Published: Tue, December 03, 2019
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Only a "20 offers" are actually cheaper on Black Friday

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Kantar is predicting that over 60% of people are expected to participate in Black Friday this year, an increase from 57% last year.

Retailers hit back at the report, with Amazon saying: "Our Black Friday sale is about thousands of deals on a huge selection of products from every category across the site, at a time of year when we know saving money is important to our customers". This deal gets you the 2nd Gen version of Amazon's streamer, which offers even speedier performance than its predecessor.

"Our survey indicates that this popular shopping event is a hype and that there are few real discounts".

The Samsung HW-MS650 soundbar was £299 at Currys PC World on Black Friday, but within a month the price dropped by £49 for at least five days.

Black Friday, which has turned into a fortnight-long event, peaks this Friday but there are signs of fatigue among both shoppers and retailers.

A Forever 21 store advertises sales ahead of the Black Friday sales in London, England. We've moved from one, singular day to a week and then to a month.

Which? didn't see any evidence that retailers were breaking any laws, but it's warning that people are at risk of being confused by offers that aren't actually that good.

Do not buy impulsively - Determine what you need or want to buy and how much you are willing to spend before you start shopping.

Do not always trust the reviews you find online - Our recent survey revealed how shoppers were misled by unscrupulous sellers using fake product reviews online.

A Samsung soundbar was a Currys PC World Black Friday deal a year ago at £299.

Last year, around £1.49bn was spent on United Kingdom online retail sites on Black Friday, according to IMRG, up from £1.39bn a year earlier, with smart home devices among the best sellers.

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