Black Friday? Have you heard of it? Well, you wouldn’t be abnormal having not heard of it, it’s very American.
Black Friday is considered one of the biggest hopping days in the USA, and is generally the Friday following Thanks Giving. Regarded as the start of the Christmas shopping season, Black Friday has now gone global.
Shoppers are now being lured with discounts from retailers around the globe. In the UK, we’re stilling getting to grips with the idea of ‘Black Friday’ – the Boxing Day sales are now just about well established.
Traditionally, shops expect a frenzy of festive shoppers come Friday – all out for a bargain and this year, we’ve finally been recognised in the UK.
Asda, who is owned by the US mega-giant Walmart, is heading off the festive competition with their Black Friday sale. Asda is promising:
“earth shattering deals”
Across it’s 350 nationwide stores, Asda sets to make a great amount of revenue from Black Friday – John Lewis and Amazon are also in the mists of preparing a massive fire sale; but it has yet to be seen if brick and mortar stores are going to fare better than online outlets.
Online, there are several places to grab a good deal. Amazon has already begun its online deals – go check them out at amazon.co.uk
Best Buy are also stepping up their offers, a new LG’s 55-inch, 1080p TV (model number 55LN5100), will soon be selling for $500 – down from $1000. If your budget is even lower, check out Target. The Element 50-inch TV is selling for $229.
Argos is opening it’s doors at 6am tomorrow, and has begun a countdown to the sale on its website.
Currys and PC World are celebrating the day too – traditionally the following Monday is also a big day for tech sales; therefore their sale continues way into the weekend.
Apple and even Steam are both marking the occasion – Apple has planned a sale on their website, starting Friday. Be weary though, it’s Apple. So don’t expect mega discounts. On the other hand, Steam (as usual) has begun by slashing prices left-right and centre. Sadly, we don’t think think that any of the new consoles or games will be on sale – not for a very long time either. The PS 4 has sold well, Sony doesn’t need to bolster its sales and the Xbox One just as equally. But it would be a nice surprise if a few digital downloads crept onto the online stores at a discount.
So, as we run up to Christmas – will you be splashing your cash this Friday? Will the prices lure you?