Black Friday is the new tradition that encourages you to skive off work, in an attempt to pick up a diabolical discount on your favourite pricey product. According to analysts at Conlumino, UK retailers are boosting their Christmas profits and expected to make up to £1.6bn in sales this year.
The hysteria caused by last year’s events has triggered Asda to pull away from the discounted date. Last year, police were forced to mediate at dozens of UK stores, after shoppers pushed through queues and trampled each other for the discounted tech.
The chief executive at Asda, Andy Clarke, said:
“Customers have told us loud and clear that they don’t want to be held hostage to a day or two of sales. With an ever changing retail landscape, now more than ever we must listen carefully to exactly what our shoppers want and be primed and ready to act the minute their needs change”.
However, online shopping giants Amazon have started early with it’s biggest ever Black Friday Deals Week. The Kindle creators are also set to open their first ever physical book shop in time for the Black Friday event. The company has selected over 5,000 Amazon Book titles – based on customers’ ratings – that will be sold at the same price.