Shops across the globe are slashing prices as Black Friday sales hit.
The day of discounts originated in the US but spread across continents over the last decade, as buyers and sellers caught wind of the event, which is now the biggest shopping day of the year in the UK.
One of the most popular purchases this year could be the air fryer – an increasingly popular, energy-efficient alternative to an oven; it has gripped consumers with the promise of healthy meals, cooked for less.
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Customers usually take advantage of the big ticket slashes to buy themselves a new television, games console or mobile phone.
But it’s not a sale day exclusive to electronics, and the bargains now sweep across the retail board to include clothes, toys, cosmetics, food and drink.
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What is Black Friday?
Black Friday is the informal name given to the day after Thanksgiving in the US, when big retailers offer huge discounts on goods in what is considered to be the biggest shopping day of the year.
In normal years, some shops open shortly after midnight, but most open at either 5am or 6am and customers queue around the corner – some even camping out overnight – to get their hands on a bargain.
This has often resulted in mayhem as customers scramble and fight each other over heavily discounted goods. Since 2006, there have been seven reported deaths and 98 injuries throughout the US on Black Friday.
Black Friday first made an appearance in the 2010s when Walmart-owned Asda announced it would be running a Black Friday campaign. More and more retailers – including Tesco, Amazon, John Lewis and Argos – began to follow suit.
But in 2014, police were forced to get involved after fights broke out and people were trampled and assaulted in many stores across the country as shoppers violently scrambled for a bargain.