Black Friday – All You Need To Know

By | 09/11/2018

Deals Of The Day

Get ready for deals on the Must Have Toys this Black Friday. From 16 to 25 November 2018, Amazon will offer new Black Friday Toy Dealsevery day.

There will also be thousands of ‘Lightning Deals’ – products available at a discount, in limited quantities, for short periods of time – introduced throughout the sale. Prime members receive early access to these deals plus many other benefits.

What is Black Friday?

Since the 1950s Black Friday has been considered the start of the Christmas shopping season in the US. Traditionally, retailers open early and slash prices. For the last few years, the concept of Black Friday has been marketed to UK shoppers who now recognise it as the time to bag a bargain.

So, you may remember seeing news stories about huge crowds fighting over goods in stores on Black Friday. Of course, this doesn’t happen online – although many deals are timed or only have limited availability. It’s a good idea to plan exactly what you want in advance of Black Friday and if you see that deal, grab it while you can.

Amazon has daily deals, timed deals and deals with early access for Prime members. They usually have good savings on their own range of products including Kindle and Alexa.

Amazon’s Christmas Toy Predictions 2018

Everyone has been waiting to see what’s on the Amazon Top Toys Christmas 2018 list. It’s likely these toys will feature in Black Friday toy deals.  Amazon usually has toy offers for the entire week but jump in as soon as you see what you want as Black Friday toy deals don’t stick around for long. Remember Cyber Monday on 26th November too.

To get Black Friday Toy Deals, you need to be prepared

Take note of the toys your children are talking about as the year goes on. You may be surprised how early some people start planning Christmas presents. However, the rise of social media means the top trends can come and go very quickly. You don’t want to buy something they desperately want in June and find it’s ‘out’ by December. This is especially true of the toy crazes.

The ‘Must Have’ toys this Christmas

The biggest and best-know toy retailers predict the top toys for Xmas 2018. These are likely to be the best-selling toys that are most in demand – the ‘must have’ toys for Christmas. We also pick our Must Have Toys 2018 on our homepage.

We are monitoring the lists from the most famous names in toy retail. So far AmazonJohn Lewis, HamleysHarrods, Smyths and Argos have all made their predictions. Most of these lists come out between the time when the schools go back in September and Halloween.

You’ll know that Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the US. Thanksgiving Day is always the fourth Thursday in November and it’s a big celebration. Traditionally, retailers open early and slash prices. For the last few years, the concept of Black Friday has been marketed to UK shoppers who now recognise it as the time to bag a bargain.

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