Even though Black Friday won’t come until November 25, the shopping craze has already begun with numerous stores, including Amazon, Target, eBay, Argos and Morrisons, all offering shoppers early access to their Black Friday deals.
Amazon’s earliest Black Friday specials were launched weeks ago, but the world’s biggest retailer promises that it will roll out new sales at a much higher speed a week before the date. Starting this Friday, November 18, and all the way through the Friday after Thanksgiving, Amazon plans to launch new deals at 5-minute intervals. Although Amazon has announced what some of the deals will be (like $15 to $40 discounts on Amazon tech items such as Echos and tablets, 70-dollar 32-inch LED TVs, 60% discounts on toys), the time when these discounts may become available remains a secret. So you may want to sign up for the deal tracker alerts from Amazon or simply keep watching the site all the time to snatch the best deals.
eBay, the worldwide auction giant, started its Black Friday sale on Thursday, November 17 and plans to keep adding new discounts and deals daily through Cyber Monday, November 28. You should be able to grab some great buys in fashion, electronics, home and garden, and even items from popular brands like Microsoft, Apple, Sony, GoPro, Dyson, Lenovo and Samsung.
Both Target and Best Buy are offering free shipping that does not require a minimum purchase for the holiday season in 2016. They also let you get in on some pretty good Black Friday discounts well before the date, such as the 10 Days of Deals Target is hosting from Saturday, November 19.
This gives you a good chance to get outstanding discounts on stuff you may need now or during the upcoming year. A smart idea is to make a list of items you plan to give your family and friends this holiday season, as well as throughout the year, so you can do all your gift shopping for the year during the biggest sales - that can help you save quite a bit of money. Remember that if the store doesn’t ship to your country, you can always use Parcl to ship your buys to you!