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Black Friday scams
« on: Monday, 21 November, 2022 @ 19:04:56 »
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Black Friday: check deal is really a bargain, UK shoppers are told
With sales predicted to be £500m above last year’s total, consumers are warned not to fall for the hype

Shoppers have been warned to check they are getting a “genuine bargain” before handing over their cash on Black Friday as research suggests that an extra £500m will be spent during this year’s discount bonanza.

Black Friday, a US import that has become popular in the UK, falls on 25 November this year and is followed by Cyber Monday.

However, experts have told consumers not to get caught out by attractive deals – many of which have already started – particularly given the background of the cost of living crisis, which is putting household budgets under severe pressure.

Reena Sewraz, the Which? retail editor, said that while some shoppers would use Black Friday deals to spread the cost of Christmas, it found that “most of the advertised ‘deals’ should be taken with a pinch of salt”.

Martin Lewis, the founder of MoneySavingExpert, said on Twitter: “My Black Friday shopping memo … If you were going to buy it anyway and it’s half price, you’ve saved 50%. If you weren’t going to buy it, but do because it’s half price, you’ve wasted 100%.”
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/nov/21/black-friday-check-deal-bargain-uk-shoppers-sales

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Re: Black Friday scams
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 22 November, 2022 @ 02:19:01 »
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Black Friday: Shoppers warned most offers are not cheaper

Shoppers searching for Black Friday bargains are being warned that most deals do not offer genuine discounts.

Analysis of more than 200 offers last Black Friday found 98% were cheaper or the same price at other times in the year, consumer group Which? said.

It found that a £279 Toshiba TV at online retailer Very included a £100 discount on Black Friday. But the TV was only priced at £379 for three days in the month before Black Friday.

Which? named Amazon and Very as "the worst retailers overall for dubious discounts". It found more than 70% of products included in its analysis were cheaper at other times of the year compared to their Black Friday price.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-63702559