Thanksgiving 2018: Which Stores Are Open and Closed Before Black Friday

Thanksgiving 2018: Which Stores Are Open and Closed Before Black Friday

That Black Friday discount may look like a good deal, but our year-long investigation has found that you could get a better bargain if you're willing to wait.

A Sony Cyber-shot HX60B Superzoom compact camera was advertised as £189 (save £10) on Black Friday by Currys PC World, was found to be £10 cheaper at least 27 times in June and July 2017 and £10 or more cheaper at least 43 times in the six months following Black Friday.

Black Friday started out in the United States where it is marked on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Their research found 87% of the products were cheaper outside of the sales event which fell on Friday 24 November.

But not everything is perhaps as much of a deal as you thought.

In recent years, several stores have begun extending Black Friday into Thanksgiving Day itself, opening after the turkey has been finished to allow maximum potential shopping time.

There are a lot of deals to sort through, though, so we've tried to take some of the work out of it for you.

Which? discovered that almost half of the products on offer were sold for less in the six months following Black Friday, which covered the period December 2017 to May 2018.

In addition to Black Friday 2018 Amazon savings on video game and Fire TV hardware, Amazon also has a few fresh deals on new HD televisions. Moreover, as Black Friday promotions push earlier into November, even the distinction between shopping on Black Friday and the days beforehand is becoming less apparent.

Black Friday, along with its younger cousin Cyber Monday, are right around the corner.

The consumer watchdog found that waiting until after the Black Friday period would have resulted in a better deal as it was cheaper on at least 60 occasions after, starting with a further £20 discount in mid-December and even dropping to £39.99 for at least 21 days during March and April 2018.

We're not aiming to flood you with deals - we're looking through all the major retailer offerings to see when the tech we love (or like the look of) gets a meaty discount - and point out when some items shouldn't be seen as great value. This does not exclude these products from other promotions'.

All the retailers that were included in the investigation gave a reply explaining their approach to Black Friday.

Find out about offers in advance - sign up to your favourite retailers' newsletters for inside tips, or check their social media pages ahead of the sales for any clues or hints to what will be on offer. Both this TV and the 60in LG sold by Amazon were part of the retailers" Black Friday deals, although no "before' price was given. Make sure you're prepared, and don't buy based on the claimed discount alone.

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