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Black Friday?? Who cares?????!!!!!!!!!!

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btfly2 Thu 24-Nov-16 23:24:56

Not me that's for sure! Anyone else feeling the same?

Truckingalong Thu 24-Nov-16 23:25:58

Yep. Couldn't give a stuff.

KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Thu 24-Nov-16 23:26:02

Me neither.

Don't have it in me to assault someone for a cheap telly.

usual Thu 24-Nov-16 23:27:01

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stella23 Thu 24-Nov-16 23:28:31

It all the crap stuff they haven't been able to get rid of. Like the next sale

SuperPug Thu 24-Nov-16 23:29:44

Hate the constant advertising on tv, the horrible photos that will be released tomorrow, people buying things they don't need or can't afford, not really getting a bargain anyway- aargh.

musicposy Thu 24-Nov-16 23:33:52

I'm after a washing machine and Argos had a good one. Advertised everywhere on website but when I tried to buy, out of stock for delivery to my area. Every Black Friday washing machine deal I tried, same thing.

So then I tried a DD's postcode as she's up in London so I thought, totally different area (how I was going to get a washing machine 70 miles was not something I'd solved!). Guess what, all out of stock for delivery there too.

So I phoned customer services. They said they're on the website because they are in stock, just not for delivery to my area (or London, it seems). Phone back Saturday, they said, then they should be back in the warehouse. I said but there's a deal on today. To which she apologetically said sorry, it will probably be full price then.

It feels like one giant con.

BadToTheBone Thu 24-Nov-16 23:36:05

There's a couple of things I want to buy, I'll check tomorrow, if they're cheap I'll be chuffed to bits, if they're not I'll buy them some other time. Other than that, not arsed.

5foot5 Thu 24-Nov-16 23:44:44

It's usually a bit of a let down.

For the last two years DH and I have accidentally arranged our Christmas shopping day on Black Friday. Despite the news stories we find disappointingly few people wrestling each other to the ground in Kendal Milne's. We usually start off in John Lewis on the A34 at Cheadle Royal and it is also terribly well behaved.. Maybe we should live dangerously and risk the M&S at Handforth Dean. What do you think?

WorraLiberty Thu 24-Nov-16 23:44:59

I think Martin Lewis had the best advice.

Make your Christmas shopping list.

Price up the items.

See if they actually are significantly cheaper when you add postage (if bought online).

Don't deviate from the list and get tempted to buy shit just because it's cheap.

So, like any other friggin sale really.

GirlOverboard Thu 24-Nov-16 23:49:59

I enjoy bargain hunting but I've never bought anything on Black Friday. It seems to be focused on techy stuff, which doesn't interest me. And I read in the paper that 50% of these deals are actually cheaper in the months before or after Black Friday. I'll be keeping an eye out tomorrow, but I don't expect to buy anything.

aquashiv Thu 24-Nov-16 23:55:07

Nah its all the old shite stock

Meadows76 Thu 24-Nov-16 23:56:32

I tried to go into Argos about 20 mins ago and the site is shut with a Black Friday advert. Ffs I only wanted to look for glo pens angry

PickAChew Fri 25-Nov-16 00:00:27

I'm about to do the martin Lewis thing - have my list!

And yes, lots of sites seem to have shut - Currys, Apple and Argos, for starters. Argos will probably fall over 20 seconds past midnight, so Idon't know why they bothered.

JL are open all along

winterisnigh Fri 25-Nov-16 00:00:34

open again meadows I am on the site now

BabyGanoush Fri 25-Nov-16 00:02:16

Argos just goes down

Same last year

Must be bad for business, surely?

PickAChew Fri 25-Nov-16 00:04:39

OK, 4 minutes past and curiosity is satisfied. It's all exceptionally shit grin

mumofone1234 Fri 25-Nov-16 00:19:45

Another shit thing shipped in from America! hmm

wlv12 Fri 25-Nov-16 00:27:48

It's a load of shit! Looking online due to curiosity, bought a few half price Lego items and decided that there isn't actually any sales that haven't been on all week?

MardyBra Fri 25-Nov-16 00:50:40

Are punctuation marks on multibuy?

TipBoov Fri 25-Nov-16 00:56:59

Surprise surprise, the toys I wanted from Argos have been reduced, but are all now suddenly out of stock everywhere hmm

btfly2 Fri 25-Nov-16 01:06:18

MardyBra:
Punctuation marks mutibuy..? Yes, on sale and even cheaper on Black Fridays ;)

PenguinsandPebbles Fri 25-Nov-16 01:10:00

Well I decided months ago to purchase a TV for my brother for Christmas, he's been going on about a decent sized one for ages and can't afford it with moving house etc. Have done my research, waited to see if it went down in price.

Just got it for 50% off from Argos, I'm picking it up tomorrow

BoopTheSnoot Fri 25-Nov-16 01:17:51

It doesn't interest me. I'm not going to spend my day grappling over slightly-reduced-in-price electricals with strangers. Or waiting in a queue to get onto a website to impulse buy stuff that I really don't need, or want, because it's a bit cheaper than it was yesterday. The deals often aren't that great anyway.
I avoid all shopping on Black Friday. Bah humbug.

previously1474907171 Fri 25-Nov-16 01:26:19

musicposy don't bother with Argos, take a look at AO and check for special offers and codes on Google, I found a section on the AO website once with further reductions on some of the prices. They deliver when they say they will and will install and remove old appliance for a small charge.

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