Black Friday

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Black Friday Will you be one of the many pushing and shoving to get a bargain?

Poll ended at 30 Nov 2019, 7:11am

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mercalia
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Black Friday

Postby mercalia » 29 Nov 2019, 7:11am

Will you be one of the many pushing and shoving to get a bargain?

Polisman
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Re: Black Friday

Postby Polisman » 29 Nov 2019, 7:16am

In a recent review in the Observer, only 1 in 20 'Black Friday' deals were real. Like Father Christmas and the January sales, no one really still believes in the fairy tale of 'Black Friday', do they?

Having said that, Planet X Cycles normally use it as an excuse to get rid of all the tat they haven't been able to sell all year. So if its bargain cycling tat youre after, mosey on down there.

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Re: Black Friday

Postby merseymouth » 29 Nov 2019, 8:26am

Hi there, Some of us are so "Niche" that we are waiting for Abingdon & Chater-Lea to have their "Black Friday Sales"!!! MM

mercalia
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Re: Black Friday

Postby mercalia » 29 Nov 2019, 9:13am

In the past the newspapers posted videos of the crazy so and sos. ( esp from the USA )

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Re: Black Friday

Postby Polisman » 29 Nov 2019, 9:15am

mercalia wrote:In the past the newspapers posted videos of the crazy so and sos. ( esp from the USA )


Best free marketing money can't buy! I don't think Brits buy into all that guff though, the same way Trick or Treat is m minimal in the UK

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Re: Black Friday

Postby Cyril Haearn » 29 Nov 2019, 9:43am

Tomorrow 30.11 is Buy Nothing Day
That gets my vote :wink:
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Re: Black Friday

Postby Tangled Metal » 29 Nov 2019, 9:59am

Polisman wrote:
mercalia wrote:In the past the newspapers posted videos of the crazy so and sos. ( esp from the USA )


Best free marketing money can't buy! I don't think Brits buy into all that guff though, the same way Trick or Treat is m minimal in the UK

Trick or treat is big round here. You basically knock on the door of anyone with a pumpkin or Halloween decoration. You bump into loads of other parents escorting their costumed children around the streets here. The parents are often dressed up too.

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Re: Black Friday

Postby Tangled Metal » 29 Nov 2019, 10:02am

Sales for me are more about being cheeky and asking for a discount or price matching or simply shopping around for the cheapest price. That's available all year round.

Personal favourite is go outdoors price match plus extra 10% off. £125 boots for £70. It's rare that I don't get more than 20% off their prices even for stuff that's not discounted much yet.

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Re: Black Friday

Postby Cyril Haearn » 29 Nov 2019, 10:06am

It is always worth making a lower offer if one cannae thoyle the ticket price
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Re: Black Friday

Postby Postboxer » 29 Nov 2019, 4:49pm

Didn't go round any shops, but did yesterday, today I shopped online. Do we still get pushing and shoving over here? I thought it only happened for a year or two then Black Friday became a week long, also it seems shops aren't offering the same massive discounts on limited stock like they did, probably more trouble than it was worth.

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Re: Black Friday

Postby mjr » 29 Nov 2019, 5:08pm

The big day here was yesterday. Shops open late and the lights being switched on. No need to push and shove if you go in by bike - you've parked, shopped and reached the checkout while motorists are still sat on the road in waiting to slowly count themselves under the car park barriers.
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Re: Black Friday

Postby al_yrpal » 29 Nov 2019, 5:34pm

Years ago when BF started and not many folk knew about it I got a fantastic bargain on a TV. Replaced my dodgy phone yesterday with a high spec new one at 30% off normal price. Never went near a high street. :wink:

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