In a Black Friday frenzy, shoppers are predicted to spend £2billion more than last year this weekend. But experts warn that some bargains may not be quite as attractive as they appear. For the first time, Britons will spend more online this Christmas than in the high street thanks to the lockdown of non-essential stores. Many internet retailers, including Amazon and eBay, have been running Black Friday deals for weeks. However major retailers including Next, M&S, Wilko and B&M will not be taking part in the sales event on Friday – instead pledging to provide all-year round value instead. Meanwhile, a dramatic surge is expected in online sales today through the weekend to Cyber Monday. A study by the Centre for Retail Research estimates spending at online stores over the three days will hit £5.75billion – up by 53 per cent on the £3.77billion for the Black Friday weekend last year. Many internet retailers, including Amazon and eBay, have been running Black Friday deals for weeks Next, M&S, Wilko and B&M shun Black FridayFour major UK retailers have announced plans to shun Black Friday.Next, M&S, Wilko and B&M say they will not take part in the annual sale event.They have pledged to… Read full this story
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