What date is Black Friday 2016?

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If you’re counting down to the retail bonanza, here’s our guide to get you prepared

There’s just over a week to go until the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales begin – unless you’re Amazon and you’ve decided to launch Black Friday deals 13 days early.

If you want to make the most of this year’s sales bonanza, you better get your elbows ready. Or, if you plan to shop in a more civilised manor, charge your laptop, get the kettle on and snap up some bargains from your sofa.

Originally an American tradition, dropping on the day after Thanksgiving each year. Retailers offer massive discounts on a many products in an attempt to persuade you to spend your money in the run-up to Christmas.

But UK retailers have jumped on the bandwagon in recent years so bargain hunters over here get the chance at some festive deals.

In 2015, however, Black Friday was a more subdued occasion in supermarkets and high streets, with shoppers choosing to look for deals online instead of in shops.

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There’s a few simple things you can do to make sure you stay ahead of the game.

Research: If you’re after a certain product, work out what model you want first. Look at customer reviews, get your head around the jargon, and make sure you’re happy with the specifications ahead of time. This will save you time on the day and ensure you end up with a product you’re happy with.

Mobile: Experts predict many Black Friday sales will be done via mobile this year, so download store apps and get your payment details loaded up in advance.

 

sources: telegraph.co.uk and mirror.co.uk

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