Black Friday throws up some of the best deals of the year on must-have technology and gadgets – giving shoppers the chance to make big savings on Christmas gifts. The growing US-imported sales phenomenon means that in 2017, November is set to overtake December as the new Christmas shopping month.
Amazon and Argos typically compete to offer the biggest Black Friday deals, and this year looks to be no different. The result is that UK shoppers are set to splash a massive £20billlion online in November. The seven days of Black Friday week of November 2017 is expected to see £7billion spent. So here’s everything you should know about this year’s magical day of low, low prices:
When is Black Friday 2017?
Mark Friday 24th November in your diary, because that’s when you’ll be wanting to set your alarm nice and early for a day of extreme shopping.
What is Black Friday, and when did it start?
We have our friends in the US to thank for bringing us Black Friday. Retailers got into a habit of offering up great deals the day after Thanksgiving ready for all that Christmas shopping. When it actually started is a mystery.
Why is it called Black Friday?
Nobody actually knows for sure why Black Friday is called Black Friday. But a theory is that business retailers tend to make notes of their profits in black, and their loses in red. So maybe it’s that? Or maybe it’s all the black eyes that are administered as people wrestle over bargains?
What are the best Black Friday 2017 deals?
Unfortunately, we don’t actually have any information on that just yet. But if last year is anything to go by, you can expect to get some mega deals on electronics, tech products and beauty products. Roll on November 24th!