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Black Friday doesn't hit the heights for retailers

2015's Black Friday failed to kick-off in a flurry of punches, which is always a shame. It seems that it didn't set the world of the retailers alight either, as they saw a slight drop in like-for-like sales (0.4% in fact) compared to the same time in 2014. Now, rest assured, that doesn't mean the day was…

Argos say sorry for Black Friday delays

Black Friday shopping has caused something of a headache for Argos, as they found that they couldn't deliver their next-day deliveries in time, which means they're looking at a number of refunds. The shopping frenzy was the first big test for the company's Fast Track service, and the result is a bunch of apologies. A lot…

BLACK FRIDAY 2015 LIVE DEALS!

LATEST So, Black Friday is finally here and we're awaiting the queues, people going wild in the aisles, punch-ups over tellies and, of course, people complaining about the very existence of the day when no-one is forcing them to do anything. Of course, having been down the shops, there's very little action and it's all…

Asda cuts petrol price under £1

Hey motorists! Good news! Asda have gone and cut the price of a litre of unleaded petrol by 4p, which takes it to 99.7p. That's the first time their fuel has dipped below the £1 mark since 2009. Remember 2009? Michael Jackson died and we all got swine flu. Heady days. Anyway, a litre of…

Is this the last year we'll see Black Friday in actual shops?

Black Friday is well and truly underway and, thus far, it's all been rather quiet compared to last year, as bargain hunters cannily stick to online sales, so they don't have to go MMA on someone's ass over a sandwich toaster in the aisles. Could this be the last year that the shops actually bother…

Everything you need to know for Black Friday 2015

This Friday is Black Friday and there's nothing you can do about it (unless you're planning to do absolutely nothing about it, of course). There's going to be a lot of fuss made over it, and in part, for good reason - last year, there were some outrageously good bargains to be found. For those…

Tesco to avoid midnight starts on Black Friday

After the carnage that was last year's Black Friday, Tesco are going to delay their opening times for the bigger supermarkets. Initially, Tesco were going to fling their doors open at midnight, but now they're going to give their staff a chance to prepare at the 250 Extra stores on 27th November, by opening at 5am. Will…

Black Friday costs retailers £180m

While many might think that Black Friday is a gold rush for retailers in the UK, there are drawbacks. First off, you've got the bad press that comes with people punching each other over tellies in your aisles - and then you've got people returning goods they've bought on the day. A report says that…

Deals of The Day - Friday 13th November

Almost the weekend folks. How about some cracking offers to finish the week off? Maybe you've not got any plans this weekend or quite possibly you've just been cancelled on. Fret not, you can head to Odeon cinema and get 40% off the price of tickets. Perfect for some quality 'me time' or maybe a…

Amazon have confirmed that from Sunday 15th November until Wednesday 18th November they'll be knocking £20 off of the price of Amazon Prime bringing this down to £59 for the year. Not sure if Prime is right for you? Here is a quick recap of the benefits: Unlimited Next Day Delivery on millions of items…

Tesco prepare for Black Friday by beefing up security...

Only in America would two fully grown women fight over a Blaupunkt 32" TV with £5 knocked off the price just because its Black Friday. Oh. Really? That was Asda last year here in the UK? Ah...its a Walmart company. Yeah. That'll be it. Things have certainly escalated over here in the UK the past…

Amazon and Argos tell us what to expect from Black Friday

Black Friday is on the way, and there's nothing you can do about it. You can literally do nothing about it, if you like. Anyway, Amazon and Argos have started dropping hints about what they'll be doing, and there's going to be a lot of deals indeed. Amazon have said that they're going to offer over…

Asda to scale back Black Friday after last year's shenanigans

Asda are apparently stepping slowly away from Black Friday, after the trouble it caused them last year. Not only that, the supermarket didn't yield the profitable sales it hoped it would. The main bugbear they've got, is all that negative publicity, after shoppers in Wembley were filmed brawling over television sets. While customers grabbed bargains, they…

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Laptops ahoy on Black Friday

Laptops ahoy on Black Friday

2015 is, with any luck, going to be a proper, decent Black Friday with a load of good deals, rather than the mostly piddling offers that we saw in 2014. And one thing to keep tabs on is laptops. According to IT supply chain analyst Context, the shops in the UK have imported more laptops…

Are you put off by the Black Friday chaos?

Black Friday isn't too far away, and the shops are bracing themselves for some real action. Of course, it is artificial tension that is being created, so this is basically the Royal Rumble of retail. However, the implied mayhem and people getting punched in the face for telly, is putting some people off Black Friday.…