What to Buy for Black Friday & How to be a Savvy Shopper!

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The Black Friday Sales Hive

To answer THE BIG Question first: Black Friday this year is on Friday 24th, 2017 – that is in 2 days from now!:)

It’s been not so long ago when Black Friday in the UK was only just transitioning the Atlantic. Few years back only a few of the many savvy UK shoppers would have classed it as THE day to hold your spending breath for if you wanted to grasp deals from your almost-covered-with-dust-wish-list. That was a few years back.

Ever since retailers have on-boarded on the Black Friday or otherwise Cyber week flair to either keep up with one another (ie. = ‘if the competition is out there, we should keep along, otherwise we’ll lose our shoppers!’) or try to offer that one-off brand/trade awareness push (= ‘if there’s one time in the year to ‘shine & dine’ – that’s clearly the one!’).

Although it’s now becoming controversial and so highly debatable if taking part as a retailer in ‘the Black Friday jungle’ is the most cost-efficient strategy for the not-wishing-to-discount brand, the so-called ‘grass-roots’ (mass-market) effect prevails and most still succumb to the tempting and highly unpredictable sales-hive-hope:

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The ‘Black Friday Sales Hive’

 

Endlessly who’s never going to loose out in this journey is the end buyer, people like you & I who just want their wishlists done and dusted for as less as possible, whereby Black Friday sale might just be worth waiting for!

So let’s explore together a few good deals to be aware of so that the ultimate satisfaction feeling would get us look somewhat like that : (hopefully:)

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Black Friday Satisfaction

 

MY TOP 8 DEALS to GRAB THIS BLACK FRIDAY WEEK:

 

MY NR 5 OUT of 5: BOOTS!

There’d be very few who’d decide to stay away from a little pampering, so BOOTS seem to have that ‘little bit for many':) Just follow this LINK. Below are a few examples of deals you could snap, no sign of them tailing off on Friday:

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Boots Black Friday Deals

 

You’ll see on the page that Boots are now showcasing selected products which might go mainstream and turn into an all-site-wide offer on the actual Friday 24th. Watch the space!

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Boots Black Friday Deals 2017

 

 

MY 4TH TOP DEAL: ASOS – offering a 20% off everything:

 

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ASOS Black Friday 2017


Follow this LINK and use code WIN20 at check-out!  Beware though to check ASOS deals in the morning of the 24th as there’s usually a lot of demand. Ie. I would have attached a few pieces of ‘what to buy from ASOS on Black Friday’ but their site is still loading (after min 10 min wait – which is way from usual in nowadays e-commerce),hence confirming huge demand today ahead of Black Friday!

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ASOS Black Friday Week Site Speed Slow

Would be great that they change the above interface to a somewhat friendlier conversational piece to deter shoppers from leaving or switch between tabs during their waiting time (until the page loads).

 

MY 3rd TOP DEAL: ARGOS – Offering Discount on Top Products at the minute.

As you can see below not all bear before & after pricing labels, I’d advise researching the electricals/homewear/widget deals as of today on-wards making sure on the day there’s enough stock for the early birds such as yourself to grab before it runs out!

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Argos Black Friday 2017

 

The one deal I’d personally stay in ‘virtual’ line for would be the below – which you can see the site clearly depicts strong ‘e-footfall’ = ’24 people are looking at this right now’ and already-made purchases on the product page = ‘ordered 50 times in the last 48 hours':

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Argos Black Friday 2017 – Bagstowear Editor’s Choice

 

For the sense of urgency displayed on the product page – I’d give Argos a 5 star rating! (ok, 4.5 – would be great to include conversational notes, ie. real-time social interactions:)’

 

MY 2nd TOP DEAL: BODEN

Clearly, one of my favourite fashion destination – for the style, ease of use and the previously-mentioned well-integrated social interactions at the product page level. Boden’s CYBER WEEK Offer this year is 30% off! Just use this LINK and the insert code N6D5 at check-out!

I have to say that’s a bit of a random code naming to use for Black Friday sales, yet the one very few if none:) would be able to guess (some still try!:):

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Boden Black Friday Deal 2017

 

These are a few of our  chosen pieces from the category ‘what to buy at boden on black friday‘ this year:

Always go for the bright colours when the time is to party! when else?:) Just remember to use the 30% code:)

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Boden Black Friday Deals 2017 for Her

That’s another great statement piece to wow your workplace peers or just for a walk in town indulging caffees, strolls in and out of various intellectually-inspiring locations (to me that’s the likes of TATE MODERN or Design Museum or whatever else that gets you going:):

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Boden Yellow Shirt Black Friday

 

MY TOP DEAL on THIS YEAR’s BLACK FRIDAY GOES TO – EQUALLY A FEW:) – couldn’t decide which so will have you rather pick as our tastes may well differ on this one!:

 – FEELUNIQUE:  For their selection of perfume scents  – all for 20% off with no code required:

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Feelunique Black Friday Deals 2017

 

BEAUTYBAY: You can get a 30% off with no code required for a ‘One of a Kind Beauty Pampering!’ Also, get to know their range of beauty tutorials, very much recommend! See here for more..

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BeautyBay Black Friday Deals 2017

 

By all means – for the Fashion Maven in YOU – you can also check:

ZARA – I have to say though,their site is currently down! Not a good piece of news if you’d like to research ahead of THE DAY! @Zara, get this fixed soon!!

NEW LOOK – Click Here for a 25% off make-over:). The site looks just fine:)

TOP SHOP – Here‘s Your precise Black Friday destination – although the offer isn’t being live yet, apparently TopShop is holding the nerve and is expecting its shoppers to do the same:)

 

Hope it’s been useful. Stay cool and make the best for yourselves on THE DAY!

 

 

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