Black Friday

The Countdown to Black Friday – Retailers Starting Early

Countdown to Black Friday
Written by Chris Bacon

With the exception of Amazon, eBay, Morrisons and several other online retailers, the Black Friday sales begin in just four days’ time – and don’t forget that cyber Monday will offer more great deals on the 28th of November.

Black Friday is traditionally the first Friday after the American holiday of thanksgiving, and really began to catch on here in the UK in 2013. This year Black Friday falls on the 25th of November. With each year offering better savings on more products than the previous, Black Friday 2016 is set to be the biggest yet.

For the majority of online retailers, Black Friday is no longer just a one day event – it usually lasts for the entire weekend all the way through to Cyber Monday, and many merchants are beginning their discounts days or even weeks before the big day.

Amazon seems to have been the first to start this year with deals launching on Monday, 14th November. The Amazon Black Friday sale will continue all the way through to the big day itself before finishing at midnight. You can find out more about the Amazon Black Friday deals here.

Amazon Black Friday 2016

Amazon were the first to start with the Black Friday deals, but all deals are set to end at midnight on Friday 25th November

Morrisons have also already slashed the price of alcohol in the long run up to Christmas, as well as starting their “Black Five Days” this morning, which features five days of savings on many top selling and seasonal items.

eBay also launched some Black Friday deals early in order to compete with Amazons early event. In addition to the tech deals that they had last year, this year eBay are offering great deals on fashion, home and garden products as well.

Argos has also gone live with some early Black Friday deals this morning across all categories within its range of more than 33,000 products. Argos is particularly popular during the run up to Christmas because they usually offer 3 for 2 across their entire toy range. This is also the first you will be able to order goods from Argos and receive them on the same day with their Fast Track delivery service.

If you’re looking to book a Christmas getaway or just take advantage of some early bird deals for your summer holiday next year, then Thomson and First Choice will be launching their Black Friday offers on Wednesday 23rd November.

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