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This year, Black Friday falls on the 29th of November.
Over the years, Black Friday has earned a bit of a reputation in the UK for failing to deliver, with discounts not as good as they first appear and stock on the truly good deals disappearing almost instantly.
However, in our experience, gaming is one of the exceptions to this rule. We often see the best prices all year on Black Friday, particularly on consoles and expensive accessories such as PS VR. With this in mind, it’s absolutely worth waiting for Black Friday (or at least the Thursday night beforehand) if you’re determined to pick up a bargain. The only thing worth noting is that often Ebay will run a code (often between 10% and 20% off) at some point in the week after Black Friday. This code will likely apply to the deals from the likes of Currys, Argos and others, so if they still have their Black Friday deals live, you can save even more.
Black Friday is an shopping event that originated in America. It takes place on the first Friday after Thanksgiving. Since 2005 it has been the busiest shopping day of the year. Commonly thought of as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, retailers across the country offer massive discounts and limited sale items to encourage customers to shop with them.
Black Friday has actually been in the UK since 2003 but it wasn’t until Asda’s ‘Walmart Black Friday by Asda’ campaign in 2013 that it became mainstream. Since then more retailers have got involved to try and stay ahead of the competition. It’s now no longer a single day, either, but stretches from the week in which the Friday falls until over a week later. However, the best bargains can still be had on the Thursday night before and on Black Friday itself.
‘Black Friday’ was a colloquial term used by police in America during the 1960s. It wasn’t actually a term of endearment, rather it referred to the trouble that the massive traffic jams and overcrowded cities would bring as people descended onto the shops following Thanksgiving. Retailers actually attempted to rename Black Friday but the name had already stuck.
There are a number of retailers that have said they will not be taking part in Black Friday. However, common sense would say that with it being the busiest shopping day of the year, even if they do not market it as Black Friday, those retailers will still likely offer discounts.
We expect to see some fantastic deals throughout November. In particular, the week leading up to Black Friday is likely to be a very good time to pick up a console, particularly if you want to avoid the possibility of stock shortages or queues on retailer websites. We still expect Black Friday to bring the best deals, with a batch of deals released the night before around 6PM and then another wave at midnight.
Cyber Monday is the name for the Monday immediately following Black Friday. Because some people were busy on Black Friday and not everyone was able to find the item they wanted, retailers began to extend their deals to Cyber Monday.