Many people who hold back on their shopping until Boxing Day to plunge into the sales could be doing it all wrong, as Black Friday has become the primary shopping day of the year, when retail stores online and offline reduce their prices on hundreds of items to give a boost to the gift buying season.
In 2014 it was estimated that £810 million was splashed out on Black Friday sales in the United Kingdom alone, that was more that double the year before.
In 2015 the Black Friday sales extravaganza falls on November 27, with the majority kicking off at midnight or at 8am, although it appears the day is gradually coming earlier and earlier, with a number of of retailers starting their offers the evening before or even at the beginning of the week.
If you’re looking for great online bargain for the festive season then get in early as many websites crash under the sheer volume of visitors. Whilst people bustle and jostle in the aisles to grab the best deals.
Online retailers Amazon and eBay broke all records in 2014…
Last year on Black Friday Amazon received orders for more than 5.5 million goods which equates to more that 64 items every second. They are starting off with “lightning deals” when the clock strikes 12 o’clock on Monday 23rd November.
Whilst eBay UK is anticipating more than 9 million visitors to it’s website over Black Friday and will be introducing deals each morning at 8am between Monday November 23 and Monday November 30.