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 7,000 deals for Black Friday 2015, starting Monday November 23rd and finishing on Sunday November 29th.
As ever, there'll be the usual 'lightning deals', where deals will appear for a limited time, and they'll also have a 'deals of the day' section, with items available at knock-down prices for 24 hours.
Christopher North, managing director of Amazon.co.uk, said: "Customers love Black Friday. Every year we see more excitement and more demand for great deals. That is why we now have more than 20 times the number of deals than we had back in 2010 when we first introduced Black Friday to the UK."
"Black Friday looks set to be the biggest sales day of the year. Last year we saw unprecedented demand for deals from the early hours of the morning through to the late hours of the night and we are confident that the trend will continue this year."
This follows Argos announcing their Black Friday plans. They said that deals will be available every Friday between now and December 25th, as they hope to relieve some of the chaos of Black Friday itself. They're probably relieving some of their own pressure, and won't end up making loads of customers angry again, with their doddering IT systems.
Argos has said its Blue, White and Red Fridays will allow shoppers to spread out their shopping and budget over several weeks, and the deals are already underway, with offers on Call of Duty Black Ops 3, an LG 4K Ultra HD Freeview TVs, and offers on Beats Solo 2 On Ear Headphones.
David Robinson, managing director at Argos, said: “Customers just can’t wait to start their Christmas shopping and we want to reclaim Fridays for Brits and celebrate them every week between now and Christmas. Fridays have always been a special day in the minds of the British public, whether it represents fish ‘n’ chips, drinks down the pub or simply the start of the weekend."
"We are, of course, gearing up for Black Friday like everyone else, but we don’t think getting a great deal should wait until then and this weekend we know our customers will love our famous ‘3 for 2’ toys event and amazing ‘feel-good’ deals."