How to: Make the most of Black Friday

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Black Friday proved a huge hit in 2015 with bargain hunters everywhere seeking out deals for discounted home appliances, clothes, beauty products, gadgets, holidays, you name it.


But what can we expect in 2016? What’s the best way to grab a bargain?


It’s not just all about that one Friday; most retailers start their offers in the week leading up to the day.


Amazon has launched deals two weeks early, with several grocery stores such as Morrisons promoting discounted alcohol, perfect in the run up to Christmas.


Many high-street stores including Argos are also going live with their deals a week early so be sure to do your research, Argos are definitely one retailer to watch, many of their big deals last year included huge savings on laptops, tablets and toys.


And like many other retailers, both high-street and online, Argos allow you to reserve items to collect another day, or pay tomorrow, which can be extremely useful if you couldn’t resist the bargains of Black Friday and spent more than you anticipated.


Be sure to get up early to make sure that you don’t miss out on any deals as many eager shoppers will be up at dawn to make the most of these savings.


Last year, Currys PC World launched their sale at 6AM and went on to famously report a record-breaking 30 TVs selling each minute online, so it definitely pays to be up early. Though, as tempting as it may seem, don’t grab the first bargain you see, be sure to shop around, both on the high-street – if you’re lucky enough to have time – and go online.


Tech-related items are always a huge hit come Black Friday, and with items an average of 31% cheaper it’s no surprise. Last year leading online Smartphone retailer The Smartphone Company offered ridiculously good value deals and they look set to continue this year.


The less traditional products out there also offer some great deals, with some items over 50% off the RRP!


Black Friday is mainly associated with huge discounting on gadgets and tech, but many fashion retailers are now on board and offer huge savings, particularly on items they have struggled to sell.


If you do wish to restock your wardrobe, then you may be in luck as experts think this is an area to watch this year.


As well as retailers selling clothes that haven’t shifted, many outlets try to move outdoor toys that they failed to sell in the summer and this is perfect if you’re buying you’re buying for children, with play equipment, drones, trampolines etc. all going on sale, so don’t just think seasonal!


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