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What is Black Friday?
Black Friday first arrived in the UK five years ago when Amazon thought it would try its luck bringing the shopping sensation to a new market. In 2013, Asda, which is owned by American retail giant Walmart, participated in UK’s version of Black Friday, and last year most major UK retailers including John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Argos and even British Airways jumped on board.
This year, internet sales over the 24-hour period are expected to surpass £1bn for the first time in UK history. Ebay said it anticipates 9 million Brits will visit its website on Black Friday, buying 25 items every second.
Don’t get caught up in the scuffles: here’s how to do Black Friday like a pro. And if you miss out, there’s always Cyber Monday next week.
Where can the best deals be found?
Plenty of retailers have launched their deals already. Here are the best deals from Amazon, AO.com, Appliances Direct, Argos, Asda, Boots, British Airways, Carphone Warehouse, Currys PC World, Debenhams, Dyson, eBay, GAME, Giffgaff, Halfords, House of Fraser, Illy, John Lewis, Lakeland, LaptopsDirect.co.uk, Maplin, The Original Factory Shop, Park Resorts, The Perfume Shop, Poundland, Smyths, Starbucks, Superdrug, The Telegraph, Tesco, Three, Very.co.uk, Watchshop.com, Wickes and Yates (in case you need an affordable beer to get you through the day).
Follow the Black Friday action live here as the day unfolds.” -Telegraph.co.uk
Get more information on Black Friday at The Telegraph website here.
You can also visit the official Black Friday website here.