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Black Friday & Boxing Day: Is It All it’s cracked up to be? – Part 2

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In a previous blog post I teamed up with Ingenico ePayments to see if Black Friday discounts are  genuine.  
For this retail experiment I considered everything I think I could possibly need for 2018 and live-tweeted the Black Friday discounts on the selected items.  
 
From CURRYS I could have saved almost £650.89 on Black Friday purchases versus the very same purchases done today ( for essential items such as a fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, hoover, and a HD television) 
Amazon Black Fridays deals on electronics and household goods.would have saved me £133.09 when comparing the prices of the very same items today on 8th of December..
John Lewis’ shopping prices between Black Friday and now equated in a savings of £92.05, whereas ARGOS’ –  £112.50 &  TESCO’s –  182.48.
Read the below to see how each of these items are priced today, to see how much I really saved on my Black Friday shopping spree. 
 

…CURRYS

1.Fridge Freezer –KENWOOD KNF60X17 60/40 Fridge Freezer – Inox

RRP: £539.99 Currys, Black Friday Price: £299.99, 10% Black Friday discount : £29.99 –> New discounted price:  £299.99-29.99=£270

TOTAL saving : £269.99

8th of December price: £469.99 - price difference Black Friday: 8/12/17 = £170
26th of December price: £269.00
19th of January - £299.99

2.Washing Machine – BEKO WTB841R2W 8 kg 1400 Spin Washing Machine – White

RRP: £349.99 Currys, Black Friday Price: £179.99 = TOTAL saving: £170.00

8th of December price: £349.99 price difference Black Friday: 8/12/17 = £170
26th of December price: £259.99
19th of January - £229.99

3.Dish Washer – BEKO DIN 15X10 Full-size Integrated Dishwasher

RRP: £349.99 Curry, Black Friday Price: £199.00 = TOTAL saving: £159.99

8th of December price: £349.99 price difference Black Friday: 8/12/17 = £150.99
26th of December price: £219.99
19th of January - £219.99

4.Hoover  –DYSON V6 Absolute Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

The cheapest cordless ANIMAL v6 was for £179 from £184.99, however the biggest DYSON V6 discount at CURRYS was for the one mentioned above:

RRP: £469.99 Currys, Black Friday Price: £229.99 =TOTAL saving: £240.00

8th of December price: £249.99 price difference Black Friday: 8/12/17 = £20
26th of December & 19th of January 2018 price: £239.99

5.OLED TV – one of the cheapest at Currys and Award winner at Which.co.uk- LG OLED55B7V 55″ Smart 4K Ultra HD OLED TV

RRP: £2999.99 Currys,  Friday Price: £1349.10 = TOTAL saving: £1650.89

8th of December price: £1489.00 price difference Black Friday: 8/12/17 = £139.90
26th of December & 19th of January 2018 price: £1499.00

Total Curry’s saving on  Black Friday vs 8th of December:  £170+£170+£150.99+£20+£139.90=£650.89

AMAZON

1.Electric Toothbrush – Oral-B Genius 9000 CrossAction Electric Toothbrush Rechargeable Powered by Braun, Black

RRP: 279.99, Black Friday : £84.94 = TOTAL saving: £195.09

8th of December price: £89.99 price difference Black Friday: 8/12/17 = £5.05
26th of December price: £89.99
19th of January price : £140.00

2.Smart Thermostat – Nest 3rd Generation Learning Thermostat

RRP: 219.99, Black Friday : £149.94 = TOTAL saving: £70.99

8th of December price: £198.97 price difference Black Friday: 8/12/17 = £49.03
26th of December & 19th of January price: £189.00

3. Smart Fitness Watch- Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch

RRP: 159.99, Black Friday : £106.99 = TOTAL saving: £53

8th of December price: £139.99 price difference Black Friday: 8/12/17 = £33
26th of December price: £138.99
19th of January price: £129.00

4. Spirits – Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve Premium Blended Scotch Whisky, 70 cl

RRP: £44.00, Black Friday : £28.99 = TOTAL saving: £15.10

8th of December price: £40 price difference Black Friday: 8/12/17 = £11.01
26th of December price: £47.94
19th of January: £40

5.Hair Removal –Philips Lumea Prestige IPL Hair Removal Device for Body, Face, Bikini & Underarms – BRI956/00

RPP: £575.00, Black Friday : £289.99 = TOTAL saving: £285.01

8th of December price: £324.99 price difference Black Friday: 8/12/17 = £35
26th of December price: £299.99
19th of January: £324.99

Total Amazon’s saving on  Black Friday vs 8th of December:  £5.05+£49.03+£33+£11.01+£35=£133.09

JOHN LEWIS

1.Amazon Tablet –New Amazon Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa, Quad-core, Fire OS, 7″, Wi-Fi, 8GB, 7″, with Special Offers, Black

RPP: £49.95, Black Friday: £29.90 = TOTAL saving: £20

8th of December price: £49.95 price difference Black Friday: 8/12/17 = £20.05
26th of December & 19th of January price: £49.95
2.Amazon Kindle Paperwhite - Amazon Kindle Paperwhite eReader, 6"

RPP: £109.00, Black Friday : £79.00 = TOTAL saving: £30

8th of December price: £109 price difference Black Friday: 8/12/17 = £30
26th of December & 19th of January price: £109.95

3.Amazon TV Stick –Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa

RPP: £39.95, Black Friday : £24.95 = TOTAL saving: £15

8th of December price: £39.95 price difference Black Friday: 8/12/17 = £15
26th of December & 19th of January price: £39.95

4.Speakers –Amazon Echo Dot

RPP: £49.00, Black Friday : £34.00 = TOTAL saving: £15

8th of December price: £49.99 price difference Black Friday: 8/12/17 = £15.99
26th of December & 19th January price: £49.99

5. Toys – Doll House

RPP: £33.65, Black Friday : £25.89 = TOTAL saving: £7.76

8th of December price: £36.99 price difference Black Friday: 8/12/17 = £11.1
26th of December & 19th of January price: £36.99

6.Fridge Freezer – Liebherr CN3033 Comfort NoFrost Freestanding Fridge Freezer

RPP: £549, Pre Black Friday: £399, Black Friday: £299 = TOTAL saving: £250

8th of December price: £299 price difference Black Friday: 8/12/17 = £0
26th of December price: £299.00 not available on 19th of January

Total John Lewis’ saving on  Black Friday vs 8th of December:  £20.05+£30+£15+£15.99+£11.01=£92.05

ARGOS

1.LEGO: LEGO Nexo Knights Aaarons Stone Destroyer

RPP: £49.99, Black Friday: £19.99  = TOTAL saving: £30

8th of December price: £19.99 price difference Black Friday: 8/12/17 = £0
26th of December & 19th of January price: £19.99

2. Xbox One S Xbox One S 500GB Minecraft Complete Adventure Console Bundle 

RPP: £229.99, Black Friday: £169.99 = TOTAL saving: £60

8th of December price: not available but similar product price now is £229.00, price difference Black Friday: 8/12/17 = £60
26th of December price: £199.99 and 19th of January price £229.99

3. Toys : Glimmies Rainbow Friends Glimwheel Playset

RPP: £24.99, Black Friday: £12.49 = TOTAL saving: £12.50

8th of December price: £19.99 price difference Black Friday: 8/12/17 = £7.50
26th of December price: £17.99
19th of January price: £15.99

4. Habitat Lamp –Habitat Constanza Glass Table Lamp

RPP: £25.00, Black Friday: £10.00 = TOTAL saving: £15

8th of December price: £25.00 price difference Black Friday: 8/12/17 = £15
26th of December price: £25.00 - not available on 19/01/2018

5.Tablet- Alcatel 10 ” Tablet

RPP: £99.99, Black Friday: £69.99 = TOTAL saving: £30

8th of December price: £99.99 price difference Black Friday: 8/12/17 = £30
26th of December & 19th January price: £99.99

Total ARGOS’ saving on  Black Friday vs 8th of December:  £0+£60+£7.5+£15+£30=£112.50

TESCO

1.Consoles  – Nintendo Switch console with Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

RPP: £323.99, Black Friday: £289.00 = TOTAL saving: £34.99

8th of December price: £321.99 price difference Black Friday: 8/12/17 = £32.99
26th of December:Similar products as the above is not available: Nintendo Switch Grey Console and Joycon Grips and Lego Ninjago for £299

2. Experience Gift – Dinner Cruise on the Thames for Two

RPP: £164.00, Black Friday: £123.00 = TOTAL saving: £41

8th of December price: £164.00 price difference Black Friday: 8/12/17 = £41
26th of December: £169.00
19th of January price £164.00 

3. Board Games –Monopoly World Edition

RPP: £25.00, Black Friday: £12.50 = TOTAL saving: £12.50

8th of December price: £15 price difference Black Friday: 8/12/17 = £2.5
26th of December & 19th of January price: £19.99 --> Out of Stock

4. Furniture – Dressing Table Stool

RPP: £49.00, Black Friday: £29.00 = TOTAL saving: £20

8th of December price: £49 price difference Black Friday: 8/12/17 = £20
26th of December & 19th of January price: £29

5.Curling Tong – BaByliss 2663GU Curl Secret Simplicity Hair Styler with Pouch and Mirror

RPP: £120.00, Black Friday: £49.00 = TOTAL saving: £71

8th of December price: £80 price difference Black Friday: 8/12/17 = £31
26th of December & 19th of January price: £120

6. Steam Cleaner – Karcher SC1

RPP: £79.99, Black Friday: £45.00 = TOTAL saving: £34.99

8th of December price: £99.99 price difference Black Friday: 8/12/17 = £54.99
26th of December price: £66.50
19th of January price:£66.50
Total TESCOS’ saving on  Black Friday vs 8th of December:  £32.99+£41+£2.5+£20+£31+54.99=£182.48
 
On Black Friday, retailers offer consumers real discounts that are not available at other times of the 
year. By purchasing necessary items over Black Friday weekend, and Cyber Monday I saved a huge 
amount. Now I’d like to continue this research into the busy Christmas period, Boxing Day sales and 
the famous January sales, to know for sure just how good the discounts are on some of the biggest 
shopping days of the year. 
 

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