Amazon Launches Black Friday Deals
Amazon.co.uk have started launching some great deals in honour of ‘Black Friday’ this means that games are reduced amongst all the other stuff. YEAH!!!
For the next 5 days Amazon say that this is whats instore….
- Over 60% off Nintendo Wii Consoles
- Over 60% off Flip Mino High Definition Camcorders
- Over 60% off Microsoft Xbox consoles
- Canon PowerShot Cameras at less than half price
- Over 60% off Eternity Moment Eau de Parfum
- Over 70% off Pearl Necklaces
- Sony TVs at half price
- Coronation Street Golden Anniversary Collection DVD at less than half price
*All discounts from RRP or Amazon.co.uk selling price
Customers can keep track of all the deals by visiting www.amazon.co.uk/blackfriday
The offers on Amazon.co.uk will take the form of ‘Lightning Deals’with a limited quantity of an item being offered at a discount for a short period of time. Once that quantity has been reached or the time limit elapses, the ‘Lightning Deal’ will end. There will be more than 200 great deals available over the five day period.
What is Black Friday?
Black Friday (sometimes Green Friday) is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, traditionally the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. Depending on the source, the term dates either from the 1980s or back as 1966, although its usage was primarily on the East coast. The term has become more common in other parts of the country since 2000. Because Thanksgiving always falls on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States, the day after usually occurs between the 23rd and the 29th of November. On this day many U.S. retailers open very early, with most of the retailers typically opening at 5AM or even earlier, at midnight.
The day’s roots may have originated in Philadelphia, where it was used to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic which would occur on the day after Thanksgiving. Others claim it was part of mid-1980s anti-consumerism backlash, when people took a pledge to “blackout” that day – staying home, rather than shopping.