What is Black Friday?
The term Black Friday was coined to described a day of consumer carnage in the US – where it originated in the 1950s. Today, the term describes an economic event worth over billions both in America and the UK.
When is Black Friday?
This year’s Black Friday event lands on Friday 25 November. Many stores will open early on Friday itself, and online retailers begin their sales at midnight.
Is it big in the UK?
Last year’s online sales topped £1bn for the first time, many hundreds of millions are spent in physical stores too. The day has become a flagship event in the retail calendar.
Where are the best deals?
The best Black Friday deals tend to be on consumer goods, including electricals and computers. Gadgets, TVs, games consoles like Xbox One and Playstation 4, and mobile phones will all have good deals. Aside from gizmos, deals on clothing and even travel will feature prominently too.