Taking place on the fourth Friday in November, Black Friday is a day on which many retailers dramatically slash their prices, marking the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. Ranging from electrical appliances to clothing, or even a summer holiday, Hot UK Deals collects all the great Black Friday offers on their exclusive merchant pages.
While Black Friday is relatively new to the UK, having been a permanent fixture of the US shopping calendar for some time, it has emerged as one of the major sales events for the year. Last year online retail sales for the event are believed to be worth as much £810m. This landmark number is part of an overall trend that shows online retail sales climbing continuously during the Christmas shopping period, with the Black Friday event in particular the most profitable period. This success means we can anticipate not only higher sales figures for the 2016 event, but also even more retailers participating and, due to the competition this creates, even lower prices for the consumer.
Although there will be a wide selection of Black Friday deals for a huge range of different products up and down the country and some retailers are renowned for their especially good deals. Here are a few you should definitely check out on Hot UK Deals when 25th November rolls around.
Amazon: Last year, the online megastore cut prices by an average of 40%, offering 3000 'lightning deals' that offered huge discounts for a limited period of time. Although it's important to get in quick for the most popular items and best discounts, Amazon's vast range of products means there will be plenty of great offers available right up until the end of Black Friday.
Argos: In addition to in-store discounts, Argos online now boasts a great selection of Black Friday deals. Last year's Black Friday saw a 45% surge in sales for the company and many products sold out quickly, so make sure you're on the mark if you've got your eye on something in particular.
House of Fraser: The department store consistently offers great in-store and online deals on Black Friday. Last year, House of Fraser opened up with a great range of 40% off deals across their fashion, home, and beauty departments on Thursday before unveiling exclusive deals offering up to 70% off on Black Friday itself.
Tesco: Last year’s Black Friday event saw supermarket giant Tesco roll out some amazing deals that had shoppers battling over coffee makers and plasma TVs. Shop online to avoid the crowds and enjoy special online-only offers as well as exclusive extras for Hot UK Deals members. You’ll find everything from clothing and toys to computers and big brand electricals in this year’s Tesco Black Friday sale making it the ideal time to get started on that Christmas list.
John Lewis: Upmarket retailer John Lewis reported record figures over the Black Friday weekend last year. Shoppers picked up terrific bargains over the course of the event and popular buys included iPads and laptops, TVs, cameras, toys, home furnishings, clothing and fragrance. The store has vowed to take a more restrained approach to Black Friday this year after the frenzied scenes of last year, but that’s the perfect excuse for you to shop online where you’ll find some of John Lewis’ best Black Friday deals.
ASDA: Last year supermarket chain ASDA sold over 8,000 televisions in the first hour of its Black Friday sale. Within two hours over 10,000 tablets and laptops had been purchased. This year’s shoppers can look forward to fantastic bargains over the store’s entire product range and ASDA’s Black Friday sale is the place to look out for all time low prices on leading brands like LG, Samsung, Nerf, Barbie, Beats and Russell Hobbs.
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