Who knows? I don’t think three years ago it was really a thing here, maybe even two years ago. But the growth of online, and then a drive by Asda, probably thanks to their US owners, means all of a sudden it’s a thing. And it looks like it’s going to be quite a big deal.
Now personally I feel a bit cheated that we don’t get the joy of Thursday off work and a huge Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family beforehand, but then that’s probably no surprise. But if you’re looking for big ticket items for the kitchen, or the time has come for that Kitchen Aid mixer, then Friday is probably your day. I’m sure the big guys like AO and Currys will be big on discounts, but then John Lewis will follow for sure, and I know where I like to shop!
But I’m sure wherever you look there will be offers. Cox and Cox already have 20% off everything with code BLACK, Denby Pottery will go to 50% off many ranges and who knows what else? It’s a great day to do what you can, but then maybe think about how you can add some independent shopping, online or off, into your Christmas purchasing too. Just remember that someone somewhere is paying for that big discount, and it’s possibly even us. Discount today maybe, who knows where it gets made back.
Maybe it’s a good time whilst you’re doing so much browsing to spend some time on something like Etsy and support some small producers too. They won’t be discounted, but they’ll be unique, like my bags from Bonfirecherry. Like many things in life, it’s all about balance!
Black Friday photo by Powhusku on Flickr.