Are Black Friday Deals Online Yet? A Beginner’s Guide…
Black Friday comes but once a year and it is a great time to pick up a range of goods or servers for less money. But are Black Friday deals online only? Or can you get them on the high street too?
Black Friday is a sales event. It goes back decades. Previously a US-only phenomenon, Black Friday is now a global thing, thanks to the rise of the internet and global shopping portals like Amazon and eBay.
As with most things in life, the vast majority of people do their Black Friday shopping online via places like Amazon, B&H Photo, Best Buy, Currys, and other big-box retailers. But that doesn’t mean you have to do ALL your Black Friday shopping online.
Are Black Friday Deals Online Yet?
Similarly, B&H Photo has a deals section live now. You can save hundreds of dollars on all kinds of items from phones to camera accessories and iPads, as well as lighting rigs and cables.
And if you’re a fan of Samsung, it is giving email subscribers early access to its Black Friday 2021 deals – you can sign up and access them here. Samsung is well worth checking out too; it makes phones, tablets, TVs, and things like washing machines and wearables. It also always has really impressive Black Friday deals.
Most people, however, will keep it locked to Amazon. And if that sounds like you, Amazon’s Black Friday page – a page that contains all of its current deals – can be found here. It includes lighting deals and flash sales, so keep this page bookmarked so you don’t miss anything.
Black Friday Deals Aren’t Just Online
Now that COVID is on the back foot and people are socializing and getting back to normal, the high street is starting to pick up again. And come Black Friday, there will be plenty of Black Friday sales on every high street in the US, UK, and most of Europe.
If you live near a shopping center (or a mall) or a shopping district, or a retail park, this will probably be your best bet for picking up Black Friday deals once things start kicking off. Black Friday 2021 takes place on Friday 26th November.
Online vs High Street – Which is Most Popular
According to data from Statista, during Black Friday 2020 – amidst the throws of lockdowns and COVID – unsurprisingly the vast majority of people did all of their Black Friday shopping online (58% vs 8%).
Given what was happening in the world, however, that 8% figure is understandable. But it is still up considerably from 2019 when only 3% of people ventured to stores during Black Friday 2019.
In 2020, Around 34% of the surveyed UK punters did a bit of both, so they accessed and brought deals both online and in-store. Only 8% did any actual shopping in stores, while the lion’s share – 58% – did all their Black Friday shopping online. Again, given the circumstances, this is completely understandable.
Interestingly, fewer people did their shopping online during Black Friday 2020 compared to 2019 (58% vs 70%, respectively). And more people did a bit of both, shopping online and in store, than in 2019 (26% vs 34%, respectively).
This Black Friday should see a HUGE spike in the number of people buying stuff in stores on the high street, thanks to the removal of restrictions in most of the developed world, including the US, UK, and the vast majority of Europe.
Here’s a list of all the major retailers to look at for this Black Friday…
Amazon Black Friday Deals
Get amazing deals on everything from phones, wearables, TVs, kitchen gadgets, clothes, booze, and pretty much everything else in between…
Samsung Black Friday Deals
Shop a massive range of phones, tablets, wireless headphones, TVs, and loads more. If you need a new phone or a new TV, these Black Friday deals are unmissable.
Three Mobile Black Friday Deals
Whether you’re after a new phone, a new SIM only plan, or 5G broadband, Three will have you covered for ALL eventualities this Black Friday…
B&H Photo Black Friday Deals
Get MASSIVE discounts on iPads, Cameras, Camera Accessories, Phones, EarBuds & tablets. Huge savings. Excellent shipping times.
Gazelle Black Friday Deals
The #1 place to buy refurbished iPhones, MacBooks, iMacs, and iPads. And Gazelle has some AMAZING deals this Black Friday – like 40% OFF and more…
Richard Goodwin has been working as a tech journalist for over 10 years. He is the editor and owner of KnowYourMobile.
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