Black Friday doesn’t have to be about brawling and arguing in shops or waiting in the cold for the shop’s doors to open. No, it can be done online now so the civilised among us can also enjoy the benefits of buying something at rock-bottom prices.
While the name of the day sums up images of death and disaster, the “Black” simply means that part of the intention of the day is to move retailers out of the red and into the black. Making the retailer profitable at this time of year means they’ll be able to gear up for Christmas. This year’s Black Friday takes place on Friday, November 24. That day will see all of the major retailers in the US and the UK slash costs on all sorts of items. Expect shops like Argos, Boots, Mothercare, Currys, Very and New Look to offer incredible discounts.
According to stats on AO.com, Black Friday 2016 resulted in an average of 30 orders a minute. Among the more interesting stats is the fact that more soup makers were sold on that day than over the rest of the year.
The first retailer we’re going to point you to is Crabtree & Evelyn. That’s because they’re running a three day Black Friday event from November 24 to 27. That sale will offer customers 25% off everything and 30% off if they spend more than £50.
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