Shopping Guide | November 3rd 2017

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Shopping Tips 2017 in the UK

When’s Black Friday 2017 in the UK? And how did Black Friday start?

Black Friday this year is on 24th November. It traditionally falls the day after Thanksgiving in the USA and some US states have a public holiday on that day. Even if it isn’t a public holiday many people are off work or travelling making it an ideal time for retailers to attract them in to get a good discount. Amazon was the first retailer to bring Black Friday to the UK in 2010 when they started offering discounts well before the Christmas shopping rush, and other retailers have followed suit. Nowadays Black Friday deals tend to be spread throughout November.

What about Cyber Monday?

Although Black Friday started in the high street Monday sees a big increase in online orders after shoppers have checked all the Black Friday deals. Some retailers drop prices even further for Cyber Monday, and some retailers start their promotions on the Monday rather than the Friday.

How to shop Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals

Savvy online shoppers keep wish lists or favourites when the retailer’s website allows. This helps to make sure you don’t buy on impulse but just buy what you want. Loading baskets in advance doesn’t always work as many online retailers empty your basket if you have been inactive for a period of time.

Stick to a list, either your shopping list for Christmas presents or classic wardrobe staples that you would buy ordinarily. Although sales are a good time to be tempted make sure you spend on what matters most.

Make room in your wardrobe for new items and for storing presents by selling off unwanted clothes and last year’s presents on an online marketplace. We’ve collated a useful guide to selling online where you can find top tips on selling on ebay, depop, Shpock and many other sites.

Check the returns policy. Some retailers offer reduced returns periods for sales, so make sure you have checked what the returns window is.

The Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals 2017

We will keep updating this section with deals that have caught our eye from 24th November onwards.

 

The latest deals:

Christy England

70% off selected items across the site. Stock up on new bed linens and towels to treat your guests this Christmas.

Go Outdoors 

Black Friday offers end 21st November. Shop here for discounts on leisure and active wear and equipment.

House of Fraser:

New deals added every day.

Deals of 40% and up on brands including Phase Eight, Barbour, DKNY and more.
Includes fashion, beauty, homewares, kidswear and luggage.

Started, new offers added daily

John Lewis:

Get prepped for party season

Start: 24 Oct 2017 | End: 31 Dec 2017

John Greed Jewellery 

Free Swarovski gift with orders over £100 

End with stock or on 23rd November 2017

Joules

Shop here for up to 50% in the Joules Black Friday event.

Very:

Black Friday deals have started across the site. Shop here for discounts on clothing, electricals and gifts

Wiggle:

Hundreds of new deals landing every week

Started: 1st November | End: 31 Nov 2017

November 3rd 2017 - by @CollectPlus