How to prepare for Black Friday 2017by Jacob Martin Owner With the number of shoppers opting to go for Black Friday shopping far exceeding the traditional Boxing Day shopping, UK is expecting a massive boom in the upcoming Black Friday sale to be held on 24th November 2017. While historically the event was related to price drops in the tech and electronic product categories, in recent years, Black Friday in the UK is generating incredible shopping opportunities across the board – from kitchen appliances and fashion, to beauty healthcare and exotic or niche items like inflatable toys.
Retail analyst IMRG reported a 12% rise in online spending in the 2016 Black Friday to touch levels of £1.23 billion in just a single day across the UK. Sentiments are extremely bullish even this year and shoppers are expected to make record purchases this year too. If you too are planning to make use of the incredible discounts on this day, then there are some points worth considering in order to prepare for the Black Friday sale.
Which retailers to watch out for?
Some of the choicest retailers that will get you superb deals include -
1 – Argos
The store is well known for providing jaw dropping discounts on tech, toys, and electronic items such as televisions and laptops.
2 – John Lewis
The department store chain offers massive price cuts on categories like home interiors, fashion, electronics, and tech gadgets. You can check out these discounts and deals at their physical stores as well as their e-commerce websites.
3 – Currys PC World
This store runs great offers on Black Friday. This year you can expect deals on fitness tracker devices and the latest Apple devices.
4 – Harrods
High street fashion never goes out of style at Harrods. This year too, they will look to spice things up on the eve of Black Friday sale, with their premium labels and upmarket fashion goods like designer handbags and shoes.
5 – Amazon
The king of online shopping will have something for the Brits on this huge day. You can especially look forward to Amazon- specific products like Echo and Kindle and save big by buying it online on the Amazon site.
Tips to get the max out of Black Friday deals
1 – Back your purchase with research
It makes no sense if you have all the information present online but you do not use it for tapping into Black Friday deals. Don’t always be tempted to look at price cut percentages, as these might be tactics to clear off poor quality stock by some retailers. So check out the reviews and ratings for both – the product as well as the seller when you research online.
2 – Black Friday starts before Friday
Yes it’s true. You can see that some deals start way before Friday to get a first mover advantage. Keep an eye out for such deals and be better prepared rather than waiting until the end when all stocks vanish.
3 – Check for the fine print in costs
Before you go through the checkout and make payment, make sure that you are getting a good deal on the final cost. Hidden costs like shipping and handling may bring down the savings drastically, making the purchase pointless. Hence, you need to calculate the real savings after factoring in all costs (and not just the retail price of the product).
With these pointers, you can prepare yourself for the retail onslaught and target items that you have listed on your shopping list for the Black Friday sale.
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