Black Friday and Cyber Monday are coming!


Over the past few years, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become some of the biggest online shopping days of the year.  Originally coming from America, Black Friday occurs the day after Thanksgiving.  As it gained momentum, other retailers started getting on board and soon enough, retailers the world over, both online and offline, were holding Black Friday sales!

In the UK, Black Friday has grown and grown and retailers now hold Black Friday sales the whole of the weekend – into what’s now become ‘Cyber Monday’.

This year’s Black Friday is on 24th November – so you’ve not long to wait! If the past few years are anything to go by, there are bargains to be had! Here are some ideas of the deals you can pick up.

Smart tech

There have been a number of high profile smart devices launched in the last few months including the Samsung S8 range, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, the iPhone X and Amazon’s 2nd generation Echo and Echo Plus. Although details of Black Friday promotions are often a closely guarded secret, as one of the pioneers of Black Friday as we know it today, it might be expected that Amazon will have promotions across their smart devices. Apple is also renowned offering reductions on their products on Black Friday – the only time they do so throughout the whole year. If you want to upgrade your smart tech, it’s well worth keeping an eye out on 24th November!


Major electronics retailers are often some of the most prolific discounters during the lack Friday period. So if you need a new TV, large electrical item, small gadget for the home or any other electrical kit, it’s worth waiting to see what offers come out for Black Friday.  Check out Currys PC World and, who both stock a wide range of large and small electricals and offer free UK delivery across many of their products.


Christmas party season is on the way, as well as the cold weather. So if you fancy some new togs – be it something sparkly for the festive season’s parties, or woolly jumpers or a new coat to keep snuggly and warm, Black Friday is the time to shop! Many of the major UK department store chains hold Black Friday events, often with 20% or 25% off their entire ranges. You can even pre-register your interest for some – such as Debenhams.

Christmas presents!

Black Friday and Cyber Monday fall at the perfect time of year for Christmas shopping! So if you like the sound of saving money whilst also buying gifts for others, get online over the Black Friday weekend! Argos and Very have been known to offer heavy discounts for Black Friday and both offer a wide selection of gifts. Or for the little ones, take a look at Mothercare and The Disney Store

Whatever you’re looking to buy over Black Friday weekend, you can be sure to bag a bargain. Anything that you purchase from a UK retailer can be delivered direct to you, wherever you live in the world, via forward2me’s parcel forwarding service.

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