Black Friday! Everything you need!
Black Friday splits the world into two camps - those that moan about it and those that haven't heard about it.
Among the whiners, some of those will be grabbing some great bargains. If you haven't heard of it before, here's the kicker: The day after America's Thanksgiving - or if you prefer, the last Friday of November - loads of retailers flog their stock on the cheap.
In the UK last year, there was somewhere in the region of £200m spent, so it really isn't something to turn your nose up at. Of course, here at Bitterwallet, we'll be rounding up the best bargains and pointing you in the direction of those who are most likely to give you a proper deal, rather than some poxy 5% off something you don't want offer.
So, keep it in mind. This year, Black Friday will be on Friday 28th November, with some shops starting their Black Friday deals at the start of the week.
And where are the best places to look for a Black Friday bargain?
Historically, John Lewis have been excellent and featured heavily on past BW round-ups. They always promise to match competitors prices, so definitely one to keep an eye on. So too are Amazon, who really get in the spirit of things after Thanksgiving. This year, Amazon are promising thousands of lightning deals, which doesn't mean they're selling lightning in a bottle, but rather, whipping everyone up in a frenzy by having a limited time on offers and the like. They'll be kicking things off on November 24th.
Argos usually play the Black Friday game, and in 2014, they've promised a "huge sale" on toys and gadgets. Should be good for a bargainous Christmas present or two.
One of the companies that really goes crazy for Black Friday is Very.co.uk, who have already said: "You're going to be getting your hands on some amazing deals on the season's most wanted gifts and fashion for loads less, so don't miss out!"
Curry's/PC World love Black Friday too. Last year, they were selling £150 Beats headphones for £40, so you know there's going to be a mad rush there. They're promising more deals on tablets, TVs and washing machines and all that. Asda meanwhile, have regional Black Friday sales, selling insanely cheap items in their stores, so we'll be keeping an eye on them this year for you. Apple usually get involved too for a small saving here and there, so if you're thinking of buying an iPad, wait a week.
If you can't wait for us to start sifting through all the sites for you, then update your bookmarks with this lot.
You can assume that a lot more retailers will be joining in with Black Friday in 2014, seeing as most of them are struggling at the moment, so we'll keep you in the loop and make sure you don't miss out on a good bargain.