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Research from the National Retail Federation estimates that close to $700 billion was spent during the holiday shopping season in 2016.
Some retailers like Amazon.co.uk will most likely release Black Friday deals to their VIP members first, so it's worth signing up to receive their emails.
The federal government has even created regulations for improving Black Friday because dozens of injuries occur each year from the crazed and eager crowds.
"Black Friday" got its name originally because it was the day retailers began to turn a profit or move from "the red" to "the black".
Most retailers are quiet on what deals they're releasing, but we expect to see savings of around 20 - 50%. First off, Black Friday sales are no longer just on Friday after Thanksgiving, these insane sales have already begun in several stores; but for those of you gearing up for that largest shopping day of all, beware of the ones that claim it's there biggest sale event of the year. In fact, it was noted a year ago that Daraz, one of the more popular online stores in Pakistan, observed the first "1-billion rupees in one-day" sale.
Over the last few years the brand has also featured Black Friday discounts on branded jewellery and fashion items too.
It didn't take Canadian retailers long to realize that Black Friday was (and is) an easily transportable and adaptable marketing concept to north of the border.
Even though the trend seems to be ending, Black Friday shopping is not and will never be an excuse to leave one with bruises, sprained ankles, broken bones and concussions just because they took the last discounted smart TV.
In an extension to the wild shopping phenomenon that happens every year the day after Thanksgiving, Cyber Monday is a day for reductions on major shopping websites.
Online retail giant eBay plans to match or beat discounts offered by rivals on a limited number of items between November 13 and November 17. "It also shows that Black Friday is not as important as it once was".
Many consumers are giving up Black Friday to spend time with family and get outdoors (62 and 25 percent, respectively). Cornering the online market, Amazon offers some of the best deals around, using retailers from all over the world. Here are some of the facts you must know before visiting any of the stores this year. Only rookies head out on Black Friday unprepared. Fortunately, today you don't need to get out of the house on any of those days, and you can shop on the internet whenever you want. Then be sure to check out Target on Cyber Monday because you can bet there will be lots of toys on sale. Check forums where people discuss retailers and customer experiences to ensure you don't get caught out.
Cyber Monday is a day when retailers slash their prices online providing the ideal opportunity to stock up on Christmas presentsWhich UK retailers are offering deals?
Whatever method you prefer, it's best to lay out a battle plan and prepare early. If you have concerns about the type of gift or the right fit, make sure you understand the return policy and its details.
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