Some people may be annoyed that the UK is becoming increasingly “Americanised”, but with the UK now following America’s trend on Black Friday super sales, most Brits will not care if it delivers pre-Christmas sales bargains.
Black Friday is the day after Thanks Giving in the US, and marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season (one of the busiest shopping days of the year!) (1)
Many say that the name “Black Friday” indicates the point where retailers begin to turn a profit (ie are in the black), and is a tradition that dates back to the 1960′s.
Black Friday has been slowly creeping into on-line sales throughout the UK after being introduced by Amazon in 2010. This year we have seen a whole host of retailers taking part including John Lewis, Apple, Currys and Asda all offering a range of money saving offers in their on-line stores today, and over the weekend! (2)
Will we now follow the US and have a Cyber Monday too? (busiest on-line sales day) … only time will tell.