Black Friday 2013: UK Retailers Offer Incredible Deals

Our American cousins have had Black Fridays for a while now. It’s a day when shops offer incredibly low priced deals for one day only. It’s normally held on the last Friday of November as a way of boosting sales ahead of the Christmas rush. Like some sort of US TV show, Black Friday often sees shoppers pitted against each other to secure the first deals.

In America it seems that Black Friday creates hysteria that could make shopping even more of a fight than it already is. A user on Reddit who works in the retail trade posted this note when asked to share his experiences of the day, “Working in the electronics dept. A little old lady punched a teenage boy in the face to get the last radio he had picked up. She snatched it up and ran.” Another simply put, “Might as well put a sign up that says 'riot starts here'”.

You’ll be glad to know that this most American of pastimes is coming to the UK this week so electrical stores up and down the country will be awash with rioting old grannies. One of the first retailers to get involved with this concept was Apple. In the past their Black Friday discounts have not been anything to write home about, but now they’re promising a day to remember in their many high street stores and confirmed that the discounts will be matched online.

There’s no word on exact discounts but last year Apple offered £31.00 off an iPad 4, lowered MacBook prices by £81 and took £11 off an iPod nano, so that gives you an idea of the sort of deals that should be available. They also offered money off Magic Mouse and Time Capsule, and lowered prices on many refurbished products.

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