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Don't be fooled by the Black Friday hype

"The Black Friday sales offer few real deals with most goods cheaper or available for the same price at other times, claims consumer group Which?

Just one in 20 offers were cheaper during the annual sales, which start this week, Which? said.

Among products cheaper outside of Black Friday were a tumble dryer, smart speaker, coffee maker and TV soundbar.

Do research and never impulse buy, Which? home products and services chief Natalie Hitchins advised consumers.

Which? tracked 83 products on Black Friday last year - 23 November. The items, from retailers - including Currys PC World, Amazon, and John Lewis - were monitored six months before the date and six months after.

Just four products were cheaper on Black Friday than at other times of the year. Six in 10 items were cheaper or the same price on at least one day in the six months prior to last year's Black Friday event."

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-50551415
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Old 26.11.2019, 09:52
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Re: Don't be fooled by the Black Friday hype

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"The Black Friday sales offer few real deals with most goods cheaper or available for the same price at other times, claims consumer group Which?

Just one in 20 offers were cheaper during the annual sales, which start this week, Which? said.

Among products cheaper outside of Black Friday were a tumble dryer, smart speaker, coffee maker and TV soundbar.

Do research and never impulse buy, Which? home products and services chief Natalie Hitchins advised consumers.

Which? tracked 83 products on Black Friday last year - 23 November. The items, from retailers - including Currys PC World, Amazon, and John Lewis - were monitored six months before the date and six months after.

Just four products were cheaper on Black Friday than at other times of the year. Six in 10 items were cheaper or the same price on at least one day in the six months prior to last year's Black Friday event."

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-50551415
But that's enough about the U.K....
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Old 26.11.2019, 09:58
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But that's enough about the U.K....
It's relevant if you are hoping to get a bargain (not white goods, obvs ) from UK sites to ship here, though?

There are some good bargains if you're careful and have been keeping an eye out for the past few weeks. I've got some cool sports gear ready to pop into my basket.
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"The Black Friday sales offer few real deals with most goods cheaper or available for the same price at other times, claims consumer group Which?

Just one in 20 offers were cheaper during the annual sales, which start this week, Which? said.

Among products cheaper outside of Black Friday were a tumble dryer, smart speaker, coffee maker and TV soundbar.

Do research and never impulse buy, Which? home products and services chief Natalie Hitchins advised consumers.

Which? tracked 83 products on Black Friday last year - 23 November. The items, from retailers - including Currys PC World, Amazon, and John Lewis - were monitored six months before the date and six months after.

Just four products were cheaper on Black Friday than at other times of the year. Six in 10 items were cheaper or the same price on at least one day in the six months prior to last year's Black Friday event."

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-50551415

The same goes for all the Swiss Black Friday hype and so many people fall for it.....they really are gluttons for punishement!
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Old 26.11.2019, 10:28
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Re: Don't be fooled by the Black Friday hype

Dutch website Tweakers who also has the best and biggest pricecomparison platform of the Netherlands, did a research on 10.000 products that had a discount on Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2018, their data showed that half of those items offered the lowest price since being introduced on the Dutch market.

Just like your link says nothing about Switzerland tho.

Just to watch when buying something, some offers are a rip-off, others simply are great.
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Old 26.11.2019, 10:49
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Re: Don't be fooled by the Black Friday hype

As said in Yesterday's thread Which stores offer real Black Friday deals? which is about the same topic:
Do your own market research and use the help of price tracking websites.

Switzerland: www.toppreise.ch
Germany, Austria, UK, Poland: www.geizhals.de www.skinflint.co.uk
Amazon: www.camelcamelcamel.com
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http://www.20min.ch/finance/news/story/11319481
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Re: Don't be fooled by the Black Friday hype

The consumer is like putty in the hands of these sellers
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Re: Don't be fooled by the Black Friday hype

I need to build a new PC and have a list of components to buy. I decided to wait to see what blackfriday or cybermonday will offer.

I've tracked the prices of all components I need and most of them have gone up 5-8% this week... all to be set down 10% super mega hyper promotion on black friday....

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Old 27.11.2019, 10:56
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Re: Don't be fooled by the Black Friday hype

Black Friday comes after Thanksgiving Thursday, a day where many people have off and don't know what to do with themselves. It was a brilliant marketing strategy in the US which expanded abroad. There were at one time great bargains to be had but alas, those days are gone and nowadays it's mostly just hype.
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The consumer is like putty in the hands of these sellers
That's why you have to be silly and act fast so you are not soft and squishable.
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I need to build a new PC and have a list of components to buy. I decided to wait to see what blackfriday or cybermonday will offer.

I've tracked the prices of all components I need and most of them have gone up 5-8% this week... all to be set down 10% super mega hyper promotion on black friday....

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It's the spirit of Xmas. Rip off the people's as much as possible@!
The spirit of Christmas should be giving to the less fortunate, omtatsat. Not yet another opportunity for shopping binge.
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Re: Don't be fooled by the Black Friday hype

Black Friday hype or not.

XboX one X 1Tb including game for 299,- is damn cheap.
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Old 29.11.2019, 10:13
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Re: Don't be fooled by the Black Friday hype

Got a black-friday email today - as everybody, I know.

A few weeks ago I had looked into the Livington Smokeless Grill. It's available in two sizes. The cheapest offer was Lehner Versand at 59.95 and 99.95 depending on size.
As I was more on the "get rid of stuff" trip this year, I decided I don't need this.

Today, Lehner would give me 20% on it.

Looking for a bad reputation (to keep myself from buying it, LOL), I came accross "Die moderne Hausfrau" (a shop selling really strange, granny-style stuff with some pretty groovy highlights if one bothers to look through the catalogue) who today claims, they give you 65% on the small and 58% on the large one. Sounds pretty good - but they claim the original price is 199.90/239.90.
I put that into pdf as the proof will be gone tomorrow:
Die moderne Hausfrau_Grill_Betrug.pdf
Also if you check toppreise.ch their "original price" is completely unrealistic.

I find this example drastic. Not being a black-Friday-activist: Is this common?
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Got a black-friday email today - as everybody, I know.

A few weeks ago I had looked into the Livington Smokeless Grill. It's available in two sizes. The cheapest offer was Lehner Versand at 59.95 and 99.95 depending on size.
As I was more on the "get rid of stuff" trip this year, I decided I don't need this.

Today, Lehner would give me 20% on it.

Looking for a bad reputation (to keep myself from buying it, LOL), I came accross "Die moderne Hausfrau" (a shop selling really strange, granny-style stuff with some pretty groovy highlights if one bothers to look through the catalogue) who today claims, they give you 65% on the small and 58% on the large one. Sounds pretty good - but they claim the original price is 199.90/239.90.
I put that into pdf as the proof will be gone tomorrow:
Attachment 138259
Also if you check toppreise.ch their "original price" is completely unrealistic.

I find this example drastic. Not being a black-Friday-activist: Is this common?
During sales stores very often state the discount not against the previous price for which they sold but against the recommended retail price which is almost always way above actual normal selling price, nothing Black Friday specific. And this store is actually decent enough to mention this clearly so I don't see a problem.
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Re: Don't be fooled by the Black Friday hype

Coop offers a delonghi coffee machine at 35% off, while its child nettoshop's normal price is 30fr lower. Plus nettoshop runs a 20fr discount coupon all year round, making it 50fr cheaper than bloody coop's deal.
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