?
To make the most out of the Black Friday deal, only one thing can help you and that is nothing but preparation.
Whether you wish to go to the store physically to shop or hunt for the best deals from the comfort of your couch, it is very important to first research about the items you want to purchase well in advance rather than splashing your cash on a whim.
You can start your preparation by making a wish-list of items and also setting aside a reasonable budget. The next thing to do would be to keep an eye on the discount coupons and codes which are available online. It is also necessary to be aware of the seller’s terms and conditions and also the return/exchange policies before purchasing any product.
How long will the Black Friday discounts last?
The previous year, the discounts were planned only for the weekend i.e the following two days after Black Friday but it was extended for an entire week, so even this year the same trend is expected to be followed. Black Friday 2018 is anticipated to be one of the longest sale periods of the year.
Which stores will be taking part in Black Friday 2018?
Although it is very difficult to predict the stores participating in the sale, we surely can make an educated judgement based on previous year’s offerings by the shops and those online stores that have set-up a separate and dedicated Black Friday web page.
Here’s our roundup of some of the retailers to watch out for-
Amazon – The world’s largest online retailer takes Black Friday very seriously. With promotional offers like “Lightning Deals”, they make sure to slash the prices of their profits for usually a short time period. Amazon’s sale is expected to be huge this year, with major discounts on literally every product you can think of, from electronic gadgets to jewellery, furniture, toys, home decor, games, beauty products and fashion.
Argos – Shoppers can expect to save a lot on Black Friday from Argos on products ranging from electronics to homeware appliances. Though the exact details of Argos’s offer are yet under the wraps, you can expect big discounts on everything they sell.
Asos – All the fashionistas will be pleased to hear about fashion giant Asos’s active participation in the Black Friday deals. Last year, they offered their customers a flat 20% off on their entire online product range.
Boots – If you are looking for good deals on any kind of shoes, perfumes, skin care, beauty products and accessories then Boots is undoubtedly your go-to place. They have some really good deals for the entire Black Friday week on most of their product range.
Currys PC World – All the tech geeks must be already aware of Currys PC World’s Black Friday offers, and how slashed their prices are. Anyone looking for huge discounts on electronic gadgets like laptops, desktops, televisions or any other hardware then, this place is a must.
Topshop – Black Friday 2018 is coming to Topshop and the retailer even has a sign-up page so you can be the first to know what discounts and deals will be coming your way.
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