Black Friday Anyone

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Black Friday Anyone

Postby mercalia » 23 Nov 2017, 2:08pm

Anyone here know of any good forthcoming deals?

The Sun has a list of retailers running deals

https://www.thesun.co.uk/money/3944384/black-friday-2017-november-24-uk-deals/

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Re: Black Friday Anyone

Postby rjb » 23 Nov 2017, 2:11pm

Couldn't see any savings or investment offers there. :(
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Re: Black Friday Anyone

Postby kwackers » 23 Nov 2017, 2:14pm

I try to have the attitude: "If I didn't need it when it wasn't on sale, why do I need it when it is?"

Exceptions tend to be the list of stuff I know I'll be buying at some point in the future.

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Re: Black Friday Anyone

Postby PaulB » 23 Nov 2017, 2:17pm

Black Friday appears to be another US bandwagon that retailers are jumping on to make us part with our money. I saw a report the other day that showed that Black Friday deals were not always good value. It is marketing done for the benefit of shops and not customers.

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Re: Black Friday Anyone

Postby 661-Pete » 23 Nov 2017, 3:27pm

Why is it called 'black'?
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Re: Black Friday Anyone

Postby Si » 23 Nov 2017, 3:29pm

black friday - it plugs the small gap between the 2 months of firework season and the three months of christmas season.

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Re: Black Friday Anyone

Postby pete75 » 23 Nov 2017, 4:51pm

It's not a bad track at all - don't know what you're all moaning about.


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Re: Black Friday Anyone

Postby Bonefishblues » 23 Nov 2017, 5:18pm

I prefer Ruby Tuesday.

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Re: Black Friday Anyone

Postby 661-Pete » 23 Nov 2017, 6:49pm

Si wrote:black friday - it plugs the small gap between the 2 months of firework season and the three months of christmas season.

:mrgreen: Leave another month or two for Trick or Treat, can't you?
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Re: Black Friday Anyone

Postby mercalia » 24 Nov 2017, 2:11am

I read that Lidl is taking part for the first time

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Re: Black Friday Anyone

Postby Spinners » 24 Nov 2017, 7:04am

I think Wiggle are already on their fourth Black Friday... of 2017!
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Re: Black Friday Anyone

Postby Tangled Metal » 24 Nov 2017, 9:02am

Isn't it related to the important American family gathering that is Thanksgiving? As in the first Friday after Thanksgiving when shops in America started to see the beginnings of serious Xmas shopping. The day when shopkeepers went into the black financially speaking. When they make their money for the year in the run up to Xmas.

Some smart person thought they'd celebrate going into the black by selling things cheaper than they can afford to get more of the market share. Later to become more like the sales we see all year round but at least interest is drummed up with the made up day.

Personally I look but don't touch unless something I see is what I want but have been putting off for a good price. Plus it has to be a good price.

For example I've seen the £100+ aftershokz titanium Bluetooth, bone conduction headphones for £75. Or the helmet with it built in (plus extras like for £80 down from £180. I need a helmet too so an option.

I treat it like I always do. If I want something I'll keep for the best price. If no good price comes up I'll put it off of I can. Never buy a bargain if you weren't already looking for the subject of that bargain. It's just not a bargain if it's an extra item!

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Re: Black Friday Anyone

Postby PH » 24 Nov 2017, 11:26am

I'm about to go shoe shopping, wish me luck. I hate shoe shopping, I either buy some I wear a couple of times, decide I don't like them and they gather dust for a year before going to the charity shop, or some I really like, wear them every day and am nearly in tears when they finally fall apart. I've been meaning to replace the current pair since the January sales :oops:

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Re: Black Friday Anyone

Postby mercalia » 24 Nov 2017, 12:43pm

http://deals.road.cc/

it seems so important that the BBC has a LIVE FEED :roll:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/business-42027277

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Re: Black Friday Anyone

Postby djnotts » 25 Nov 2017, 1:28pm

Folk buying stuff they don't need with money they don't have - and possibly will NEVER have given latest real income forecasts!

"The Black Friday sales bonanza was on course for a record with consumers set to spend almost £8bn during what has become a four-day shopping event.
Barclaycard said transaction numbers were 32% up on last year, with Black Friday most likely behind the rise.
Retail researchers said online sales would see the most growth on Friday.
Shoppers are expected to spend £1.15bn - up 15% on the same day last year. On the High Street, sales were forecast to total £1.45bn, up 4% on 2016.
Barclaycard said the value of all transactions were up 8% on last year by mid afternoon."

The economy, for want of a better word, is firmly dependent on consumer spend, which in a period of falling incomes can only be dependent on a combination of borrowing and foregone savings, the latter being fundamental to capital investment, which is the key to future productivity and hence increased per capita income (however distributed). A downward spiral is inevitable.