Asda to scale back Black Friday after last year's shenanigans
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 didn't stay around to buy groceries, and that's a problem for Asda.
So this year, it looks like they'll be focusing on online sales, or spread offers across several days in a bid to stop people going wild in the aisles. However, they won't be backing away from it completely, as last Black Friday, Asda saw 2m sales, which made it their busiest single trading day. They sold 10,000 tablets within 2 hours of opening their doors.
A source said: "Last year big-ticket items sold at a loss and attempts to ensure safety by forcing shoppers to queue for items meant food sales tanked."
When 27th November comes around, it looks like Asda will be a very different scenario to last year. Of course, there's loads of bargains to be found online, and HUKD will have a designated section so you can get stuck in, from the comfort of your phone or computer. Unless you really want to get down the shops for a dust-up with a stranger.
It does look like 2015 will be the biggest of the Black Fridays we've had in the UK thus far, and it seems like the shops are really going to push for it, where last year, a number of bigger retailers shied away.
There's going to be a lot of laptops up for grabs by the sounds of it, so if you're in the market for one, you'd be wise to wait a couple of weeks. Of course, we'll be covering it and rounding up the best deals, and pointing you in the direction of the best places to grab a bargain. More on that nearer the time.
TOPICS: Black Friday