If you were waiting for the perfect time to get your hands on the latest tech including TVs, laptops and more, then get your wallet ready because Black Friday 2019 is just around the corner.
After the success of Prime Day, Amazon will reduce countless products and offer plenty of deals in what is set to be another huge consumer event.
After the success of Prime Day, Amazon will reduce countless products and offer plenty of deals on Black Friday in what is set to be another huge consumer event
The sale is expected to feature Lightning Deals, limited-time offers, new exclusive-to-Amazon product launches and other huge discounts.
When is Black Friday 2019?
Black Friday 2019 will be held on Friday, November 29.
Deals do often start earlier than this date, and are expected to continue through the weekend until Cyber Monday on December 2.
What is Black Friday?
Black Friday is an annual sales event which is traditionally held on the fourth Friday of November, which is the day after Thanksgiving in the US.
The sales extravaganza is regarded as the start of the Christmas shopping season, with major retailers offering steep discounts on the day – enabling millions of shoppers to take advantage of huge price cuts.
Although it originated in America, Black Friday has become increasingly popular throughout the world, especially in the UK, Canada, France, Germany, India, Australia and New Zealand.
Black Friday was first introduced to the UK by online retail giant Amazon in 2010 after its huge success across the pond.
Given the widespread and increasingly global scope of Black Friday, deals often appear much earlier than the official event
The annual consumer event has in recent years developed into the ‘Black Friday weekend’, which includes the days between the traditional Friday and the following Monday, known as Cyber Monday.
The two events used to be markedly different – Black Friday would see shoppers rush to the high streets, whereas Cyber Monday was exclusively reserved for online deals.
When to watch out for Black Friday sales
Given the widespread and increasingly global scope of Black Friday, deals often appear much earlier than the official event.
A number of major retailers, including Amazon, have pushed out early Black Friday deals as soon as November 1.
How do you get the best Black Friday deals?
To get the best possible Black Friday deals, it’s important to map out a strategy. Developing a budget and listing out the specific products you’d like to get is a good place to start.
Setting alert deals on Amazon is a great way to arm yourself with information about the specific items that will go on sale and when, which you can then receive push notifications from when using the mobile app.
You can also create an Amazon Wish List to round up all of the items you want to buy. This means all of your favourite products are in one place, which you can regularly check on for a drop in price.
Setting alert deals on Amazon is a great way to arm yourself with information about the specific items that will go on sale and when
During Black Friday, Amazon launch a huge amount of Lightning Deals. A Lightning Deal is a promotion in which a limited number of discounts are offered on an item for a short period of time.
They can be found on the Today’s Deals page on Amazon, and tend to sell out quickly – so it’s a good idea to keep the Today’s Deals tab open.
Another tip to get the very best Black Friday deals is to utilise the Lightning Deals Waitlist. When all the promotional discounts for a Lightning Deal are held by other customers, you can join the waitlist, which will put you in a queue for the product you want until it becomes available.
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To be eligible for unlimited one-day delivery on millions of items in time for Black Friday, shoppers can register to become an Amazon Prime member.
If you’re not yet a member and want to take advantage of the exclusive deals and offers, you can sign up now for a free 30-day trial.
Not only will you be able to access Prime Day discounts, but you’ll also be able to enjoy all the benefits of membership, including free, one-day and two-day shipping, ‘try before you buy’ clothes, grocery savings and movies, TV shows, music and e-books.
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