Last Updated: 24/11/2015
Tags: Black Friday Sales
If you are looking at saving money on Christmas presents, or would just like to snap up a bargain then watch out for the last Friday in November - the 27th this year, known as ‘Black Friday’. Originating in America this is when sales start after their thanks giving holidays in the states, however for the past five years quite a few of our UK retailers have realised that this is a very lucrative sales day, and so have introduced Black Friday to the UK.
Last year was the busiest Black Friday in the UK, with consumers spending an estimated £810m on-line shopping, according to retail experts IMRG, Interactive Media Retail Group. The savvy shopper knows that in order to get the best bargains that you need to get on-line early. Stores such as John Lewis, Currys, Argos and Amazon are leaders in the Black Friday sales. Last year over 5.5 million products were ordered from Amazon on Friday alone.
“The Black Friday sales saw Britain’s most savvy shoppers logging online in the early hours to secure the best bargains and spend their cash,” said Guy Mucklow, Postcode Anywhere’s chief executive told The Gaurdian. “It is clear that because many of those deals spanned the payday weekend, many shoppers were already spent by the time Cyber Monday landed.”
The top 10 retailers who are offering Black Friday deals this 2015 are:
2. Amazon only on-line
4. River Island
6. Marks and Spencers
7. John Lewis